Oceanside Police orders patrol boat from Willard Marine


Willard Marine has received an order to produce a 10-metre, fiberglass harbor patrol boat for the Oceanside Police Department in California based on the Crystaliner boat design.

Willard's Crystaliner design includes new electronic systems, upgraded hull construction and powerful firefighting features. With a length of 10 metres and beam over 3 metres, its large open deck space is ideal for search and rescue missions, law enforcement safety and firefighting operations. Driven by twin Yanmar 8LV-350 inboard diesel engines, the vessel is capable of a cruising speed of 27 knots. The Oceanside craft will feature a Darley PSDE 125 single stage centrifugal fire pump producing over 4732 litres per minute at 150psi.

The Oceanside Police Department patrols the coastal and offshore region of San Diego, Oceanside and parts of Orange County, with three Crystaliner vessels that have been in service 15 to 30 years.

"The Crystaliner platform is conducive to the multitude of activities our officers are involved in such as marine rescues to include vessel tows and dewatering, marine firefighting, harbour patrol and diving," said Lieutenant Karen Laser of the Oceanside Police Department.

"We are excited Willard Marine is reviving these designs, as their performance abilities are best suited for the variety of functions our marine community expects of us in our area of responsibility," Laser added.

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