In Pursuit of Perfection
Law Enforcement is one of the most demanding of vessel applications. It requires a special type of craft that can do everything well. Whether performing a water rescue, recovery operation or pursuit of a fleeing fugitive, a Munson Patrol Boat does it all with safety, reliability and performance – designed from the ground-up to be the best tool for your specific job.
High performance hulls are available in catamaran and deep-vee landing craft as well as our Chinook pointed bow. Our signature large drop-down bow doors add life-saving utility for rescue operations. Combine that with your choice of power including outboard, sterndrive or waterjet and you have a boat that is ready for duty.
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: 24-30 Patrol
Richmond, VA: The Virginia State Police Search & Recovery Team operates a pair of Munson 24’ landing craft that are used for dive operations, swift water rescues, evidence recovery, wildland fire and oil spill response. Outfitting includes a walk around cabin with forced air heater, dive bottle racks, dive ladder, tow post, davit, Lowrance HDS-9 GPS with side scan sonar, and Flir night vision camera.
Model: 25-3 Patrol
Chincoteage, VA: The Coast Guard patrols the Virginia coast aboard this Special Purpose Craft (SPC-SW). Main duties include Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, and coastal security. The twin Honda outboards are mounted on hydraulic transom jacks to permit operation in 18 inches of water. Special features include suspension captains seats, a tow line reel, an M-60 machine gun mount, and removable ballistic panels.
Model: 26-31 Patrol
Lake Claiborne, LA: In 1966, the Louisiana state legislature created the Claiborne Parish Watershed District. The Watershed District commission works with all to help assure that resources are protected and developed in the public interest. The Claiborne Parish Sheriff uses their 26’ Munson for patrolling the watershed to assure boating safety, as well as maintain channel markers and perform dive/rescue operations. A Hummingbird 998 HD SI sonar with AS 360SSI transducer provides extremely sharp underwater imaging and is also capable of recording underwater video.
Model: 26-32 Patrol
Friday Harbor, WA: The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office required an all-weather, fast response, beach landing, day/night patrol boat with a foam collar fendering system. Their 26’ Munson is outfitted with a full width cabin, two shock absorbing pedestal seats, passenger bench seats with work table, and a forward cuddy cabin with V-berth. Additional outfitting includes a Webatso forced air cabin heater, law enforcement LED lighting, Furuno radar plotter sounder, L3 AIS system, and Flir night vision camera.
Model: 26-42 Patrol
Empire, MI: The National Park Service selected this 26’ Munson for servicing Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which covers 35 miles of shoreline and two historic islands on Lake Michigan. This 26’ patrol boat has a 10’ wide beam and large offset cabin for six crewmen and equipment in stormy conditions. Other options include a hydraulic bow door, side boarding door, cabin heater, lifting davit, dive ladder, LED light bar, Garmin radar/plotter/sounder, Motorola XTS-800 radio, Setcom wireless headsets, Flir infrared camera, solar battery charger, tow post and engine guard.
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.
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.
Model: 30-1 Patrol
Ninilchik, AK: The Ninilchik Native Association had a need oversee use of the land it owns on both sides of Cook Inlet. With 70,000 acres on the inlet's east side and claim to more than 100,000 acres on the west side, the Native association had been challenged to monitor who was where and what they were up to. 3-D bottom-viewing sonar allows the safe maneuvering of the rock-strewn shallows off the inlet's west shore.
Model: 30-25 Patrol
Washington, D.C. : DC Metropolitan Police operate their Munson as a multipurpose harbor patrol boat and buoy tender. It is capable lifting 400 lb. buoys out of the water and onto the deck safely. Harbor patrol officers use this vessel as a dive platform during underwater investigation and evidence retrieval missions. Special deck lockers contain Reel Easy sonar tether systems. The Harbor Patrol uses these tether systems to deploy advanced bottom scanning sonar pods during salvage operations.
Model: 30-33 Patrol
Portland, OR: The Multnomah County Sheriff's River Patrol Unit provides safe commercial and recreational access and passage to the country's 5th largest port, and 110 miles of waterways along the Columbia River, Willamette River, and Sandy River. In addition, the River Patrol Unit provides law enforcement and search & rescue services to all rivers, lakes, shorelines and islands in Multnomah County. Their 30' Munson provides security protection to moorages, marinas, and houseboat communities, and responds to life-threatening calls for service, such as boat collisions, drownings, missing persons, and environmental hazards.
Model: 32-3 Patrol
Maple Island, MI: True to its name the Maple Express is an island transport vessel between Maple Island and the mainland on Lake Michigan. Twin 350hp Yamaha V8's and a top speed of 52 mph keep transit time to a minimum and the enclosed cabin with forced air cabin heat, convertible settee and porti-potti keep comfort to a maximum. A 12v stern anchor capstan and pulpit were included to allow for beach anchoring at remote destinations.
Model: 32-4 Patrol
Hoonah, AK: The Alaska State Troopers Marine Enforcement Section operates the Gow'tukan as an extended range patrol boat out of Hoonah, AK. A crew of two patrols up to 5 days at a time. Typical missions include the confiscation and transport of illegal crab and shrimp pots, boarding of suspicious vessels, and support for search and rescue efforts. The forward deck was designed to accept two four wheelers to assist in the patrol of lands only accessible by water.
Model: 32-23 Patrol
Charleston, SC: The Charleston Police Department operates in varying sea and weather conditions within the Charleston Harbor out to 20 miles offshore the coast of South Carolina. Typical missions involve tracking and intercepting suspicious and sometimes high performance vessels. An extensive electronics package was specified including a Kohler 5Kw generator, a Garmin 5212 GPSMAP radar/plotter/sounder complete with 12.1" display, Flir night vision camera and Hummingbird 1197c side scan sonar.
Model: 32-37 Patrol
Mt. Clemens, MI: Macomb County is characterized by dynamic urban clusters, expansive networks of industry and commerce, as well as pristine natural features. Their 32’ Munson is used patrols, dive operations, search and rescue, and to transport equipment. Outfitting includes a fully enclosed wheelhouse, cabin heater, roof top air conditioner, 5kw generator, davit, side dive door, search light, LED flood lights, FLIR camera, Garmin navigation package, stereo, canvas bimini top, SHOXS 2000 seats, and triple axle trailer.
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: 36-9 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: 38-1 Patrol
Lake Havasu, AZ: The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is the primary enforcement agency on the Arizona side of Lake Havasu and has boats stationed on the lower Colorado River and Lake Mead as well. Their Lake Havasu command vessel operates during search and rescue dive missions and standard enforcement patrols. It features a fly bridge that provides excellent visibility during search and rescue operations. The wheelhouse offers a four person settee, galley cabinet and glare-resistant window tint.
Model: 38-9 Patrol
Stockton, CA: The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Boating Safety Unit operates 365 days a year, providing law enforcement services to residents living on the 700+ miles of rivers and waterways. Their Munson features a 2250 GPM Fire pump system with a Scorpion joystick controlled roof monitor, twin 2.5" stinger discharges and dewatering intakes at each corner. A RAID S2 Toxin Sniffer and FLIR night vision camera are located at the co-pilot station.
Model: 38-15 Patrol
Anacortes, WA: Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife uses their 38’ Munson as a patrol vessel on Puget Sound. It is also called upon to respond during severe weather to perform search & rescue duties. Outfitting includes an aft helm station, bow thruster, davit with 12” Hydroslave, in-deck fish holds, washdown pump, side boarding doors and dive ladder. Cabin accommodations include a galley, dinette table, Webatso AT5500 heater, and cuddy cabin with head compartment. Electronics include Furuno TZT-14 MFD displays at the pilot & co-pilot stations, auto pilot, EAIS, VHF, CB radio, loudhailer, police radio with siren, cell phone antenna, and Flir M-618CS gyro stabilized thermal night vision camera.
Our clients say it best…
“First and foremost, I want to thank you guys for all of your work on this project, and give kudos to all of the staff at Munson. We are all blown away at the quality of craftsmanship and the great attention to detail. What a beautiful boat! It has been a total pleasure working with you guys during the build process. Thank you for all of your help and ease of collaboration.”
US Park Ranger