Give a wide berth
Our customers understand the raw beauty of a form-follows-function design that is overbuilt and impervious to abuse. Each Munson 48 is a one-of-a-kind, purpose-built vessel that is engineered and built from the ground-up for your specific needs. If you are looking for the best workboat money can buy, then your search is over.
Whether putting out fires, booming oil, or moving large vehicles, quality equipment is of paramount importance to those who take their work on the water seriously. At Munson Boats, we understand this. We know that your boat is a vital piece equipment that can mean the difference between life and death. We build superior quality boats that are custom outfitted to be exactly what your specific needs demand.
Our clients say it best…
“It was slow going for the majority of our trip and getting the nose out of the troughs was a challenge, but the boat performed exceptionally well and made a huge statement with our partners and my staff.”
Model: 48-12 OSR
Prudhoe Bay, AK: Located 400 miles north of Fairbanks, on Alaska’s north slope, Prudhoe bay is home to the largest oil field in North America. The 48’ “Pt. McIntyre” is a purpose build oil spill response vessel designed to retrieve oil in the event of a spill in order minimize the environmental impact. Outfitting include keel cooling with dry exhaust for both the main engines and the generator, Glendenning’s controls with joystick piloting system, a integrated hydraulic system rated for 100GPM @ 3700PSI, dual Maxilift hydraulic deck cranes, bow and stern hydraulic capstans, bow and stern hydraulic anchor winches, hydraulic quick disconnects for oil skimmers and a boom roller, as well as an enclosed wheelhouse with electric and heat exchanged main cabin heat.
Model: 48-11 Fire
Vancouver, WA: Extending along the shore of the Columbia River, the City of Vancouver lies directly across the river from Portland, OR and is the southern gateway to the State of Washington. Their new Type IV Fire Emergency Response Vessel is outfitted with a Hale 80FCG 2500 GPM fire pump with two bow monitors, Scorpion EXM rooftop monitor and 8 fire hose hydrants. The walk around cabin includes HVAC, sky view windows, work stations, storage cabinets, refrigerator and aft head compartment. Electronics include three Furuno TZ14 multifunction displays with 36 mile radar, black box sounder, AIS, Flir Voyager III infrared camera, 200W siren, VHF and 800mhz radios, and six wireless headsets.
Model: 48-6 Utility
Lake Superior, WI: The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore consists of 21 islands and are considered the jewels of Lake Superior. The National Park Service uses their 48’ Munson landing craft to service these remote islands, transporting vehicles, materials and heavy equipment weighing up to 30,000 lbs. Outfitting includes 16 heavy duty tie down pockets on the main deck, bow & stern anchoring systems, Raymarine radar/plotter/sounder, and Maxilift 270.3 telescoping deck crane.
Model: 48-5 OSR
El Segundo, CA: The Chevron El Segundo Refinery is the largest refinery on the West Coast. With such a close proximity to beaches and wildlife they are committed to environmental protection and responsibility. The M/V Duke J is deployed as part of their incident response program. A hydraulic boom reel on the aft deck is used to deploy and retrieve 1200 feet of offshore containment boom. Hydraulic controls on wheelhouse flybridge provide the boom operator an unobstructed view of the aft deck.
Model: 48-3 Expedition
Valdez, AK: The M/V Journey is a family excursion vessel operating within Prince William Sound, AK. Boat is designed for 6 pack charters and private family recreation with overnight berthing and accommodations for 8 persons. Outfitting includes a Kinematics anchor capstan, 5Kw generator, flushing head, and diesel cabin heat. A U-shaped galley contains a propane oven and cooktop, Norcold refrigerator, and a double sink
Model: 48-2 Water Taxi
Lake Gantun, Panama: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute operates this 48' Munson as a passenger trasnport between Gamboa and Barro Colorado island. The M/V Morpho is outfitted with an enclosed head compartment and seating for 30 passengers. A removable passenger pod located on the foredeck provides additional interior seating during the rainy season
Our clients say it best…
“After 4 days of general operations, practicing landings and even a good run back to the dock in 8-10 foot seas, we had an official mission for the vessel. As much as everyone was highly impressed with the boat during the training and how well it handled the heavy seas head on, as well as side to, we were able to put it to a true test. We ended up loading the boat with 10,675 lbs of oyster totes plus water that filled the totes during transport, plus plywood to protect the deck plus crew totaling 13,114 lbs. As we started across Vineyard Sound the seas were not too bad and we were actually able to run 26 knots with this heavy load. Very impressive. However, the seas built very quickly to 6-8 foot as we approached Buzzards Bay. It was slow going for the majority of our trip and getting the nose out of the troughs was a challenge, but the boat performed exceptionally well and made a huge statement with our partners and my staff.”
Deputy Wildlife Refuge Manager