SB Awarded $17.7M Contract Modification for MK VI Patrol Boats

Original Article: Product Design & Development

Bremerton, Washington-based small business Safe Boats International will be awarded a $17.7 million contract modification for the purchase, construction, and delivery of two MK VI patrol boats, each with basic boat equipment included.

According to the DoD, “The MK VI PB is the Navy’s next generation patrol boat and will become a part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s fleet of combatant craft.”

“The MK VI PB’s mission is to provide operational commanders a capability to patrol shallow littoral areas beyond sheltered harbors and bays, and into less sheltered open water out to the departure sea area for the purpose of force protection of friendly and coalition forces and critical infrastructure.”

None of the funds being assigned with the firm-fixed-price Navy award will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The labor will be performed in Tacoma, Wash. (82 percent), Kent, Wash. (7 percent), Wichita, Kan. (6 percent), New Zealand (3 percent), and various other locations. The work should be finished by March 2018.


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