Pilot Boats


Starting with Brandy Wine, built for the Pilots of the Bay and River Delaware in 1957, Gladding-Hearn has built more than 70 pilot boats, operating in the United States and the Caribbean. Its long association with designer C. Raymond Hunt Associates led to the first deep-V pilot boat hull, which cut commuting time in half and permitted safe boarding at high speeds. Now the industry standard, Gladding-Hearn’s all-aluminum pilot boats, ranging in size from 40-foot launches to 75-foot station vessels, are characterized by a soft, dry ride, steady tracking, maneuverability, rugged construction, low upkeep and reliability. In 2006, Gladding-Hearn delivered the first of its new rigid-bottom, soft-sided pilot boats. The new “Resilient” class of launches features all the performance benefits of a deep-V aluminum hull in addition to a large collar to produce a drier ride and reduce collar maintenance.

Resilient Class
40’x13’
Top Speed: 34 knots
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt Associates
St. John’s Class
52.6’x17’
Top Speed: 24 knots
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt Associates
Chesapeake Class
53’.6x17.10’
Top Speed: 26 knots
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt Associates
Galveston Class
70’x21’
Top Speed: 30 knots
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt Associates
Charleston Class
75’x21’
Top speed: 27 knots
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt Associates
Pilot-Rescue Boat
61'x18'
Top Speed: 30 knots
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt Associates
 
   
 
     
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