Cutter Boat – Over the Horizon

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An over the horizon boat from USCGC Reliance 615

The Cutterboat - Over the Horizon (CB-OTH), is a cutter deployed rigid-hulled inflatable boat in service with the United States Coast Guard. It is designed to pursue and interdict fast, non-compliant vessels and is carried aboard the Coast Guard's Maritime Security Cutters, Hamilton class High Endurance Cutters, and Famous and Reliance class Medium Endurance Cutters.


Maritime Safety and Security Team members aboard an OTH boat. Note the black sponson and M240B machine gun.

The Over the Horizon boat is 24.75 feet in length. It's 4th generation is manufactured by SAFE Boats International of Port Orchard, Washington. it is art of a 101 boat order worth up to $58.9 million. The hull is fabricated 5086 marine grade aluminum and it has a 22-inch-diameter (560 mm) foam collar. It is an inboard/outboard design powered by a 500 hp Cummins Diesel inboard with Hamilton jet drive.[1] [2]

A version of the boat with an all-black sponson and forward machine gun mount is used by Maritime Safety and Security Teams and the Maritime Security Response Team.

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