New Boston Whaler Patrol Boat for Ottawa County Sheriff


October 19, 2012 – Edgewater, Fla. - Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) recently delivered a Boston Whaler 27' Vigilant patrol boat to the Ottawa County (MI) Sheriff's office. The boat was purchased with funding from a 2011 Port Security Grant, administered through FEMA. The Sheriff's office is tasked with law patrol, law enforcement, and fire suppression activities for the local river, which includes three harbors and a power plant. To fulfill these tasks, the Sheriff's Office chose a commercially built Boston Whaler walkaround cabin model. Lieutenant Steve Kempker, of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said that the Marine Unit consists of four to five full-time staff along with a number of reserve officers. Two-man teams patrol the area daily during the busy summer months.
The boat is powered by twin Yamaha engines, and includes the newest fire pump offering from BCGP, a 130 hp Mercruiser that mounts inside the cabin, leaving the deck clear. The pump can reach 120 psi, with a top flow rate of over 1,150 gallons per minute. The boat also features a starboard side rescue door to aid in victim retrieval or dive operations. The helm accommodates two officers and can be fully weather-protected. 
Boat Specifications
LOA: 26'7"
Beam: 10'
Draft: 21"
Weight: 6,200 lbs
Person Capacity: 12
Weight Capacity: 4,000 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 165 gallons
Max HP: 600 HP
Catherine Carlson
About BCGP
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) has been providing superior quality, customizable crafts to commercial and government agencies for almost 30 years. BCGP is a pre-eminent supplier of boats to homeland security, law enforcement, special operations and combat, and fire and rescue agencies. BCGP specializes in providing unsurpassed customer service and support. BCGP is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world.
About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, and Diversified Marine parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lowe Pontoons, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Triton Aluminum, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables.  For more information, visit


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