North River Boats

United States
  • Booth: 9325

Life is Better in a North River Boat

North River Boats' specialty is building heavy gauge aluminum Fire Fighting, Search & Rescuse, EMS, Law Enforcement and Military boats, in lengths up to 60'.  Please visit us to discuss the key components of your next fire and rescue vessel or view this useful fire & rescue vessel planning document.

Brands: fire boats, rescue boats, patrol boats, search and rescue boats, aluminum boats, fire fighting, law enforcement, EMS, military, coast guard, firefighting


  • North River Freedom
    The North River Freedom is 21 feet long with an overall beam of 8 feet 6 inches in order to be DOT compliant (towable) in all 50 states. The design incorporates a shallow draft hull form so that fire and rescue crews can get close to shore....

  • The North River Freedom is 21 feet long with an overall beam of 8 feet 6 inches in order to be DOT compliant (towable) in all 50 states. The design incorporates a hull form that will have a shallow draft, so that fire and rescue crews can get close to shore to utilize the powered, drop-down bow door to load or unload patients, rescue victims, or passengers.

    The Freedom has a custom aluminum center console and T-Top and is powered by a 2.8-liter, Yamaha F200 four-stroke outboard, and will have a removable, Darley (380-gpm) 2BE 21H fire pump, coupled to a Task Force Tips 2 1/2-inch manually operated monitor at the bow for fire suppression capabilities. This boat also has a full electronics package that includes a Motorola Agency radio, Garmin GPSMAP 8610 multifunction color display with structure scan transducer, Garmin VHF 115 radio with external speaker, Whelen Mini Liberty LED light bar and a Whelen LE and Siren package.

    “North River has received a considerable number of requests for a more budget friendly and trailerable fire vessel over the past few years,” said North River’s Government and Commercial Sales Manager Jordan Allen. “North River has listened to our customer and developed this extremely tough and compact platform that can be launched from very crude boat ramps and operated in small, shallow bodies of water.”

    Vessel Characteristics

    • Length: 21 feet (26 feet 6 inches length overall with OB crash guard).        
    • Beam: 8 feet and 6 inches.
    • Bow Door: 50 feet.
    • Deadrise: 14 degrees (at transom).
    • Propulsion: Yamaha F200XCA (four-stroke).
    • Fire Pump: Darley 2BE 21H (maximum 380 gpm).
    • Monitor: Task Force Tips.
    • Fuel Cap: 70 gallons (aluminum tank).
  • Bristol Fire Department Boat
    North River Boats has delivered a 33-by-10-foot twin outboard propulsion fire boat capable of 1,500 gpm firefighting capability to Bristol Fire Department....

  • The Bristol Fire Department boat features an 11-foot-long full width insulated cabin with two Shockwave S-5 shock mitigating seats with NR-2 Captain Chairs installed for the operator and navigator plus bench seats and a work bench behind the main seats.

    Bristol’s boat is powered with twin Yamaha 300-horsepower, 4.2-liter four-stroke outboards along with an Imtra electric bow thruster for improved docking and station keeping. The boat has a Darley PSDE 1,500-gpm engine-mounted fire pump coupled to a KEM 6.0-liter V-8 inboard engine. The fire system draws over 1,500 gpm at 150 psi. A Task Force Tips joystick-operated 1,500-gpm Typhoon bow monitor has a remote-control nozzle, Task Force Tips VUM and a 4-inch discharge at the stern.

    The new fire boat includes fully self-bailing rear deck, 30-foot-wide fold-out dive door, hose storage compartments, SCBA Load and Lock brackets, remote-controlled spotlights, scene lighting, diesel fire heater/defroster, and much more.

    North River installed customer-supplied electronics to include triple 12-inch displays, radar, FLIR thermal imaging, VHF radios, and complete Firecom wireless intercom system.

    Vessel Characteristics

    • 33-by-10-foot Sounder Fire Boat.
    • Length Overall: 39 feet.
    • Beam: 10 feet.
    • Bottom width: 9 feet.
    • Deadrise: 24 degrees.
    • Propulsion: Twin Yamaha 4.2-liter, 300-horsepower outboard engines.
    • Fire Pump: Darley 1,500-gpm fire pump with TFT Typhoon Monitor.
    • Fuel Capacity: 200 gallons.
    • Sprint Speed: 37 knots.
    • Cruise Speed: 26 knots.
  • Baytown Fire & Rescue Vessel
    North River delivers shallow water access in a 30-foot Sounder fire and rescue vessel with walk-around cabin....

  • The 30-foot landing-craft style Sounder model features a full, 360-degree walk-around cabin and drop-down bow door. The boat is powered by a pair of 4.2-liter Yamaha F300 outboard motors. The motors are installed on a hydraulic lift so that they can be raised and the vessel can access the extremely shallow Gulf waters where the vessel operates.

    This fire and rescue vessel has an air conditioned, walk-around cabin design that features a full-length patient bench, a pair of ALLSALT Maritime 6300 shock mitigating seats for crew safety and comfort with an aft cabin door and two sliding side-doors for three points of ingress/egress. There is also a 60-inch-wide drop-down bow door to rescue victims in the water, or to use for beach access. This vessel also features a 30-inch-wide dive-door in the aft, starboard side of the vessel to allow divers access to the water.

    Firefighting capabilities for this vessel include a (1,000-gpm) Darley, LSDE1000 pump, driven by a Chevy 4.3-liter engine. Water is supplied by a Task Force Tips (TFT) “Typhoon” manually operated monitor installed atop a TFT valve under monitor which allows firefighting crew to attach 2 1/2-inch hand lines for additional capabilities. In the event of a chemical fire, the Sounder model is also equipped with a 40-gallon foam tank.

    A complete Raymarine Axiom Pro electronics suite is installed, including a pair of 12-inch displays, GPS, AIS, heading sensor, broadband radar, through-hull transducer, VHF radio, Whelen emergency light and siren package, FLIR/Raymarine thermal imaging camera system, Whelen scene lights, remote spot lights and more.

    Vessel Characteristics

    • 30-by-10-foot Sounder/Landing Craft.
    • Length Overall — 36 feet. 
    • Beam — 10 feet.
    • Bottom width — 9 feet. 
    • Deadrise — 24 degrees.
    • Propulsion — Twin Yamaha 4.2-liter, 300-horsepower outboard engines.
    • Fire Pump — Darley 1,000-gpm Fire Pump with TFT Typhoon Monitor.
    • Fuel Capacity — 200 Gallons.
    • Sprint Speed — 37 knots.
    • Cruise Speed — 26 knots.

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