Silver Ships Delivers Fire Boat to National Parks Service Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Silver Ships recently delivered an Explorer 32 to the National Parks Service operating in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The vessel will serve U.S. Park Rangers on Lake Mohave and the Colorado River. Distinguishing factors on this fire boat include advanced sonar and fire systems to support the needs of fire and rescue.
The 32-foot workboat has a deadweight capacity of five tons and several customization options, electronics and accessories. This fire-combatting vessel is equipped with twin Mercury Verado 350 engines each boasting 350 horsepower. The loadout for this workboat was designed with the operator in mind, making steering and maneuvering at high speeds as effortless as possible.
Additionally, this workboat is furnished with a fully enclosed cabin and includes both air conditioning and heat for operator comfort. A bow gate provides the versatility needed for rescue missions as well as enhanced firefighting capabilities.
This Explorer 32 series ship is equipped with a Darley fire system with the ability to emit more than 1,500 gallons of water per minute through the remote-controlled rooftop pump. The vessel is equipped with a full Garmin electronics navigation suite, including Panoptix sonar technology. This technology will allow operators to be aware of what’s in the water around their vessel and greatly enhance the vessel’s versatility as a rescue and firefighting workboat.