Moose Boats Delivers M2035 Rescue & Patrol Vessel to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

PETALUMA, CA. – Moose Boats, a designer and builder of aluminum catamarans, recently delivered a fully equipped M2-35’ for law enforcement, search and rescue efforts and fire fighting capabilities to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. This vessel is the second purchase by the Department following a M2-33 vessel delivered in 2005 and will be deployed for rescue, patrol and fire fighting operations out of their Marina del Rey Station. The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Harbor Patrol Unit serves as a first responder rescue unit for the entire shoreline of Los Angeles County. The range of calls for service includes incidents such as airplane crashes, boat fires, cars in the water and capsized vessels. The vessel’s jet propulsion makes it well-suited for dive rescue and recovery operations, due to the safety factor inherent to waterjet equipment versus traditional propeller driven boats. Boat operators can safely maneuver in open-water rescues with divers in the water without putting them in harm’s way from potential propeller contact. Additionally, the boat is equipped with a climate controlled cabin which enables superior patient care during emergency medical calls. This 35’-6” All-Aluminum Jet Powered Catamaran is outfitted with twin Cummins 425 hp turbo diesels and is propelled by Hamilton 292 water jets. This vessel can attain a top speed of over 37 knots, operate at a service speed of 28 knots, come to a full-speed stop in less than two boat lengths and turn on a dime. Its 21” draft will allow all of this to be done in less than 3’ of water. Moose Boats has worked closely with the Department’s boat operators since the delivery of their first boat to outfit the new M2-35 with upgraded features including: higher output engines, air-conditioned cabin, as well as the addition of protective deck matting to aid in deploying and stowing dive equipment, all of which will serve to improve the overall effectiveness of the boat during open-water emergency incidents. Los Angeles County Sheriff Rescue/Patrol/Fire Vessel Application The Moose Rescue/Patrol boat is a 35’-6” allaluminum jet powered catamaran with twin Cummins 425hp turbo diesels propelled by Hamilton HJ292 water jets. The boat will be deployed for rescue, patrol and fire fighting operations from Marina del Rey, CA. This fast and stable catamaran hull, with its powerful water jet propulsion, is well suited to provide efficient response times and a stable working platform for open-water rescues. The vessel also incorporates a hydraulically driven fire and dewatering pump system. Propulsion & Equipment

  • Twin Cummins QSB5.9, 425 hp Turbo Diesels
  • Twin Hamilton HJ292 Water Jets
  • Marine Gears, Twin Disc MG 5075
  • FURUNO Navigation Equipment
  • WING Hybrid Boarding Collar
  • HALE Pumping equipment
  • STANG Fire Monitor


  • LOA 35’-6”
  • LWL 29’-0”
  • Beam 13’-6”
  • Draft Hull/Max 21”
  • Dead Rise 15°
  • Displacement 18,000 lbs. (dry)
  • Fuel 300 Gal.


  • Max Speed Over 37 knots
  • Service Speed Approx. 28 knots
  • Range 300 nautical miles

About Moose Boats Moose Boats (www.mooseboats.com), headquartered in Petaluma, CA, builds unique, functional, good looking, rugged boats ranging in sizes 33ft. up to 44ft. for a wide range of uses including commercial, law enforcement, government, recreational, and sport fishing markets.

For more information, contact: Abbie Walther, Purchasing Moose Boats Phone: (707) 778-9828