Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Eglin buys Bladerunner 35

Navatek Boat Builders, the Honolulu-based shipbuilder and designer whose parent company built the popular dinner cruise boat that bears its name, has sold and delivered its "Bladerunner 35" high-speed vessel to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for use as a military target support boat, according to a Navatek spokesman. The 35-foot rigid-hull inflatable boat was built in 2006 by Navatek Ltd. in Honolulu, parent of Navatek Boat Builders. With a top speed of more than 50 knots, the Bladerunner 35 will be used in simulated missions and military exercises. (Source: Pacific Business News, 08/18/14)