SeaArk Delivers Commander To Passaic Valley

SeaArk Marine of Monticello, Ark., delivered its 27 ft. (8.2 m), all-welded aluminum Commander model to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners of Newark. N.J.

Named R.V. Passaic River, the vessel will be utilized for water quality sampling and general environmental cleanup work in the Passaic River and in Newark Bay — in addition to utilization for educational purposes. The vessel boasts a deep-vee hull, which provides proven performance and a smooth, dry ride, as well as SeaArk's standard 25 ft.

(7.6 m) hull stretched to 27 ft. (8.2 m), allowing additional room for equipment on the recessed rear deck. A fully enclosed and insulated cabin was also extended to house two bench seats/storage boxes and a worktable, as well as two pilot seats. Standard equipment that is present on all SeaArk Commander models, include heavy duty three-in. Dshaped rubber bumper, three heavy duty 2.5-in. mooring bitts, foam flotation and navigation lights. Electronics include Ritchie lighted compass, two Jabsco floodlights and Raytheon radar.

Outfitted and equipped with a 500-lb.

capacity lifting davit with winch, removable tow post and shore power package, Passaic Valley's SeaArk is powered by twin 225-hp Johnson Outboard engines able to reach speeds of more than 52-mph during builder's trials.

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