Station Assets25-Foot Defender Class Boat (RB-S)
Developed in a direct response to the need for additional Homeland Security
assets in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Defender Class
boats were procured under an emergency acquisition authority.
After several configuration changes, most notably a longer cabin and shock
mitigating rear seats, the Defender B Class (RB-S) boats were born. This fleet
was first delivered to the field in OCT 2003, and there are currently 357 RB-S
boats in operation.41-Foot Utility Boat (UTB)
The 41' UTB is the general workhorse at multi-mission units. It is designed
to operate under moderate weather and sea conditions where its speed and
maneuverability make it an ideal platform for a variety of missions.
There are presently 172 operational boats.
of the SPC-SW acquisition project is to recapitalize, standardize, and
upgrade the Coast Guard's existing fleet of non-standard SPC-SW
allowance boats. The proposed SPC-SW specification has been developed
to meet multiple Coast Guard mission activities in the shallow water
environment up to 18 inches of water. There are currently 37 SPC-SW
allowances in the Coast Guard's inventory, assigned throughout the