NOTE: This is an updfate from a 2011 post. Since this post was written, the boats have entered service and the builders, Marener entered bankruptcy proceedings and were liquidated.
Marener Industries in Halifax is cranking out aluminum emergency response boats for the Canadian Coast Guard. As part of the government's economic action plan, the Department of Fisheries & Oceans awarded a $7.9 mn contract to build 15 of the
50 47 foot boats. Marener is building ten of them,. Three others are under construction at Kanter Boats in St.Thomas, ON and two more at Alberni Engineering in Alberni, BC.
The boats are assembled at Marener's facilities at pier 9B in Halifax, although some of the work has been subcontracted. Laurentian Steel Fabricators of Sydney, NS built seven of the hull frames, to jump start the project.
1. A boat returns from trials in Bedford Basin.