Short & Stout
There is no other 23’ boat built as stout as a Munson. The Munson 23’ Series are built using all 1/4″ aluminum hull plating to provide a quiet, comfortable ride. Double that with the addition of the ¼” beaching plates for a full 1/2″ of aluminum where the vessel meets the shore. Our signature landing craft design provides more usable deck space than any conventional 23’ boat, offering plenty of room for ATV’s, dive gear, oil boom and anything else that needs to be moved on water.
Our clients say it best…
“The boat has been great, we have worked it to death and used it for a huge variety of duties, ranging from fire, rescue, emergency response and law enforcement”
Model: 23-38 Patrol
San Diego, CA: California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife operates several Munson Boats including a pair of these well outfitted 23’ patrol boats. The console T-top is enclosed with canvas and includes two Shox 6300 suspension seats and laptop docking station. Additional outfitting includes a Garmin navigation electronics, Kenwood police radio, Whelen 50” lightbar, search light, tow post, motor guard, side dive door and dive ladder.
Model: 23-37 Utility
Bois d’Arc Lake, TX: Bois d’Arc Lake is the first major reservoir in Texas in nearly thirty years. The North Texas Municipal Water District began filling the 16,641 acre lake in 2021 and took delivery of their 23’ Munson shortly thereafter for providing maintenance to lake facilities. Outfitting includes 3” D rubber fendering, push knees, side boarding door, lifting davit with 12V windlass, 4 flood lights, spot light, blue LED light bar and covered seating for 4 personnel.
Model: 23-36 Utility
Grosse Ile, MI: The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge consists of islands, coastal wetlands, and shoals along 48 miles of shoreline on the US-Canadian border. This 23’ Munson catamaran is used to transport crew and gear to isolated areas within the Refuge. Outfitting includes a center console T-top with canvas enclosure, seating for 6 passengers, side boarding door, flip-out dive ladder, and trailer.
Model: 23-35 Fire
West Point, VA: The West Point Volunteer Fire Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our community of West Point, King William, New Kent and King and Queen. The 23’ Monohull is easily trailerable and outfitting includes roof flood lights, 4 Roll Control tank holders, side door, twin Yamaha F115 engines, seat storage locker and removable flip out dive ladder.
Model: 23-34 Patrol
Portland, OR: The Multnomah County Sheriff’s River Patrol Unit operates several Munson Boats including this 23’ landing craft used for emergency response and search and rescue on the Columbia, Willamette and Sandy Rivers. Outfitting includes a side dive door, lifting davit, tow post, and engine guard. The console T-top with canvas enclosure provides protected seating for four persons.
Model: 23-32 Sport
Anacortes, WA: Located on Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is provides great access for boating in the San Juan Islands. This 23’ Packcat is outfitted with a center console T-top with canvas enclosure, seating for four persons, forced air diesel cabin heater, fresh water wash down system, davit with 12V capstan, tow post, dive ladder, rod holders, downrigger mounts, and Simrad radar/plotter/sounder.
Model: 23-31 Utility
Wallisville, TX: The Wallisville Lake Project is a large area of protected wetlands created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for salinity control, navigation, water supply and recreation. The Army Corps selected this 23’ Munson for managing the lake’s natural resources. Outfitting includes an enclosed cabin with seating for 5 persons, foredeck flip-up bench seating, side door, push knees, lifting davit, tow post, engine guard and depth sounder. Hydraulic jack plates were installed with the motors for shallow water operations.
Model: 23-30 Utility
Mayville, WI: The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest fresh water marshes in the United States. The US Fish & Wildlife Service use this 23’ Packcat for managing wildlife, habitat and recreational opportunities within the complex. Outfitting includes an enclosed cabin with seating for 5 persons, dive ladder, side door, Garmin radar/plotter/sounder, and tandem axle trailer.
Model: 23-29 Sport
Blakely Island, WA: Located in Washington’s San Juan Islands, Blakely Island is a small private island only accessible by boat or plane. The 23’ K2 is used to transport her owner and guests to and from their island home. Outfitting includes downriggers, crab pot puller, side boarding door and roof mounted kayak racks. The cabin includes seating for four, forced air heater, stereo and Garmin radar/plotter/sounder.
Model: 23-28 Sport
Pompano, FL: This nicely finished 23’ sport model is built for fun in the sun. Features include stand up paddle board racks, port & starboard side doors, bow door dive ladder, Flexiteek synthetic teak decking, 15 gallon fresh water washdown system, Yeti cooler, and underwater transom lights. Electronics include a Garmin 7212 plotter with radar, sounder, sat. weather, AIS, auto pilot, VHF and Kenwood KDC stereo with bluetooth and SiriusXM radio.
Model: 23-27 Utility
Boothbay Harbor, ME: This production model includes our most popular options for a complete boat-motor-trailer package. It is in service as a private island transport and fishing boat in Maine. As with other Munson Stock models, the customer may specify additional outfitting to meet their needs. Special features include a 52" console T-top with 3 sided canvas enclosure, Webasto AT2000 forced air heater, 20 gallon live bait tank and a Garmin 4210 radar/plotter/sounder navigation package.
Model: 23-26 Fire
Gainesville, GA: Hall County Fire Services protects over 600 miles of shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier, the most visited Corps of Engineers lake in the United States with an estimated 10 million visitors a year. Their 23’ Munson rescue boat is outfitted with a side dive door, dive ladder, bottle racks, bow lights, 20 LED roof perimeter lights, Simrad NSS 12 radar, plotter, sounder with chirp transducer and HDI Skimmer transducer. A tandem axle trailer completes the package.
Model: 23-21 Utility
Sutton, WV: Established in 1922, the US Army Corps Huntington District in West Virginia has more flood control dams in operation than any other district within Appalachia. This 23’ Munson landing craft serves as a maintenance platform and general utility work boat. Outfitting includes adjustable push knees, integrated D-rubber fendering, Pipe davit with 12v windlass, tow post, aluminum engine guard and a remote controlled spot light.
Model: 23-20 Utility
Sacramento, CA: The USGS California Water Science Center’s mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate hydrologic data needed to wisely manage water resources for the State of California. Their 23’ Munson is used to conduct water quality samples, wetland assessments, sediment analysis and storm water management. Outfitting includes a lifting davit with 12V capstan, side door, and tandem axle trailer.
Model: 23-19 Sport
Roche Harbor, WA: The San Juan Island archipelago consists of 172 islands and over 300 miles of shoreline. This 23’ Sport Model has been outfitted to take advantage of everything the San Juan Island’s offer. Options include a canvas enclosure with sliding doors, enclosed seating for four, diesel cabin heater, rod holders, roof mounted board rack, davit with 12V windlass, side dive door, kicker motor and trailer.
Model: 23-18 Utility
Munson Factory, Burlington, WA: This 23' production model includes a side boarding door, davit socket, swim steps, trim tabs, bottom paint, 12V washdown system, dual batteries, flood lights and protected seating for four. Several 23' Production Models are used for diving, oil spill response, sport fishing and island transport. Power is provided by Yamaha's new lightweight, powerful and compact 2.8L In-Line F200.
Model: 23-17 Fire
Maple Ridge, BC: Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue is a volunteer SAR group based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. They respond to calls from local law enforcement to conduct wilderness and urban searches and rescues. Vessel equipment includes A T-top console, roof mounted tie-down railings, flip out console mounted bench seat, bow door flip out ladder, 3" tow post, and a Garmin GPSMap 4012 radar/plotter/sounder navigation package.
Model: 23-16 OSR
Poplar Bluff, MO: The 23' Munson Packcat Catamaran makes a great OSR platform. Its small size is offset by the spacious working deck, excellent stability, and carrying capacity. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources uses their Munson OSR for HAZMAT cleanup and other emergency response on lakes and rivers. If you are looking for a trailerable cleanup boat, look no further than the 23' Munson Oil Spill Response Series.
Model: 23-15 OSR
Valdez, AK: Alyeska Pipeline operates dozens of Munson Boats including two of these 23’ Packman landing craft. The center console includes covered seating for 4 personnel. Additional outfitting includes a tow post, 4 point lifting eyes, side door, washdown pump, trim tabs, flood lights, Garmin navigation electronics and EZ Loader trailer.
Model: 23-13 Utility
Boulder, CO: Completed in 1955, the 700-acre Boulder Reservoir is a year-round playground for boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming. The Boulder Parks and Recreation Department selected this 23’ Munson as a patrol and rescue boat for the reservoir. Outfitting includes a side boarding door, swimmer grab rails, tow post, push knees, swim steps, trim tabs, LED flood lights and trailer.
Model: 23-12 Utility
Port Jefferson, NY: The Coastal Steward's focus is environmental restoration. Since 1989 they have removed over 339 tons of debris from the harbor and Long Island beaches including the Long Island Sound. They use their Munson to clean up beach areas not accessible by wheeled vehicles. Special features include an A- frame used to lift heavy debris onto the deck. A 12v winch recessed into the frame hoists objects out of the water and a deck winch actuates the A-frame.
Model: 23-7 OSR
Grand Coulee, WA: In 1941 the Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River as part of the Columbia River Basin project, creating a 130-mile long lake. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area provides opportunities for boating, fishing, and Hunting. The State of Washington operates a Munson OSR as a spill response and cleanup craft at the reservoir. Special features include a 48" wide T-top, roof mounted tie-down railings, two-person lean post, 64" wide bow door with manual winch, 3" tow post, and a tow line guide/motor guard.
Model: 23-5 Utility
Don Pedro Lake, CA: The Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts completed construction of the original Don Pedro Dam in 1923. More than 14 million people have visited Don Pedro Lake since 1971. With 160 miles of shoreline and nearly 13,000 acre-feet of surface area (at maximum lake level), visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, water sports, swimming and camping. The Don Pedro Recreation Agency operates this 23' Packman as a general purpose maintenance workboat.
Our clients say it best…
“The boat has been great, we have worked it to death and used it for a huge variety of duties, ranging from fire, rescue, emergency response and law enforcement, to restroom pump-outs, garbage hauling, ATV and equipment hauling, fish planting, fuel spill cleanup and buoy maintenance. The only things that have worn out in 5 years, with a lot of use and abuse have been the hinge on the battery compartment hatch and the upholstery on the bench seat.”
Don Pedro Recreation Agency