Originally Posted by ncp
Someone can probably find a citation for this info. I heard Safeboats are getting swapped out at 10 years since that's their useful life.
Yes I spoke to the CG guys at my fuel dock and they said exactly that... they are purchased with an intended 10yr service life and then they all get phased out. Metalshark won the new contract, and as they produce the boats, they get phased in.
Apparently though, most of the CG guys are not happy with the metalsharks. The 2 crews I spoke with out here told me they all are adjusting to limitations they are not happy with... biggest being the ride, second being the functionality of the setup... didn't get specifics on that, so I am not sure exactly what they were referring to.
They look sweet though! But I really like the SAFE boats, and I think Ryan's conceptual design looks to address many of the limitations of using it as a single handed boat.