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Boats for Ukraine

SAFE Boats International LLC, Bremerton, Washington, was awarded a $19,969,119 not-to-exceed, firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for long lead time material and associated pre-production and planning support for two MK VI patrol boats to be delivered to the government of Ukraine.

Mark VI Patrol Boat
Mark VI Patrol Boat

Work will be performed in:

  • Rock Hill, South Carolina (69%);
  • Kent, Washington (21%);
  • Woodinville, Washington (5%);
  • Bellingham, Washington (4%);
  • Seattle, Washington (1%);

and is expected to be completed by December 2022.

Fiscal 2020 Title 10 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding in the amount of $5,463,500 was obligated at award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

This 85-foot/26-meter vessel is designed for optimal performance, fuel economy, and firepower



The primary mission of Mark VI Patrol Boats is to provide capability to persistently patrol littoral areas beyond sheltered harbors and bays for the purpose of force protection of friendly and coalition forces and critical infrastructure. These missions include: Security Force Assistance (SFA); High Value Unit (HVU) shipping escort; Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) operations; and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC). The Mark VI program of record is for a total of 12 boats, all boats are to be delivered by the end of the 3rd quarter of fiscal year 2018.



Multimission Reconfigurable for a variety of missions-VBSS, EOD or SOC Team; Medical Evacuation/Triage; Berthing / Detainee; Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Counter-Intelligence Missions.

Supports Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) and Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) operations.

Transportable via ship.


General Characteristics

Propulsion Installed Power: 5,200 HP/3,878 kW – 2 × MTU 16V2000 M94 and 2 × Hamilton HM651 Water Jets
Length (Length overall, LOA) 84.8 feet/25.85 m
Beam 20.5 feet/6.25 m
Draft less than 5 feet/1.52 m
Displacement (full load displacement) 170,000 lbs./77 ton
Speed Cruise: 25+ knots/29 mph/46 km/h
Sprint: 35+ knots/40 mph/65 km/h
Range 600+ NM/690 miles/1,111 km
Crew 2 Crews, 5 Personnel each, plus 8 Person Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team (18 Total)
Armament MK 50 (.50 cal/12.7-mm) Gun Weapon System (Qty 4); MK 38 Mod 2 (25-mm) Gun Weapon System (Qty 2); MK 44 Machine Gun System; Multiple Crew Served Weapon & Long-Range Acoustic Hailing Device (Qty 6)