Silver Ships Delivers Landing Craft Vessel to Suffolk County Public Works Department


September 27, 2022


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Audrey Funchess, Public Relations Manager


Phone: (334) 246-1535


Silver Ships Delivers Landing Craft Vessel to Suffolk County Public Works Department

40-foot Explorer series vessel constructed to assist in community development operations

Mobile, Ala. (September 27, 2022) – Silver Ships, Inc. announces the recent delivery of a multi-mission Explorer 40 Landing Craft vessel to the Suffolk County Public Works Department located in Suffolk County, New York.

Suffolk County Public Works Department’s mission is to improve the communities quality of life by overseeing all county properties and projects while maintaining safe public navigations including waterways, bridges, docks, marinas, sewerage systems and more. The custom-built Explorer workboat’s primary purpose is to transport heavy machinery and equipment to further support the efforts of the Suffolk County Public Works Department.

The 40-foot vessel is powered by triple 250HP Honda outboard motors and includes a Vetus 8HP bow thruster that allows the front of the boat to move sideways which helps facilitate maneuvering and docking in close quarters. The Explorer 40 workboat operates with a 12-volt direct current electrically actuated bow door that is connected to a stainless-steel braided cable routed through a series of pulleys.

In addition, to transporting heavy equipment to remote and hard to reach areas, the workboat is equipped with a Maxilift hydraulic knuckle boom crane to support additional material handling requirements. The vessel also features an enclosed cabin, deadweight capacity up to 10 tons, 14-foot beam and a bow door that raises and lowers, allowing crew to land on-shore vehicles. This bow door makes for a quick transition from water to land creating more versatile operations.

“Silver Ships is committed to finding solutions that will help our customers achieve their operations and long-term goals,” said Dave Hunt, Business Development at Silver Ships. “Our team designed and built the Explorer 40 Landing Craft for the Suffolk County Public Works Department to best equip their staff in day-to-day operations on the water.”

Suffolk County Public Works Department will utilize the Explorer 40 vessel in the waters located in and surrounding Suffolk County, NY. Silver Ships is proud to deliver high-quality custom vessels across the U.S. including the Suffolk County Public Works Department.

For more information on Silver Ships vessels and recent projects, please contact our team or visit


Silver Ships, Inc. produces high-quality aluminum vessels for military, federal, state and municipal government as well as commercial applications through collaboration with highly skilled design, engineering and production resources. With corporate headquarters located in Theodore, Ala., Silver Ships’ production facilities are situated on a 25-acre plant site and utilizes state-of-the-art boatbuilding equipment. The company’s vision is to provide customers with a boat designed, built, outfitted and best suited to meet their operational needs while offering the maximum in crew safety and outstanding performance. Learn more at 


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