June 21, 2022
RECONCRAFT recently announced the delivery of the 57th Riverine Shallow Draft Vessel (RSDV) to the U.S. Border Patrol. The delivery completed a 12-boat order for the boatbuilder’s 3rd generation RSDV. The contract is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) priority to provide the newest variant of RECONCRAFT’s RSDV to the critical fleet protecting the U.S. Southern Border.
The DHS strategic sourcing initiative also includes a larger multi-mission variant for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) tailored to their shallow water and riverine needs. RECONCRAFT has already delivered the 10th vessel to the USCG and anticipates delivering the remaining 35 vessels within the next 12 months.
RECONCRAFT’s RSDVs have been in service for more than a decade. These boats are utilized around the world and facilitate counter-human and drug trafficking missions, hurricane and disaster response, search and rescue, and homeland security, law enforcement and defense operations.
RECONCRAFT further leveraged the DHS program to develop a third variant to meet the unique needs of state and local law enforcement missions. Like its sister designs, the state and local RSDV allows law enforcement to safely patrol and respond to previously inaccessible shallow water within their areas of responsibility.
RECONCRAFT’s RSDV is the result of a collaborative design approach incorporating inputs from operators, maintainers, and fleet managers.
RECONCRAFT’s active programs include vessels for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, specialized Department of Defense entities, and various state and local government organizations. RECONCRAFT is a member of the Copper River Family of Companies and is a federally recognized, Alaskan Tribally Owned, 8(a) Certified Entity. RECONCRAFT’s profits directly benefit the Native Village of Eyak in Cordova, Alaska.