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Mark VI Patrol Boat

The primary mission of Mark VI Patrol Boats is to provide capability to persistently patrol littoral areas beyond sheltered harbors and bays for the purpose of force protection of friendly and coalition forces and critical infrastructure. These missions include: security force assistance (SFA); high value unit (HVU) shipping escort; visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) operations; and theater security cooperation (TSC)
Mark VI Patrol Boat Copyright © Petty Officer 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez, U.S. Navy

Status

In active service

Contractor

Manufacturer: SAFE Boats International - Bremerton, Washington, USA

Crew

2 x 5 Crew (10 total)
8 Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team

Weapon systems

Aft and bow mounts
2 x Mk-38 25mm Machine Gun System
MK50 Sea Protector Gun Weapon System mounts
4 x M249 Squad Automatic Weapon
- OR -
4 x M240 Medium Machine Gun
- OR -
4 x M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 25.85 meters 84.8 feet
Beam: 6.25 meters 20.5 feet
Draft: less than 1.52 meters less than 5 feet
Weight
Displacement (full load): 77 110.76 kilograms 170 000 pounds
Features
Performance: 5 200 horsepower
Propulsion (main): 2 MTU 16V2000 M94
Propulsion (water jets): 2 Hamilton HM651
Cruise speed: 25+ knots (46+ kilometers per hour) (28+ miles per hour)
Speed (sprint): 35+ knots (64+ kilometers per hour) (40+ miles per hour)
Range: 600+ nautical miles (1 110+ kilometers) (690+ miles)