BREMERTON — A Bremerton boat builder has won a Coast Guard contract worth as much as $59 million to build as many as 100 small boats.
Safe Boats International is building what's called "over the horizon" boats. Each is 26 feet long with an inboard diesel engine and no cabin. They are designed to be deployed from cutters for fast security or search and rescue work in cramped or shallow waters.
The Kitsap Sun reports (http://is.gd/RYP1ps) the company employs 285 workers and expects to grow to 300 by the end of the year.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/