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Silver Ships delivers fire rescue boat to Norfolk Fire-Rescue

The fire rescue boat will further support and advance the fire service and EMS response missions of Norfolk Fire-Rescue


The Endeavor 32 is a multi-mission fireboat for a wide range of marine applications.

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MOBILE, Ala. — Silver Ships announces the latest expansion of its Endeavor series with the delivery of the first Endeavor 32 workboat, designed for Norfolk Fire-Rescue (NFR) in Norfolk, Virginia. The fire rescue boat will further support and advance the fire service and EMS response missions of Norfolk Fire-Rescue.

The Endeavor 32 is a multi-mission fireboat that will provide critical support to the City of Norfolk, as well as the Port of Virginia, operated by Norfolk Fire-Rescue (NFR). Designed for a wide range of marine applications, the workboat will be utilized for firefighting operations both from the water as well as water supply operations, water rescue emergencies, patient transport and patient treatment capabilities. The workboat can supply water to shore via a large diameter hose outlet. Incorporating the multi-mission workboat will allow Norfolk firefighters and EMS providers to respond quickly to fire rescue emergencies.

Silver Ships recognized Norfolk Fire-Rescue’s specific needs and constructed a custom fireboat with a vessel design unique to NFR. The Endeavor 32 is similar to Silver Ships’ Endeavor 30 series; however, the increased length is to accommodate a larger fire system capability without having to upgrade to a much larger workboat than needed. By adding two feet to the Endeavor 30 model, Silver Ships was able to provide the NFR with a smaller fast response workboat the organization needed, while increasing boat capacity.

“We are excited for this opportunity to play a role in enhancing the safety and security of Norfolk’s waters and its community. This vessel represents Silver Ships’ dedication to the safety and service of first responders nationwide,” said Dave Hunt, Director of Business Development at Silver Ships.

The 32-foot fire rescue boat is powered by Twin 300HP Yamaha outboard motors reaching top speeds above 40 knots to ensure Norfolk Fire-Rescue a quick response time. The Endeavor 32 is outfitted by a 1000GPM fire system and a full Raymarine navigational electronics suite which includes eAIS 5000 provided by the Port. Designed with a fully enclosed pilothouse, the cabin is equipped with an overpressure air filtration system for operating in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) environments. The workboat was funded by a federal grant through the Department of Homeland Security and the navigational electronics were funded through the Port Security Grant Program.

About Silver Ships

Silver Ships, Inc. produces high-quality aluminum boats for military, federal, state and municipal government as well as commercial applications through collaboration with highly skilled design, engineering and production resources. With corporate headquarters located in Theodore, Ala., Silver Ships’ production facilities are situated on a 25-acre plant site and utilize state-of-the-art boat building equipment. The company’s vision is to provide customers with a boat designed, built, outfitted and best suited to meet their operational needs while offering the maximum in crew safety and outstanding performance. Learn more at