Twenty eight reasons to buy a Munson

The 28’ Series is our most popular size and are individually customized for each client’s unique requirements and application.  Our 28’ Series is available in 8’6” beam or 10’ beam in both mono hull and catamaran designs.  Like all Munsons, the 28’ Series is designed and built to be worked hard and run into the ground.

Hundreds of 28’ Munsons are in operation all over the world, tolerating a beating that would destroy most boats.  The 28’ Series has been refined and finetuned to make it as functional and rough water capable as possible.  At Munson Boats, no compromises are made, no considerations are over-looked, no corners are cut. Ask any Munson Boat owner and they will tell you that no other welded aluminum boat is built like a Munson.

Model: 28-69 Fire

Palmetto, FL: The North River Fire District encompasses 82 square miles on the west coast of Florida.  Their 28’ Munson FB-516 is outfitted with a Darley 500 GPM fire pump with TFT Crossfire monitor and 2.5” and 1.5” hose discharges at the bow.  Additional outfitting includes a Flir M-324XP thermal imaging camera with dedicated display, Garmin navigation electronics and Mini Rad-V radiation detector.  Twin Yamaha 300’s are mounted on Bob’s Machine Shop hydraulic jack plates for extreme shallow draft operations.

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Packcat

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300 hp x 2

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44 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Yamaha 300 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
44 mph, light ship

Model: 28-68 Tender

The Netherlands: This 28’ Catamaran Tender was built to service a Damen Exploration Yacht. Outfitting includes a unique low profile roof top lifting system, port and starboard boarding doors, removable tow post, fuel transfer pump, fresh water wash down with shower wand, stereo, Garmin navigation suite, flip out pedestrian ramp on the bow door, 12v LED spot light, dive bottle rack, dive ladder, interceptor trim tabs,12v anchor windlass and hydraulic jack plates.

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Packcat

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250 hp x 2

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47 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Mercury 250 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
47 mph, light ship

Model: 28-67 Research

Port Isabel, TX: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley operates this 28’ Munson R/V Vaquero in their School of Marine Science. An 8’6” beam makes her easily trailerable and 16” draft allow her to navigate shallow coastal estuaries. The cabin includes a work station with CPU rack, head compartment and air conditioning.  Other outfitting includes fresh & raw water wash down systems, lifting davit, side dive door, dive ladder, and jack plates for shallow water operations.

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Packcat

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225 hp x 2

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42 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 225 hp x2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
42 mph, light ship

Model: 28-66 Utility

Decatur Island, WA: Decatur Island is a small private island with a population of 71 residents that is only accessible by boat or plane. M/V Back Shack comfortably transports her owners and guests to and from their island home. The walk-through cabin is outfitted with seating for six passengers, forced air cabin heater, galley and head. Port and starboard side boarding doors make it easy to load at the dock. The cabin roof includes a davit with 12V winch for launching and retrieving an Achilles hard bottom dinghy.

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Packman

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200 hp x 2

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42 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Monohull
Power:
Yamaha 200 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard ("25" shaft)
Fuel:
175 gallons
Speed:
42 mph, light ship

Model: 28-65 Patrol

Kingston, NY: The NYSP Dive Team is the largest law enforcement public safety dive team in the United States. Their 28’ Munson includes a hydraulic bow door with two dive ladders, port & starboard side doors, tank rack for 8 dive bottles, davit, tow post and engine guard. The cabin is outfitted with forced air heater, rooftop air conditioner, black out shades and folding radar arch. Electronics include Garmin radar/plotter/sounder, Flir thermal imaging camera, back up camera and Mercury joystick piloting system with Skyhook digital anchor.

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Packcat

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350 hp x 2

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50 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Mercury Verado 350 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
50 mph, light ship

Model: 28-64 Utility

Clewiston, FL: US Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is the second largest civil works district in the U.S. They commissioned Munson to build a landing craft that would allow them to load a Polaris Ranger onto the boat while on a trailer. Outfitting includes 2 side dive doors, push knees, D-Rubber port and starboard on the gunwale, T-top, removable flip out bow dive ladder, portable Honda generator, auxiliary bow steering station, joystick control system and seating for 6.

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Packcat

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250 hp x 2

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52 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Evinrude 250 HP x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30" shaft)
Fuel:
60 gallons
Speed:
52 mph, light ship

Model: 28-63 Sport

San Juan Islands, WA: World-class whale watching, kayaking, biking, and hiking are just part of what you find in the San Juan Islands. Specifically designed to provide transportation to a private island, this 28' Munson is outfitted with a side door, an external aft control station, head, heater, port and starboard bow lockers, 500lb capacity davit, removable flip out dive ladder, 6 "rocket launcher" style pipe rack, overhead rod storage rack, and a Suzuki 9.9 kicker motor.

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Packcat

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200 hp x 2

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43 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Suzuki 200 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
43 mph, light ship

Model: 28-62 Sport

Center Island, WA: Located in the San Juans, Center Island is a small private island with a population of 49 residents that is only accessible by boat or plane. M/V Bethy B. comfortably transports her owners and guests to and from their island home. The walk-through cabin is outfitted with seating for six passengers, forced air cabin heater, galley and head. Port and starboard side boarding doors make it easy to load at the dock.

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Packman

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225 hp x 2

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46 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 225 HP x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30" shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
46 mph, light ship

Model: 28-61 Utility

Seattle, WA: The Lake Washington Ship Canal was completed in 1934 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It runs through the city of Seattle, connecting Lake Union and Lake Washington to Puget Sound via the Ballard Locks. The U. S Army Corps of Engineers still maintains this vital waterway, and their 28’ Munson is used for servicing the locks and maintaining the canal. Outfitting includes a fully enclosed wheelhouse, forced air heat, Garmin navigation package, D-rubber fendering, push knees, tow post, outboard motor guard, an Auto Crane 5500E telescoping crane, and 12v bow thruster.

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Packman

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150 hp x 2

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34 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
15 ft (4.5 m)
Hull Type:
Mono Hull
Power:
Yamaha 150 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
34 mph, light ship

Model: 28-60 Utility

Port Aransas, TX: The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is the oldest and most significant marine research facility on the Texas coast. Their research unit emphasizes both basic and applied research aimed at understanding the biological, chemical and physical processes governing the coastal zone ecosystem. Outfitting on their 28’ Munson includes a flip up bench seating for 10 passengers, bow door dive ladder, davit, removable sorting table, spud pole, side boarding door, and jack plates for shallow water operations.

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Packcat

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200 hp x 2

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43 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Yamaha 200 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
80 gallons
Speed:
43 mph, light ship

Model: 28-59 Utility

Eagle, AK: Yukon-Charlie Rivers National Preserve protects the undeveloped Charley River and a significant portion of the upper Yukon in east central Alaska. The National Park Service is responsible for this preserve and maintains a number of public use cabins and facilities along their 106 miles of river. Their 28’ Munson is used for transporting research teams to remote areas, as well as supplies and equipment which includes a Kawasaki Mule side by side. Outfitting includes an outboard motor guard, tow post, davit, and canvas enclosure to protect the operator.

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Packcat

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150 hp x 2

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44 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Yamaha 150 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
44 mph, light ship

Model: 28-58 Dive

Selkirk, Ontario: Cooper Marine is a mobile hard hat diving operation servicing the Great Lakes area. Their 28’ Munson is trailerable, allowing them to rapidly deploy to anywhere in the Great Lakes. Outfitting includes a fully enclosed wheelhouse, forced air heat, LED flood lights, spot light, four (4) “K” dive bottle rack, hose trees for dive operation, side boarding door, removable dive ladder, outboard motor guard, tow post, and a 13,000 lb capacity galvanized trailer.

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Packcat

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150 hp x 2

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40 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Yamaha 150 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
80 gallons
Speed:
40 mph, light ship

Model: 28-56 Utility

Naples, FL: Collier County is known for its Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades.  Collier County Coastal Zone Management serves to protect, preserve and enhance its pristine coastal ecosystem and facilities. Their 28’ Munson is used for for servicing aids to navigation, diving, and environmental response.  Outfitting includes removable bow scaffolding, port & starboard dive doors, dive bottle rack, MaxiLift 1100 lb telescoping crane, tow post, motor guard and trailer.

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Packcat

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150 hp x 2

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40 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Yamaha 150 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
40 mph, light ship

Model: 28-55 Patrol

Fairfield, CA:  The Solano County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Program provides public safety resources for 150 miles of navigable rivers, channels, and bays of the Sacramento / San Joaquin River delta. Their 28’ Munson is outfitted with dive bottle racks, side dive door, 2 dive ladders, anchor windlass, tow post, tow line reel, motor guard, davit, Whelen LED light bar, loud hailer, Simrad radar/plotter/sounder, Motorola dual band radio, and trailer.

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Packman

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200 hp x 2

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45 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Yamaha 200 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
75 gallons
Speed:
45 mph, light ship

Model: 28-54 Fire

Williamsburg, VA:  Camp Peary is a 9000 acre military reservation used for Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity under the Department of Defense.  Camp Perry Fire & EMS operates this 28’ Munson outfitted with a 500 GPM fire pump, walk-through cabin with heating & air conditioning, 5kw generator, dive bottle racks, dive ladder, Flir infrared camera, and Garmin radar/plotter/sounder.  A large double door on the cabin allows for easy entry of injured patients on a backboard.  The outboard motors are installed on hydraulic jack plates for shallow water operations.

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Packcat

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250 hp x 2

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43 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 250 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
200 gallons
Speed:
43 mph, light ship

Model: 28-53 Utility

San Francisco, CA:  Pacific Gas & Electric Company is one of the largest natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.  Their 28’ Packcat is used as for crew transportation, utility maintenance and inspection and environmental response.  Outfitting includes push knees, removable bow scaffolding, foredeck passenger seating, lifting eyes, motor guard and trailer.

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Packcat

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225 hp x 2

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46 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
80 gallons
Speed:
46 mph, light ship

Model: 28-52 Dive

Chicago, IL:  Collins Engineers, Inc. performs underwater inspections and construction support for projects throughout the United States.  Their 28’ Packcat dive boat is used for hydrographic surveying, bridge inspection, dredging engineering, and hydroelectric dam assessments.  Outfitting includes a heated cabin with diver control station, dive bottle racks, hose racks, side dive doors, anchor windlass, fresh water wash down, Lowrance HDS-12 plotter/sounder, hydrographic sonar mounts, 2800 watt inverter, and triple axle trailer.

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Packcat

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150 hp x 2

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38 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 150 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
80 gallons
Speed:
38 mph, light ship

Model: 28-51 Sport

Cypress Island, WA:  Cypress Island, one of many islands in the San Juan archipelago, and has a population of less than 50 people.  No public ferry connects to Cypress and the only way to visit is by private boat.  This 28’ Munson transports her owners and guests to and from their island cabin.  The heated cabin is outfitted with seating for six passengers, overnight accommodations for two, galley and head compartment.

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Packman

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200 hp x 2

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44 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Yamaha 200 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
44 mph, light ship

Model: 28-50 Sport

Eliza Island, WA:  Located in Bellingham Bay, Eliza Island is a small private island with a population of 10 residents that is only accessible by boat or plane.  M/V Selkie comfortably transports her owners and guests to and from their island home.  The walk-through cabin is outfitted with seating for six passengers, forced air cabin heater, tinted windows and head compartment.  The main decks, bulwarks and gunwales are finished with Line-X non-skid coating.

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Packman

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200 hp x 2

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44 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Yamaha 200 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
44 mph, light ship

Model: 28-49 Patrol

Colorado River, CA:  The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office Marine Enforcement Unit is responsible for law enforcement for 90 miles of the Colorado River, which sees nearly 17 million visitors a year.  The busy season begins during Spring Break and ends after Labor Day.  Their 28’ Munson is used for patrol, dive/rescue and emergency response operations.

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Packman

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250 hp x 2

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54 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Mercury 250 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
54 mph, light ship

Model: 28-47 Utility

Homestead, FL: Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, the Biscayne National Park Service protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. This Munson is used during the maintenance of aids to navigation and mooring buoys. An observation deck was installed on the T-Top roof to help navigate the shallow waters of the park. Light-colored nonskid deck coating keeps the boat cool during hot Florida days.

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Packcat

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200 hp x 2

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41 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Mercury 200 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
41 mph, light ship

Model: 28-46 Patrol

Flathead Lake, MT: Based out of Polson Montana on the south shore of Flathead Lake, the Lake County Sheriff patrols and protects the lake's many hunting and fishing destinations. The wheelhouse is outfitted to be functional and versatile. A bench locker on the port side provides plenty of storage for equipment and doubles as a EMS stretcher table. Heat is provided by a Webasto forced air heater. A pair of Honda's new 250 hp outboards put down an impressive top speed of 52 mph.

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Packman

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250 hp x 2

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52 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 250 hp x
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
200 gallons
Speed:
52 mph, light ship

Model: 28-44 Utility

Tampa, FL: Tierra owns and operates one of the largest and modern geotechnical drilling operations in the State of Florida. Tierra operates their Munson as a Geotechnical Drilling platform for wet drilling conditions (bayous and canals). A 7200lb. roll-on/roll-off stand behind drilling rig that rests on reinforced deck plates is deployed through a moon pool deck opening. A hydraulic transom jack with 8 inches of vertical travel allows access to shallow water sites.

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Packcat

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50 hp

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8 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Yamaha 50 hp
Propulsion:
Outboard (20” shaft)
Fuel:
20 gallons
Speed:
8 mph, light ship

Model: 28-43 Sport

Sinclair Island, WA: Sinclair Island is located 5 miles north of Anacortes, WA. The island is about 1.5 square miles and is home to only a few private residents. M/V Home Run transports her owners to and from their island home. The wheelhouse features bronze windshield tint, a galley cabinet with fresh water sink, portable head, and a bench seat locker that converts to a berth. A motion-sensing vessel intruder alarm was installed to protect Home Run while in port.

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Packman

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250 hp x 2

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47 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 250 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
200 gallons
Speed:
47 mph, light ship

Model: 28-42 Patrol

Stehekin, WA: The remote Stehekin Community lies on the upper north end of Lake Chelan within the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. The only access is a 50-mile trip by boat or float plane. The NPS uses their 28’ Munson for EMS/SAR, law enforcement and park transportation needs. Outfitting includes a walk-through cabin with seating 6 passengers, EMS bench for transporting injured patients, side boarding door, tow post and diesel cabin heater. Extra wide cabin doors are large enough to allow for backboard/litter entry in the cabin.

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Chinook

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250 hp x2

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52 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Chinook
Power:
Yamaha 250 hp x2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
250 gallons
Speed:
52 mph, light ship

Model: 28-41 Utility

Homer, AK: Kachemak Bay is a critical habitat area, supporting many species of marine life. Visitors frequently observe sea otters, seals, porpoise and whales. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources run throughout the bay to maintain and oversee park facilities. The wheelhouse features gray tinted tempered safety glass and seating for five. Navigation equipment includes a Furuno 24 mile radar, GPS, and depth sounder.

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Packman

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225 hp x 2

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46 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
46 mph, light ship

Model: 28-40 Sport

Kodiak, AK: Ugak Bay provides world class saltwater fishing for silver, king and pink salmon, halibut, lingcod and a variety of rock fish. AlpenView Lodge maintains a variety of boats to access these fisheries, the pride of which is the Captain K. The open back wheelhouse features a head compartment. Fishing equipment includes a rocket launcher rod rack, down rigger mounts, and a davit with 12V pot puller. Rod storage is provided by an overhead roof locker.

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Packcat

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225 hp x 2

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44 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
44 mph, light ship

Model: 28-39 Sport

Juneau, AK: The M/V Kun' Re is used as a private island transport boat to service a remote property in Southeast Alaska. The wheelhouse features Webasto forced air diesel heat, a head compartment with flushing head, galley cabinet, and a convertible settee. The deck is rigged for fishing with rod holders lining the forward cabin roof and bow rails. The 12v anchor windlass and bow pulpit take the hassle out of setting the hook.

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Packman

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225 hp x 2

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44 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
200 gallons
Speed:
44 mph, light ship

Model: 28-38 Utility

Fields Landing, CA: Humboldt Bay is the only deep-water port on California's North Coast, serving as a major transportation link between the Pacific Northwest and the entire world. The Harbor District operates their Munson during harbor maintenance and operation activities. Duties include transporting Harbor District personnel and associates to and from Harbor District job sites and support of local law enforcement during emergency response.

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Packcat

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225 hp x 2

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43 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
43 mph, light ship

Model: 28-37 Utility

Falcon Heights, TX: International Boundary & Water Commission oversees treaties regarding national ownership of waters, and flood control in the border region. The Falcon Dam is the lower most international dam and reservoir on the Rio Grande. Their Munson is operated during the maintenance and upkeep of the dam. Special features include tilt-out wheelhouse windows, emergency lighting, and a 12v lifting davit. A triple axel trailer allows highway transport.

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Packman

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225 hp x 2

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54 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
54 mph, light ship

Model: 28-36 Dive

Seattle, WA: The NOAA Diving Program trains and certifies scientists, engineers and technicians to perform the variety of tasks that are carried out by NOAA underwater. Headquartered in Seattle, the program performs open water dive certification on Lake Washington. Coast Guard certified to carry 14 divers, their dive support vessel features roll control bottle racks, folding bench seats, LED flood lighting and large dive doors.

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Packcat

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150 hp x 2

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41 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 150 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
50 gallons
Speed:
41 mph, light ship

Model: 28-35 Utility

Sarasota, FL: Sarasota County Coastal Resources focuses on a number of shoreline interests, from maintenance of navigable waterways to shoreline enhancement and habitat restoration. To maintain aids to navigation they ordered their Munson with a special bow door platform and work table. This allows the crew to comfortably work on signs and beacons. A special pile grabber mounted on the bow door keeps the boat in place while working.

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Packcat

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250 hp x 2

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49 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Mercury Verado 250 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
49 mph, light ship

Model: 28-34 Utility

Jefferson, ME: Tishman Construction is one of the largest and most respected builders in the United States, with high profile projects including One World Trade Center. Tishman purchased a Munson stock model to support several port renovation projects in Maine. Special features include wire mesh cabin safety glass for tow protection; diesel cabin heat and windshield defrost. White cabin upholstery and interior paint perform well in warmer climates.

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Packman

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250 hp x 2

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47 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Yamaha 250 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
47 mph, light ship

Model: 28-32 Water Taxi

Rockport, MA: The city of Rockport's M/V Thacher Island II transports up to 12 visitors at a time from the mainland to historic Thacher Island. Deck seating is provided by folding benches on the port and starboard hull sides. Special features include a Harken winch and line guide installed at the transom and special UHMW rollers on the bottom of the hull. The rollers allow Thacher Island II to be winched up a wooden ramp on the island for storage.

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Packcat

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225 hp x 2

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37 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
80 gallons
Speed:
37 mph, light ship

Model: 28-29 Utility

Raleigh, NC: The State of North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission uses this trailerable Munson outfitted with an I-beam lifting system for setting aids to navigation anchors and markers throughout the state. The air conditioned wheelhouse offers seating for six on bench seat lockers. A 4 kW genset provides AC power to the cabin air conditioner and other operator equipment. The I-beam hoist is powered by a hydraulic drum winch.

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Packman

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200 hp x 2

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46 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 200 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
46 mph, light ship

Model: 28-24 Sport

Long Island, NY: Billy Joel transports his motorcycles and friends to and from an island retreat aboard his Munson. The open back cabin is ideal for warmer climates. Canvas curtains can enclose the wheelhouse when the weather changes. A spud pole stored on the main deck can be deployed off the transom to keep the boat stationary on the beach.

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Packcat

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130 hp x 2

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35 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 130 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
35 mph, light ship

Model: 28-22 Utility

Ketchikan, AK: The US Forest Service Tongass district transports fuel drums to remote island outposts and construction sites aboard their Munson. A pipe mast mounted on the main deck and supported by a roof tower is designed to pick fuel drums from the bed of a pickup on a raised pier with a 12v winch. The boom can be deployed on either side of the boat. The wheelhouse features forced air cabin heat and seating for four.

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Packcat

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150 hp x 2

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38 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 150 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (25” shaft)
Fuel:
150 gallons
Speed:
38 mph, light ship

Model: 28-21 Fire

North Oldham, KY: The North Oldham fire department marine unit protects a significant portion of the Ohio River. Marine 1491 specializes in water rescue and recovery. The wheelhouse is accessed by a double hinging French door making it easy to load injured persons onto the EMS table. A fire system installed on the main deck is powered by a 500 GPM pump installed in a deck locker that feeds two 2.5" discharges and a bow monitor.

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Packcat

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225 hp x 2

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44 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
200 gallons
Speed:
44 mph, light ship

Model: 28-20 Research

Lacey, WA: The Washington State Department of Ecology use this boat is use as a shallow-water hydrographic survey and research vessel in Puget Sound, the Columbia River, and outer Washington coast. The wheelhouse features a workstation with room for computers and survey equipment. An enclosed head can accessed from the main deck. Survey transducers can be deployed via the moon pool on the aft deck.

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Packcat

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150 hp x 2

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40 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 feet (3 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
Yamaha 150 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30” shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
40 mph, light ship

Model: 28-17 Sport

Moscow, Russia: Borey is a trailerable sport boat currently exploring Western Russia. The wheelhouse features seating for six and berthing for two. A portable head is recessed within a bench seat locker and outfitted with a privacy curtain. Powered by a Yanmar 480hp diesel spinning a Hamilton Jet 274, Borey is set up for shallow water running in the river system located South of Moscow, Russia at a comfortable cruise of over 30 mph.

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Packman

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480 hp

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43 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Yanmar 6LY3 480 hp
Propulsion:
Hamilton 274 waterjet
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
43 mph, light ship

Model: 28-16 OSR

Nationwide, USA: The Marine Spill Response Corporation is the largest, dedicated oil spill and emergency response organization in the United States. They operate forty-two Munson boats as trailerable oil spill response vessels. These boats are equipped with adjustable push knees that allow for pushing oil skimmers and barges. Each transom has been fitted with round corners for increased maneuverability while backing.

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Packcat

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125 hp x 2

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17 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Power:
John Deere 125 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Straight Shaft
Fuel:
80 gallons
Speed:
17 mph, light ship

Model: 28-15 Utility

Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City Public Works Department runs a Munson during maintenance and cleanup jobs. Four mooring posts mounted on the gunnels are used to side-tow refuge barges and other equipment. The transom has been fitted with round corners for increased maneuverability while backing. Light colored deck nonskid and hull paint keeps the boat and crew cool during summer months.

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Packman

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225 hp x 2

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47 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30" shaft)
Fuel:
100 gallons
Speed:
47 mph, light ship

Model: 28-14 Research

Lake Tahoe, CA: In 2008, UC Davis senior researchers observed large populations of clams in some nearshore areas in the southeast corner of Lake Tahoe. Scuba-diving scientists are unrolling long rubber mats across the bottom of Lake Tahoe to quell the clam invasion. UC Davis uses their Munson to support these dive teams and transport the rubber matting material to infestation sites. Special features include dive bottle storage and bow mounted dive ladder

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Packman

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225 hp x 2

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47 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Honda 225 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30" shaft)
Fuel:
125 gallons
Speed:
47 mph, light ship

Model: 28-13 Survey

Glacier Bay, AK: Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage. It is home to rugged mountains, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords The National Park & Preserve Service conducts a comprehensive program of scientific research and monitoring to ensure that Glacier Bay's natural and cultural resources are adequately protected. The wheelhouse features forced air cabin heat, a galley cabinet and sleeping for two.

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Packman

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250 hp x 2

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44 mph

Specifications

Hull Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Beam:
10 ft (3 m)
Hull Type:
Mono hull
Power:
Yamaha 250 hp x 2
Propulsion:
Outboard (30" shaft)
Fuel:
200 gallons
Speed:
44 mph, light ship