Mumbai police get their new Sealegs boats in India
North Harbour-based Sealegs International (NZX: SLG) has received an order for four amphibious marine craft from the Commissioner of Police in Mumbai, India, to be used for patrolling their waterways. Sealegs’ amphibious technology was identified by the police agency as being ideally suited to the varied tasks of this patrol, where the ability to conduct extensive on-water reconnaissance and rapid interdiction needs to be performed independent of boat launch and retrieval facilities.
The aluminium-hulled Sealegs amphibious boats are fully configured and include a newly developed ‘rugged helm’ console for heavy duty handling by operational personnel. The boats are also equipped with Sealegs’ own ‘XRT’ extended run time feature, allowing for prolonged operational capability in hot and humid conditions when driving on land or when deployed in flood/rescue roles.
Sealegs CEO Mr David McKee Wright said that the sales are a result of close co-operation with the company’s recently appointed re-seller in the Indian market, New Wave Distributors (India) Pvt. Ltd, reflecting Sealegs’ international market development strategy. McKee Wright sees the deployment of Sealegs vessels in this high profile role as a clear endorsement of the unique capabilities of the proprietary amphibian technology and as a launch pad into the varied requirements of the Indian government.
The use of Sealegs vessels in a marine policing role further extends the ongoing success that Sealegs has achieved in securing export sales of Fire/Rescue configured vessels, to jurisdictions as varied as Rome and Malaysia.
Built to European CE and U.S. Coast Guard specifications, Sealegs amphibious marine craft are currently being targeted at international markets in co-operation with regional re-sellers and with the support of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.