Protector 28 (8.5) Targa Florida Space Coast
Hi from Cape Canaveral Florida. Just took possession of a new Protector 28 Targa with twin Verado 300s for use as a fast response/coastal interdiction vessel. Vessel getting the full "protect & serve" treatment with additional VHF radios, loud hailer and sirens, low profile yellow/red/blue light bar with alley and take down lights, multiple thermal, low light and FLIR cameras, an upgraded Furuno FA-50 AIS ship transponder, gurney supports in the cuddy for two stretchers, three jump seats on the bow, a cuddy HVAC system supported by an inverter and an on board generator. The boat had extensive rewiring to accommodate the new equipment and additional AGM batteries installed. The dual Furuno 12.1MFDs screens and functions are now controlled by dual finger mice at the helm and navigation stations. Garmin's latest Verado integrated autopilot has been installed. The covered boathouse with a fast deployment lift has also been completed. In addition, with the intense sun here in Florida, a set of custom Sunbrella chaps have been made to protect the RIB tubes when the vessel is not in use. Probably missed some of the other equipment added.
With regard to the vessel itself, as the guys here say "it rocks." Exceeding all our expectations and certainly agree with the Protector company logo "Any water, Anywhere."
Will post pictures shortly.