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PROJECT:

MAKO

Mako is a patrol boat berthed from positive collaborations. Launched in 2008 by Maine Marine Manufacturing, LLC (Hodgdon Yachts), it was put into testing by the U.S. Navy as a replacement for its aluminum boats.  It is designed fully out of carbon fiber a composite engineered and tested by the University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center to handle rough seas and minimize vertical acceleration or “slamming.” For the types of missions this type of vessel will have, this is important in lowering the number of injuries sustained by personnel on board and provide a more stable ride. DLBA provided the naval architecture for this game-advancing craft.

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA

85′ / 26m

TOP SPEED

60 knots

BOA

18′ / 5m

POWER

2×2,400 hp / 1,790 kw

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