Hennepin County Sheriff accepts patrol boat for Mississippi operations

Wisconsin-based Lake Assault Boats has delivered an 8.5-metre rescue vessel to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s water patrol unit in Minneapolis.

Powered by a pair of Mercury Verado 223kW engines with digital throttle, shift and power steering, the craft with a modified V-hull configuration is outfitted with a 1.6-metre hydraulically operated bow door, and two 0.86-metre dive doors.

The 2.7-metre-long pilot house is CBRNE compliant, with radiation, chemical, and biological detection systems.

The boat also features an interior clearance height of 1.9 metres, a fold-down work station and a computer desk attached to the rear of the helm station.

The boat is equipped with two Lowrance touchscreen monitors, GPS, sonar, chartplotting, StructureScan sonar and a SpitzLift aluminium davit crane.

The sheriff’s water patrol unit is responsible for boating enforcement, education and emergencies in waterways such as Lake Minnetonka and sections of the Mississippi River.

Baird Maritime

The best maritime site on the web. The sea's our scene!