13 Jan Kingston’s MetalCraft Marine recognized for Workboat of the Year Award
North American company MetalCraft Marine (MCM) has been awarded WorkBoat Magazine’s 2020 Significant Workboat of the Year.
The recognition came for the design and craftsmanship of the Interceptor43/44, a
chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) detection vessel that MCM has produced
for Los Angeles Port Police.
The $1.5 million dollar boat is a high-performance, state-of-the-art patrol boat designed
to carry out a range of tasks to support maritime security and border control. It also
facilitates counter-terrorism and effective disaster relief.
The vessel is equipped with sophisticated military-grade equipment and computer
software that can detect chemicals within a 3.1 mile radius and the presence of nuclear
particles through the steel sides of a ship. It can immediately analyse the size of a chemical
or biological plume and determine what direction it’s travelling.
The Interceptor43/44, formerly called ‘Boat 42’, is built for speed and stability, and can
work safely in 13’ to 17’ waves. It has extra wide side decks with room to carry side arms, a
portable 900-lb. davit and seating for three officers with extra seating for a boarding party
or mass rescue.
“We are fortunate to work with a team of highly skilled professionals who take pride in
quality workmanship,” says Bob Clark, Contracts Manager at MetalCraft Marine. “For more
than 30-years we’ve developed a reputation as a leader in advanced technology, design
and construction techniques and we are grateful for the recognition of innovation and
excellence this award represents. Our thanks goes out to everyone for believing in, and
voting for, MetalCraft Marine.”