RIB Report Northwind's Enforcer Provides Special Services

Sharp is the best way to describe Northwind Marine's recent 2 3 - ft. (7-m) and 30-ft. (9.1-m) additions to its Extreme Task Force Line of Aluminumhull Rigid Inflatable Boats. With a 25.5- degree transom dead rise and a 36- degree waterline entry point, the first of the new models to finish production at the Seattle Wash, facility is the 23-ft Extreme. According to Bruce Reagan, president of Northwind Marine Inc., the company has received many requests for a boat of this size with a very sharp deep-V hull. The latest 23-ft Extreme to be put in service is with the Alaskan State Troopers. Outfitted with a T-top.

three-sided center console and twin 130- hp Honda four stroke engines, the state trooper boat reaches top speeds of 40 knots. "The 23's are being configured with single or twin outboard engine packages and several different deck arrangements," Reagan said. Northwind Marine's other new boat addition, the 30-ft. Pilot Master, has a 24-degree tran- som dead rise and a 42-degree waterline entry point. The commercial models undergoing production are powered by twin 240-hp Yanmar diesels and Hamilton 274 waterjets.

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