Military Patrol Boats for SaleAugust 06, 2019
Military agencies demand durable and high-quality boats for their missions. That is why the boats are made by a core team of great engineers that make the boats stand up to the harshest conditions. Whether you are in the Coast Guard or Navy, we make sure there is a boat model that will fit your specific personal and mission needs.
BENEFITS OF MILITARY BOATS
- Safety: Most military tasks involve high-risk situations. For that reason, you should always be prepared for anything while you’re out on the water. The unique designs of our military capable boats ensure the safety of the crew for any operational activity.
- Affordability: When you’re looking to purchase a fleet of boats for your patrolling needs, it’s important to consider the price. With these boats, you will not see yourself sacrificing quality to get an optimal market price.
- Strength: In military operations the boat will have to be exposed to very tough situations. The engineers have years of experience designing these type of boats to make sure yours will overcome the conditions you may face.
FIND A RELIABLE BOAT
When you purchase a boat having the peace of mind that the boat is built to resist the toughest wear and tear is highly important. You also need a high speed and high performance boat that provides the safety and durability that military operations need.
Here is a list of excellent military boats we offer and that possess all those qualities at a great price.
Our Military Boats
1. PATROL 505
The Patrol 505 is a mid-sized patrol boat. It is designed to withstand the worst weather conditions and still maintain its maneuverability and speed. This 16ft RIB boat features an inflatable collar and a hard laminate hull. These provide stability and strength which make the Patrol 505 adequate for a wide range of commercial marine applications.
The Patrol 505 is not limited to a commercial use. In more than 40 countries like Tunisia, Portugal, Singapore, Oman and many others it is used for rescue and military operations. This boat is the most common RIB along the coasts of the United States and makes up most of the fleet of the National Sea Rescue Institute. It has two amazing qualities, it is durable and affordable, which makes this inflatable patrol boat something to offer to everyone.
2. PATROL CABIN 880
The Patrol Cabin 880 is known as the Special Forces boat throughout the whole world. The cabin range is used by more elite sailors and soldiers than any other craft.
Its unique hull shape is designed with removable lateral stabilizers, and various floor systems that allows it to carry combatants in a variety of missions. The hull shape can give the pilot unsurpassed maneuverability in various and dangerous conditions and also get a large load on the plane.
3. PATROL 780
The Patrol 780 is a professional boat designed to offer exceptional maneuverability and durability. This is the only boat of its type to have been used in combat. It has a unique hull shape that makes it optimal for commercial applications and patrol rescue.
Since the Patrol 780 can carry up to 2,220 pounds, it is perfect for taking on almost any mission. With both speed and strength, this boat is made perfectly for rescue, patrol and use in combat settings.
4. TOW AND RECOVERY 780
The Tow & Recovery 780 is exclusively offered by Sirocco Marine. It is made for the public and commercial safety market. Fluid Watercraft produces one of the most rugged hauls out on the market with the finest material. All these Fluid Watercraft boats have a unique 2” wide aluminum beach keel plate to protect the hull from any incidental impact.
5. PATROL 880
The Fluid Patrol 880 is a 28-foot patrol RIB used in boating applications worldwide due to its proven ability in rough conditions. This large patrol boat adheres to the rigorous safety, performance and reliability requirements of government and military agencies around the world.
The Patrol 880 is used in tactical, rescue, patrol, anti-terrorism, ship boarding, commercial and military charter operations in more than 40 countries.
The shape of the boat’s hull also allows it to get a large load on the plane providing unsurpassed maneuverability in many risky situations.
Patrol 880 is one of the most recognizable boats for Commandos and Special Forces.
Boat Safety TipsJuly 10, 2019
Whether you’re an experienced navigator or a casual boater, it’s very important for everyone on board to review boat safety practices before setting sail. Being in the water is one of the most relaxing and revitalizing experiences you’ll have but in order to make this journey safe and enjoyable, it’s a must for everyone to review these tips before leaving the dock.
Take a safety course
According to the Coast Guard, you greatly reduce the risk of getting into a boating accident if the captain received boat safety training. These safety courses are vital for any new boater and they’re affordable. It’s possible to do them online as well. You learn all the techniques for using your boat safely and properly so it’s the first thing you should do before you sail with friends and family.
Use the free Coast Guard safety check
There’s a safety checklist provided by the U.S. Coast Guard that’s available online, you can print the list and use it as a guide to inspecting your own boat before setting sail. Also, you can schedule an inspection by a Coast Guard official free of charge. The inspection is to review the safety equipment you have on board, to check the conditions of your boat, and to answer any doubts and questions you may have about boat safety. It’s a great way to ensure you’re not forgetting anything important.
Lifejackets are lifesaving.
Even if everyone in the boat can swim, it’s vital for everyone on board to have lifejackets. The sole purpose of personal floatation devices is to keep you from drowning. If something bad were to happen to your boat, you won’t have time to find a lifejacket and put it on. For this reason, it’s essential to put them on before you start your journey.
Make sure everyone is informed
Everyone on the boat should be informed on the basics of boat safety. Communication is key and the best way to avoid a tragic accident is to make sure everyone is empowered with knowledge.
It’s important to use common sense, the same way you shouldn’t drink and drive on the road, you definitely shouldn’t drink and boat. You have to stay alert at all times and alcohol can decrease your coordination and judgment.
Check the weather
Knowledge is power! It’s easier to navigate if you checked the weather beforehand. You’re better prepared to deal with the waters and you’ll know how to deal with strong winds and big waves.
Check out the United States Coast Guard Boat Safety Division website to have more information about safe boating.Read more
Choosing the right water sports boatJuly 04, 2019
Surface water sports are excellent for thrill-seeking adventurers that love being in the water and also love high speed. The most popular water sports are waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and wakesurfing. Although there are plenty of variations, all these sports have in common one thing: you are being towed by a boat. So if you’re a fan of any of these sports or you’d like to try soon, it’s important you do it with the right water sports boat.
But before knowing what water sports boat works best, it’s important to understand what these sports are all about. One thing is for sure, they’re all incredibly fun and they take some skill. For this reason, people love to challenge themselves in the water at super high speeds.
Towed water tubing consists of being towed on an inner tube (which is ring-shaped and inflatable) by a motorboat. Nowadays it’s extremely popular to see inflatable motor boats towing tubers. You can reach super high speeds with this sport, making it perfect for adrenaline junkies.
Wakesurfing & Wakeboarding
A wake is the wave pattern on the surface of the water left by high-speed motor boats. Wakesurfing and wakeboarding are water sports where you navigate (or surf) the wake left by a motorboat, this means it’s important to have a boat that leaves a powerful wake behind.
This water sport is highly popular amongst speed lovers. Pulled by a rope, the sport consists of maintaining your balance while wearing skis on your feet. There are variations of this sport, you can either use one ski, two skis or no ski at all. Either way, it’s almost impossible to keep a straight face in this sport.
What water sports boat would work best for me?
It certainly depends on the specific type of water sport you’re planning on doing. For example, if you’d like to do waterskiing, you would need an inboard, direct-drive engine located in the center so you have great balance. With this boat, you have a better chance of navigating on a straight line. If the boat is a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) you have a better chance of stability and speed.
On the other hand, a v-drive layout boat is perfect for wakeboarding and wakesurfing. The engine is located in the transom (on the rear). This design makes water displacement way stronger, creating bigger wakes.
For tubing, we recommend a jet boat. These boats are all about speed and they don’t produce a lot of wake. However, they plane quite easily, meaning that you can change directions fast. This feature makes jet boats ideal for tubing.
Whatever you may choose, we have a wide variety of strong, durable, and fast RIBs perfect for any water sport. Our boats are proudly used for the army, navy, coast guard and other departments that require a high-performing boat that can stand the test of time.Read more
On board with Carl Allen, serial yacht owner and CEO of Allen ExplorationJuly 16, 2018
With a personal fleet that includes an aircraft and a submarine, superyacht owner Carl Allen tells Cécile Gauert how, after selling his business, he found new purpose in exploring the deep and researching its pollution…
His last name is Allen, his personal fleet includes a submarine and he loves finding sunken ships. His first name, though, is not Paul. This is Carl Allen of Dallas, married to Gigi, and the driving force behind the Allen Exploration company. “I have been accused of being his nephew a few times,” Carl says of that other Allen, as he comes up naturally in a conversation about shipwrecks. “He’s found the Indianapolis, which was something else,” he says.
If the name of Allen Exploration is not that familiar yet, it is because Allen is only getting warmed up as an environmental warrior, studying plastic pollution and fish migration, with a secondary mission as retriever of sunken history. He recently sold his family’s Heritage Bag Company, a manufacturer of institutional rubbish bags, which he headed for many years. With that, and in spite of his many interests including raising fallow elk, Sitka deer and Russian boars in Tennessee, he needed a new purpose and acquired the tools of his future trade and lifelong avocation.
Travelling with his 50 metre Westport – bought for and named after his wife on her birthday – are his 55 metre Damen support vessel Axis and Viking 52 Open Express Frigate. The fleet also includes an Icon A5 aircraft and a Triton submarine, both stored on Axis’s deck. The support vessel has some uncommon add-ons, including a deep fryer and a smoker grill, hinting at the 26 years the couple spent in Texas. “I love it here. I will never leave Texas,” Allen says.
I meet him in the office of Allen Exploration in a corporate building in Irving, which overlooks a vast swathe of flat Texas land. The fog is thick on a mid-December day but not enough to conceal the startling absence of salt water. An Emmy statuette sits at the centre of the conference table in the hushed, comfortable atmosphere of a plush corporate office. All is oversized, Texas style. “Being right here on top of a building in Dallas, Texas, everybody thinks we’re an oil and gas firm and I have to explain that, no, we are true exploration — our logo is Air, Land, Sea and Below,” he says.
His curiosity for what lies below was born in an unlikely place, the Midwest, where he grew up. He obtained his PADI certification in a sunken quarry in Wisconsin one January, bumping in the dark against an enormous carp. “It was about 60 pounds and I was freaking out.” He kept up diving in fresh and occasionally frigid water until his stepfather – Charles Walgreen III, the grandson of the founder of Walgreens – bought a home in Florida. He was an avid boater and fisherman as well, and the family enjoyed the sea. To memorialise him after he passed away in September 2016, Allen and family dropped an anchor to mark one of his favourite fishing spots.
“When I discovered salt water, that was the end of the lakes,” Allen says. In the salty shallows around Florida he found more, different kinds of fish and the remains of cargos from armadas of ships. It fired his imagination. And then he met Mel Fisher, the chicken farmer turned millionaire and self-confessed part pirate who found the 17th century Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha and its cargo of gold and emeralds.
“A buddy of mine and I decided we were going to take a three day vacation to Key West. I was 20 years old. Maybe 21.” They toured the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and Allen was thrilled. “There is a little sign at the end of the tour that says: ‘This is only 10 per cent of the collection.’ I said: ‘Let’s go introduce ourselves.’” They walked into Mel Fisher’s office.
Allen remembers it very clearly some 30 years later. “He’s just sitting at his desk in a chair much like this one,” he says, brushing the arms of his own chair. “He’s got this necklace; it’s a solid gold cross, and on each point of the cross is a 40 carat emerald. That piece alone is worth millions of dollars. And I’m just fascinated. We’re beginner divers and we’re talking about quitting school, and going to work for Mel Fisher.
“I said: ‘Mr Fisher, with all due respect, you’ve looked for this for 15 years. Have you found everything that is out there?’ His office looked like an old pirate ship and it had sand floors. He was very softly spoken, kind of a quiet guy, and he reaches down, grabs a big pile of sand and lays it on the desk. My buddy and I were thinking, ‘what’s he doing?’”
Allen demonstrates what happened next and all of us around the table lean a bit closer to hear the story. “He pulled off a couple of kernels [grains] and he said: ‘This is what I found. THAT [pointing to the rest of the sand] is what’s still out there.’ And that was the end for me. So I had a career, built my business up and I got to amateur treasure hunt whenever I could,” he continues. On display in the Allen Exploration office are a few of his finds. Nothing quite like the treasure of the Atocha, at least not yet. “I don’t really want to say more than that.”
Part of the thrill of the hunt is the thrill of the find. Allen believes there are billions of dollars’ worth of sunken Spanish treasure still at large – gold coins, jewels and a life-size gold statue. “That turns me on, but I am not after that,” he says. “I have already achieved success.” He believes that whatever treasures are still at large belong, in part, to the country closest to where they lie.
What Allen loves is what these objects say about the people who were alive at the time. He is not a history academic but he knows an awful lot, for instance, about what sailors had to endure during months of travel – including their diet and its consequences. He found a strange object once, a story he tells with glee and humour. A professor at the University of Florida in St Augustine identified the object he had found – a 17th century enema kit. Ask Carl about fish paste sometime. Or King Philip IV of Spain – “kind of a strange dude”.
“Part of what I love about this is that you really learn what people were like back then. They were nothing like us,” he enthuses. “They were tough. They could go weeks without food. Survived sickness and broken bones.”
Allen Exploration’s primary goal is to help governments carry out research into their natural resources. Allen says his years in the family business inspired him. “I was one of the largest manufacturers of trash bags. Part of the give back for me is that I really want to study pollution. We are going to do serious studies along not only the shores of islands, because that’s really where the pollution exists with a lot of bottles and plastic film, but also below the surface and we can make samples with the submarine at different depths,” he says. “Bottles are ugly and they’re hard to look at, but they’re not really hurting the environment. The micro stuff is what we should be very concerned about. And this stuff moves too. It floats.”
He also plans an expedition to the Galápagos, once the permitting of the fleet has been done. “I’m here to research; this isn’t just a bunch of guys running around on jet skis. We’re going to share everything we see, everything we do. We want to work with local education facilities, universities, high schools and townships.”
Allen still is an avid fisherman, which gives him credentials to document what is happening with fish populations. “As fishermen, we’re the best eyes and ears. We know the migrations, we see the schools, the birds, the currents. We have fish aggregating devices [FADS] set up in a lot of places out there today, and that’s another thing Axis is going to be able to do. They’re set in very deep water with buoys and things such as tarps and pallets to attract fish, and they really work. The Bahamas are great because they’re protected, but also they’re the first thing the fish migrating from Europe run into.”
On occasions during our conversation, Allen gets up to check on pressing matters. During one of these breaks I look at the Emmy on the table. When he returns, I ask about it. “I owned about 30 per cent of a company called MandtVR, and we got that for virtual reality and augmented reality. It is something I really get excited about. In the future there’ll be a time when you’ll be able to walk with your favourite golfer live.”
There is much more to this, but we have to end the tale here. Watch for headlines: Carl Allen, retired in name only, will be there soon enough, remaking history.
Original Article: https://www.boatinternational.com/
By: CÉCILE GAUERT