Special Purpose Craft - Airboats (SPC-AIR)
There are several types of Special Purpose Crafts. These crafts are unique in their performance of an authorized mission requiring specialized capability that cannot be met within the standardized boat fleet.
The Special Purpose Craft Airboats (SPC-AIR) are utilized by various Coast Guard units in the execution of ice rescue missions, flood response, and are capable of operating over water, ice and short distances on land.. Airboats are also used to get responders into shallow water areas and marsh areas where deep-draft vessels cannot go. They range in length from 18-feet to 24-feet.