High-Speed Aluminum Fireboats
|Stanley 20-22 Fire-Rescue|
Starting Price: $69,900
|Max speed||31 knots fully loaded|
|Pumps||Optional 200-550 GPM|
|Engines||Yamaha F150 hp 4 stroke|
|Includes||T top, center console, dive door, outboard bracket, 150 HP outboard, with controls & hydraulic steering, GPS, VHF radio, bow ramp, treadplate deck, ¼ inch marine grade aluminum hull, outboard guard, full windshield, 500 lb davit and galvanized trailer.|
|Stanley 24 Fire-Rescue|
|Max speed||40 knots fully loaded|
|Engines||Twin 300 hp|
|Stanley 26 Fire-Rescue|
|Max speed||41 MPH with single 300 HP O/BD|
|Engines||2 X 150 – 2 X 200 HP O/BD|
|Max speed||40 MPH|
|Pumps||1250 GPM Darley /w 4.3L Mercruiser|
|Flow||max flow was 1302 gpm|
|Monitors||Elkhart 8294 remote|
|Engines||Twin Bombardier 225, E-Tech Outboard, 200-250 HP|
|Fire Interceptor 9M|
Mission: Municipal policing, SAR, fire
|Max speed||45-55 Knots|
|Fuel Cap.||950L (250 USG)|
|Engines||O/B: 2x300-2x400 HP|
I/B: 2x220-2x400 HP
|Options||T-top or wheelhouse|
|Ballistic Protection||Portable Level III|
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|Stanley 32 Fire-Rescue|
|Max speed||40 knots fully loaded|
|Engines||Twin 350hp Yamaha 4 stroke|
|Options||Aft or Center Cabin|
|Stanley 32 Fire-Rescue|
El Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Costa Rica
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Twin 150 hp Yamaha|
|Electronics||Hummingbird Helix 9 Chirp MSI and GPS|
|Firestorm 36 Mk II|
Southern Marin Fire
|Max speed||35 knots|
|Pumps||Darley 1250 GPM|
|Engines||Twin Cummins 6.7@425HP|
|Jets||2 x Hamilton 292|
|Other||6’10” headroom, 6’6” in cuddy cabin, ISO 12215 hull structure, FLIR Cam, 900 Lb davit, Gilman Foam collar, 180 degree overhead visibility, 360 horizontal.|
North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue
|Max speed||38 Knots|
|Pumps||Twin Hale DSD Pumps|
|Engines||(2) Cummins 6.7@480HP|
|Jets||(2) Hamilton 322|
|Other||6’ 5” head room in cuddy; ABS Hull structure; FLIR Voyager III; 500 LB davit w electric winch; Ice belt; Water level recovery deck; CBRNE Pressurized cabin and AREAray CBRNE detection ; Gilman Foam Collar; Water Curtain for vessel protection; Furuno 3D Navigation system.|
Kuwait Fire Services Directorate
|Max speed||44.5 Knots|
|Horsepower||2 x 1000 hp.|
|Pumps||Darley 2 X 3000|
|Discharges||Elkhart brass 2 X 2500 GPM|
Elkhart brass 2 X 1250 GPM
|Engines||Twin Volvo D 13|
|Jets||Marine Jet Power, 310X|
|Other||Twin 27K BTU Dometic Cruise Stowaway Turbo Air HVAC units.|
Alexandria VA Fire Department
|Max speed||44 Knots|
|Pumps||2 Hale 3500|
Four 5" Stortz
|Engines||Two CAT C-18@915hp|
|Jets||Two Rolls Royce FF 37|
|Other||6'5" head room in galley birth area; Exceeds ABS structure; 100 g Fire Fighting Foam; Water level recovery deck; Patient care berth; 13.5 kW gensets; Heated front windshields; Galley includes fridge with freezer, microwave; Head with sink; Breathable air and patient Oxygen; Air conditioned throughout; Hull Strakes; Pushknee; Lifting eyes; Electric tinting overhead windows; Vector joystick controls; Aft helm; Furuno electronics; FLIR camera.|
New York City Fire Department
|Max speed||41 knots|
|Pumps||2x Darley 3000 GPM|
C-9 Caterpillar @ 510 hp dedicated to fire pump
|Monitors||Stang 6000 GPM - main|
2x Elkhart Remote 2000 GPM
2x Elkhart Manual 2000 GPM
|Engines||3x Caterpillar C-18's @1150 HP each.|
|Jets||3x Hamilton Jet 403|
The Firestorm High Speed Aluminum Fireboat represents a new generation in fireboat technology.
It is a culmination of years of study and research into high volume pumping systems and their effects on a small boat's stability, controllability, dynamic loading and righting moments.
The Firestorm operates on the Kingston design platform. The Kingston hull form is a proprietary design that features a delta pad center planing flat which provides the additional lift required to provide a low trim angle through the pre-planing transition zone, "the hump".
Fireboats are typically 25% heavier than equivalent conventional patrol boats because they carry so much extra fire and rescue gear. This can cause the planing surface area to be very marginal or even too low to plane at all. A heavy boat with a small water plane causes exaggerated bow high planing angles and heavy loads on engines reducing longevity.
The high efficiency of the Kingston hull form offsets the Firestorm's higher weight and yields higher speeds and better fuel economy.
Many of our fireboats can be fitted wit additional fire pumps for redundancy or added fire power. Flow meter results were 2850 from 2x 1000 GPM pumps and 2200 GPM from a single 1500 GPM pump. This is due to a unique Metalcraft Marine proprietary designed sea chest. This sea chest with a large intake provides a filtered water source to the pump, and self-drains with the boat on plane.
The monitor location is central and close to the center of buoyancy of the vessel This permits the helmsman to pivot the boat around the thrust load at low rpm, not unlike a towboat.
Operators are amazed at the boat's control under full streaming at any angle. The boat's head never blows off its course.
Design simplicity is key to the FireStorm line's fire systems. Our vessels have fire truck-based designs and components for ease of maintenance.
Most of our fireboats are NFPA Class 'C' fireboats but can meet NFPA Class 'B' pumping requirements and in excess of their pump ratings.
There are so many design features specific to Fire/Rescue to mention. Items like the wrap around recovery deck, track system for safety harness (patent pending), internal foam tanks, and forward push knees to name a few.
For first or only response the Firestorm line offers more specialized rescue features than much larger boats and gets their much faster.
Many of these systems were designed with the input and insight of the OWL Fire Department Boat Team Firefighters, one of our early customers. MetalCraft Marine is grateful and thanks these men for their contributions, and thanks all waterborne Fire/Rescue teams for their input and positive effect on all our fireboat designs.
* Some exceptions to the NFPA 1925 apply, based on individual specifications.