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Response Boat Medium Project > History

The USCG's Response Boat-Medium project is part of an overall plan to standardize and revitalize the USCG's aging fleet of vessels. The RB-M replaced the fleet of 41-foot utility boats and assorted non-standard boats that were in operation throughout the United States and had been the workhorse at coastal stations for more than 25 years.

Kvichak is proud to be a part of this revitalization project set forth by the USCG. The timeline below summarizes our participation from acquisition to delivery:

    2015
  • RB-M 45774 delivered to St. Petersburg, FL
  • RB-M 45773 delivered to New Orleans, LA
  • RB-M 45772 delivered to Charleston, SC
  • RB-M 45771 delivered to Destin, FL

    2014
  • RB-M 45770 delivered to San Francisco, CA
  • RB-M 45769 delivered to St. Inigoes, MD
  • RB-M 45768 delivered to Kauai, HI
  • RB-M 45767 delivered to Ketchikan, AK
  • RB-M 45766 delivered to Cape Cod Canal, MA
  • RB-M 45765 delivered to Portsmouth, VA
  • RB-M 45764 delivered to Ketchikan, AK
  • RB-M 45763 delivered to Erie, PA
  • RB-M 45762 delivered to Kauai, HI
  • RB-M 45761 delivered to Key West, FL
  • RB-M 45760 delivered to Galveston, TX
  • RB-M 45759 delivered to Tawas, MI
  • RB-M 45758 delivered to Oswego, NY
  • RB-M 45757 delivered to Erie, PA
  • RB-M 45756 delivered to Marblehead, OH
  • RB-M 45755 delivered to Manistee, MI
  • RB-M 45754 delivered to St. Joseph, MI
  • RB-M 45753 delivered to Honolulu, HI
  • RB-M 45752 delivered to Milwaukee, WA
  • RB-M 45751 delivered to San Juan, PR
  • RB-M 45750 delivered to Port Aransas, TX
  • RB-M 45749 delivered to Port Angeles, WA
  • RB-M 45748 delivered to South Padre Island, TX
  • RB-M 45747 delivered to L.A./Long Beach, CA
  • RB-M 45746 delivered to Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • RB-M 45745 delivered to Milford Haven, VA

    2013
  • RB-M 45744 delivered to Hobucken, NC
  • RB-M 45743 delivered to Charleston, SC
  • RB-M 45742 delivered to Crisfield, MD
  • RB-M 45741 delivered to Brunswick, GA
  • RB-M 45740 delivered to Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • RB-M 45739 delivered to Channel Islands Harbor, CA
  • RB-M 45738 delivered to Tybee Island, GA
  • RB-M 45737 delivered to Fairport, OH
  • RB-M 45736 delivered to Muskegon, MI
  • RB-M 45735 delivered to Two Rivers, WI
  • RB-M 45734 delivered to Marblehead, OH
  • RB-M 45733 delivered to Eatons Neck, NY
  • RB-M 45732 delivered to Port Huron, MI
  • RB-M 45731 delivered to Point Judith, RI
  • RB-M 45730 delivered to Kenosha, WI
  • RB-M 45729 delivered to Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • RB-M 45728 delivered to Woods Hole, MA
  • RB-M 45727 delivered to Lorain, OH
  • RB-M 45726 delivered to Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • RB-M 45725 delivered to Sheboygan, WI
  • RB-M 45724 delivered to Islamorada, FL
  • RB-M 45723 delivered to Niagra, NY
  • RB-M 45722 delivered to Georgetown, SC
  • RB-M 45721 delivered to Charlevoix, MI
  • RB-M 45720 delivered to Point Judith, RI
  • RB-M 45719 delivered to Maui, HI
  • RB-M 45718 delivered to Destin, FL
  • RB-M 45717 delivered to Woods Hole, MA
  • RB-M 45716 delivered to Venice, LA
  • RB-M 45715 delivered to Ponce DeLeon Inlet, FL
  • RB-M 45714 delivered to Marathon, FL
  • RB-M 45713 delivered to St. Inigoes, MD
  • RB-M 45712 delivered to Portsmouth, VA

    2012
  • RB-M 45711 delivered to Port O'Connor, TX
  • RB-M 45710 delivered to Vallejo, CA
  • RB-M 45709 delivered to Charleston, SC
  • RB-M 45708 delivered to Bellingham, WA
  • RB-M 45707 delivered to Venice, LA
  • RB-M 45706 delivered to Eatons Neck, NY
  • RB-M 45705 delivered to Gulport, MS
  • RB-M 45704 delivered to Dauphin Island, AL
  • RB-M 45703 delivered to Saginaw River, MI
  • RB-M 45702 delivered to Apra Harbor, GU
  • RB-M 45701 delivered to Michigan City, IN
  • RB-M 45700 delivered to St Ignace, MI
  • RB-M 45699 delivered to Cape Charles, VA
  • RB-M 45698 delivered to Toledo, OH
  • RB-M 45697 delivered to Pascagoula, MS
  • RB-M 45696 delivered to Emerald Isle, NC
  • RB-M 45695 delivered to San Diego, CA
  • RB-M 45694 delivered to TRACEN Yorktown, VA
  • RB-M 45693 delivered to TRACEN Yorktown, VA
  • RB-M 45692 delivered to TRACEN Yorktown, VA
  • RB-M 45691 delivered to Valdez, AK
  • RB-M 45690 delivered to Buffalo, NY
  • RB-M 45689 delivered to Freeport, TX
  • RB-M 45688 delivered to Bellingham, WA
  • RB-M 45687 delivered to Grand Isle, LA
  • RB-M 45686 delivered to Apra Harbor, GU
  • RB-M 45685 delivered to Pensacola, FL
  • RB-M 45684 delivered to Dauphin Island, AL
  • RB-M 45683 delivered to Gulfport, MS
  • RB-M 45682 delivered to San Diego, CA
  • RB-M 45681 delivered to Sand Key, FL
  • RB-M 45680 delivered to San Francisco, CA
  • RB-M 45679 delivered to Pascagoula, MS

    2011
  • RB-M 45678 delivered to New Haven, CT
  • RB-M 45677 delivered to Cape May, NJ
  • RB-M 45676 delivered to Freeport, ME
  • RB-M 45675 delivered to Cape Cod, MA
  • RB-M 45674 delivered to Grand Isle, LA
  • RB-M 45673 delivered to Pensacola, FL
  • RB-M 45672 delivered to Washington Island, MI
  • RB-M 45671 delivered to Juneau, AK
  • RB-M 45670 delivered to Sand Key, FL
  • RB-M 45669 delivered to Wachapreague, VA
  • RB-M 45668 delivered to Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • RB-M 45667 delivered to San Francisco, CA
  • RB-M 45666 delivered to New Haven, CT
  • RB-M 45665 delivered to Cape May, NJ
  • RB-M 45664 delivered to Valdez, AK
  • RB-M 45663 delivered to Sabine, TX
  • RB-M 45662 delivered to Juneau, AK
  • RB-M 45661 delivered to Curtis Bay, MD
  • RB-M 45660 delivered to Seattle, WA
  • RB-M 45659 delivered to Boston, MA
  • RB-M 45658 delivered to Seattle, WA
  • RB-M 45657 delivered to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • RB-M 45656 delivered to Eastport, ME
  • RB-M 45655 delivered to Marquette, MI
  • RB-M 45654 delivered to Mayport, FL
  • RB-M 45653 delivered to Bayfield, WI
  • RB-M 45652 delivered to LA/Long Beach, CA
  • RB-M 45651 delivered to LA/Long Beach, CA
  • RB-M 45650 delivered to New London, CT
  • RB-M 45649 delivered to New London, CT
  • RB-M 45648 delivered to Miami Beach, FL
  • RB-M 45647 delivered to Sabine, TX
  • RB-M 45646 delivered to Cortez, FL

    2010
  • RB-M 45645 delivered to Seattle, WA
  • RB-M 45644 delivered to Mayport, FL
  • RB-M 45643 delivered to LA/Long Beach, CA
  • RB-M 45642 delivered to New Orleans, LA
  • RB-M 45641 delivered to Curtis Bay, MD
  • RB-M 45640 delivered to Annapolis, MD
  • RB-M 45639 delivered to Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • RB-M 45638 delivered to Miami Beach, FL
  • RB-M 45637 delivered to New London, CT
  • RB-M 45636 delivered to New Orleans, LA
  • RB-M 45635 delivered to Calumet Harbor, IL
  • RB-M 45634 delivered to Fort Pierce, FL
  • RB-M 45633 delivered to Panama City, FL
  • RB-M 45632 delivered to Belle Isle, MI
  • RB-M 45631 delivered to Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • RB-M 45630 delivered to Galveston, TX
  • RB-M 45629 delivered to Castle Hill, RI
  • RB-M 45628 delivered to Duluth, MN
  • RB-M 45627 delivered to Honolulu, HI
  • RB-M 45626 delivered to Belle Isle, MI
  • RB-M 45625 delivered to Lake Worth Inlet, FL
  • RB-M 45624 delivered to Cleveland Harbor, OH
  • RB-M 45623 delivered to St. Petersburg, FL
  • RB-M 45619 delivered to Honolulu, HI
  • RB-M 45618 delivered to Galveston, TX

    2009
  • RB-M 45622 delivered to New York, NY
  • RB-M 45620 delivered to Castle Hill, RI
  • RB-M 45617 delivered to Port Canaveral, FL
  • RB-M 45616 delivered to New York, NY
  • RB-M 45615 delivered to Little Creek, VA
  • RB-M 45614 delivered to New York, NY
  • RB-M 45613 delivered to Maui, HI
  • RB-M 45612 delivered to New York, NY
  • RB-M 44611 delivered to Port Aransas, TX
  • RB-M 45610 delivered to New York, NY
  • RB-M 45609 delivered to San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • RB-M 45608 delivered to Boston, MA
  • RB-M 45607 delivered to Boat Forces Center, Virginia
  • RB-M 45606 delivered to Port Aransas, TX

    2008
  • RB-M 45605 delivered to New York, NY
  • RB-M 45604 delivered to Milwaukee, WI
  • RB-M 45603 delivered to Key West, FL
  • RB-M 45602 delivered to Port Angeles, WA
  • RB-M 45601 delivered to Little Creek, VA

    2007
  • Mock-up construction is complete
  • Kvichak opens Response Boat-Medium Division
  • Construction begins on the first RB-M, hull 45601
    2006
  • USCG awards RB-M production contract to TEAM RB-M
  • 180 boats (option for 250)
  • $600M award
    2005
  • USCG thoroughly evaluates the performance of each test boat
  • RFQ for production contract is released with new requirements based on test boat evaluations
  • The three vendors re-bid their boats incorporating the USCG updates
    2004
  • TEAM RB-M delivers its test boat to the USCG's testing facility in Norfolk, VA
  • USCG begins three months of evaluative testing of the three boats
    2003
  • Three vendors are awarded test boat contracts for construction & delivery to the USCG
  • TEAM RB-M is awarded one of the test boat contracts
    2002
  • USCG releases the first phase of the RB-M acquisition process: RFQ for three test boats
  • Marinette Marine & Kvichak Marine form TEAM RB-M
  • Our mantra: "Partnering for Success"
  • Our goal: Award of the Response Boat-Medium test boat and production contracts

























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