Invest in a shore thing
Regardless of the type of vessel you are looking for, having the capability and the confidence to access the beach directly is a huge advantage. Munson Boats are designed to be beached – over and over again. Rocky shorelines and concrete boat ramps are commonly used for landings (disclaimer – don’t hit the concrete any harder than necessary and use common sense). Munson Boats are well known for taking a beating that would destroy most boats. Over the years, many have survived hurricanes, tornados and floods that bust them loose, send them adrift and deposit them up on the rocks.
Like all Munson Boats, our 36’ landing craft features a welded aluminum hull made with no less than 1/4″ aluminum plate. We double that where the boat meets the beach to give you a full half-inch of metal. In the world of 36 foot boats, there is only one boat with all of the advantages of a Munson.
Model: 36-14 Patrol
Kingston, NY: The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office selected this 36’ Munson catamaran for law enforcement and dive/rescue operations. Outfitting includes 3 side dive doors, 3 dive ladders, tank rack for 10 dive bottles, lifting eyes, davit, tow post and engine guard. The cabin is outfitted with a Webasto forced air cabin heater, Dometic roof top air conditioner, pilot & co-pilot suspension seats and American Safe Room CBRNE positive pressure filtration system. Electronics include Raymarine Axiom radar/plotter/sounder with AIS, Garmin auto-pilot, Whelen siren and Flir M Series thermal imaging camera.
Model: 36-13 Military
Patrick Air Force Base, FL: The 308th Rescue Squadron consists of Combat Rescue Officers and enlisted Pararescuemen, known as PJs. They selected this 36’ Packcat to provide water rescue capabilities to recover downed aircrew as well as provide humanitarian and disaster relief activities. Outfitting includes a 1000 lb. lifting davit, tow post, engine guard, dive bottle rack, dive ladder and anchor windlass. Electronics include a Garmin 16” touchscreen with 18” radome, Flir M Series thermal imaging camera, and VHF with hailer horn. A 12V Warn winch was installed on the front of the console to assist in pulling objects on board via the bow door.
Model: 36-12 Expedition
Cordova, AK: This 36’ Munson Expedition Landing Craft was built to explore the remote areas of Prince William Sound for several weeks at a time. Outfitting includes two roof mounted Mokai jet powered kayaks, two 60 watt solar panels, a Maxilift crane with wireless remote and 12v crab pot puller, ATV tie down points in the main deck with vessel mounted rotopax fuel canisters. A full galley is built into the aft deck with an integrated dish drying rack, cutting boards, and commercial grade sink faucet, propane stove and grill. An insulated fish hold is built into the main deck for cold storage and two large under deck holds provide storage for dry goods. The cabin is equipped with a hydronic heater, integrated clothes drying rack, hammock attachment points and outfitted with a storage rack and traditional campaign furniture.
Model: 36-11 Sport
Stuart Island, BC: Fisherman’s Landing & Lodge lies between northern Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Coast and is only accessible by boat or float plane. Their 36’ Munson is set up for sportfishing charters with seating for 6 passengers, overnight accommodations for two, head compartment with hot water shower, galley with sink, stove and refer, aft control station, side boarding doors, davit with pot puller, 12V bow thruster and SeaStar Optimus 360 joystick control system.
Model: 36-10 Utility
Vancouver, BC: Crosby Marine Film Services operates several Munson Boats used for a wide range of major film and television projects. Their 36’ Packcat is Transport Canada certified for 12 passengers and incorporates three control stations with Mercury joystick controls. The large heated cabin includes a head compartment, four-person settee with work table and folding passenger seating to make room for gear. The covered aft cockpit includes a rear helm station, side boarding door, Yeti cooler and seating for up to 6 passengers. The large bow deck includes seat/storage lockers, bow control station, side boarding door and hydraulic bow door. Mercury Skyhook digital anchoring provides station keeping for film work.
Model: 36-9 Dive
Kingston, NY: The NYSP Dive Team is the largest law enforcement public safety dive team in the United States. Their 36’ Munson includes a hydraulic bow door with two dive ladders, port & starboard side doors, tank rack for 14 dive bottles, lifting eyes, 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.
Model: 36-8 Dive
Lanai, Hawaii: Lanai is world famous for its diving. Outfitting for the 36' Munson includes port and starboard dive doors, 8 dive bottle racks, port and starboard dive ladders, swim platform, Bauer Jr. ll electric air compressor, flip out dive ladder on the bow door, Onan 7.5kW generator, air conditioning, head, full width welded aluminum swim step with non-skid, walk-around cabin and bow anchor windlass.
Model: 36-7 Water Taxi
Islas Secas, Panama: Located 25 miles off the coast of Panama, Islas Secas is a chain of 16 jungle-clad volcanic islands. This 36’ Munson is used to transport tourists and facilitate diving operations in one of the most bio-diverse marine habitats in the world. Outfitting includes inside seating for 20 passengers, port & starboard dive doors, foredeck bench seating, dive bottle racks, two dive ladders, Garmin plotter/sounder, bow anchor windlass and 50 gal fresh water system.
Model: 36-6 Sport
Lake Baikal, Russia: Lake Baikal is the world’s deepest freshwater lake measuring over 5000 feet deep and stretching over 400 miles. This 36’ Munson sport boat is built to take advantage of the many unique recreational opportunities Lake Baikal offers. The large cabin is equipped with seating for 8 persons, galley with sink, stove, microwave and refrigerator, head compartment and opening skylight roof hatch. Additional outfitting includes seating for 8 in the aft cockpit, sun loungers in the bow deck and hydraulic bow door system.
Model: 36-5 OSR
Burnaby, BC: Western Canada Marine Spill Response Corporation is responsible for oil spill response in British Columbia and operates several Munson Boats. The 36’ Gil Sentinel is utilized in nearshore response operations for deployment of equipment and transport of solid and liquid waste. Outfitting includes a hydraulically operated bow door, tow post with tow line guide, davit with 12V windlass, 8 person canister life raft and Raymarine radar/plotter/sounder.
Model: 36-4 Research
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University uses their 36’ Munson research boat as a mobile lab for the Department of Marine and Coastal Services at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. This vessel was delivered with a US Coast Guard COI and is rated for 20 passengers and 2 crew members. Outfitting includes a Universal Sonar Mount (USM) for use with their Rio Grande Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, fore and aft davits, side boarding door, 5kw generator, and a Garmin 1040xs radar/plotter/sounder. The large cabin is equipped with A/C, forced air heat, a head compartment, and multiple work stations.
Model: 36-3 Expedition
Whittier, AK: This 36’ Munson is used to service a remote lodge located in Prince William Sound only accessible by boat. The cabin is outfitted with seating for 6 passengers, head, shower, galley, diesel heater, and queen mattress that deploys from the overhead. Additional outfitting includes bow & stern deck control stations, bow thruster, side boarding door, 12V fuel transfer pump, downrigger mounts, recessed fish holds, fish cleaning station, 8 person life raft, and hydraulic anchor winch. Electronics include Garmin 7610 plotter/sounder/radar with three 10” displays, Garmin auto pilot and Clarion stereo with 6 box speakers. A triple axle gooseneck trailer completes the package.
Model: 36-2 Fire
Boone County, KY: Boone County (KY) Civil Defense program, is a group of 49 dedicated volunteers who work more than 12,000 hours annually in water rescue activities. Triple ETEC's put up a top speed of 51mph ensuring quick response times. A roof mounted umbilical winch and towing davit assist crew members in performing bottom scans. A 500 gpm fire system and extensive EMT outfitting ensure that the team at Boone County Water Rescue is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Model: 36-1 Research
Ashland, OR: Sky Research (SKY) is leading the operational implementation of advanced marine technology for geophysical investigations related to remediation of munitions and explosives. The R/V SKY MRV was designed to locate and dispose of unexploded ammunitions using a variety of detection methods with the help of an A-Frame hoist and multi-beam side scan sonar. Interior features include a CPU rack, computer work stations and an enclosed head compartment.