North Beach VFD signs agreement for new 46′ jet powered Fire Boat


After nearly a 5 year journey, the North Beach VFD has successfully signed a build agreement with Moose Boat Manufacturing for our replacement fire boat.

The new fire boat will be

  • 46’ catamaran style, with a 1500 GPM pump
  • two – 600 hp Cummins motors powering twin jet drives
  • two – monitor nozzles
  • two – SWIT Link floatation rafts, a Davit Lifting device
  • state of the art marine electronics.

This boat will significantly improve the marine emergency response capabilities not only for Calvert County but the surrounding jurisdictions.


Images courtesy of the North Beach VFD Facebook Page

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