THE FLOATING FORTRESS™
2004 Mission Marine 288
50% Off The Retail Price!!!!
Once This Boat Is Gone, So Is The Opportunity ... Forever.
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THE SUMMARY




INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE!
Retail pricing:              $ 248,842
Government pricing:  $ 210,000
Special pricing:            $ 125,000
Call Bill at 419-625-0123 or email: missionmarineboats@gmail.com

ission 21'  |  Mission 288 (25')  |  Mission 338 (29') | Safe Boat Comparison | Boston Whaler Comparison | Why Aluminum


THE FLOATING FORTRESS™ 2004 Mission Marine 288
Built for Law Enforcement and Military |  Hand-crafted by certified welders | Aluminum Catamaran

Imagine the Safety, Stability, Maneuverability, Quality, Reliability

Mission 288:  25' 3" (length) x 11' 5" (beam) = 288  or 25.25 x 11.42 = 288

If you need a 28'-30' aluminum boat, as far as space and ride, consider our 288 (25')

THIS IS FOR THE GUY WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EDGE. 


  • It's not a SeaRay. 

  • It's not a Hinckley .  

  • You will not see yourself coming and going. 

  • It's not for everyone. 

  • ItIS different. 

  • People will be drawn to you when you dock.  

  • You will be unique. 

  • Your family will feel more protected. 


  • Designed and Built for Law Enforcement. 

  • Heavy-duty. Tough.  Rugged.

  • Out of this world stability and ride - have to experience to believe. 

  • Hand-crafted by certified welders.

  • Simply an unbelievable boat.  

This is an once-in-a-lifetime deal available to both civilians and government.  Available only on this one Mission288 boat.

 

WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS …  


þ      "An officer is only as effective as his vessel; that's why I only recommend Mission Marine." - Mickey Brelsford, Retired Lieutenant, Miami-Dade Police Department, Marine Patrol, 30 year career serving from 1974 to 2004. 

 

þ       Mission Marine has designed and built the best law enforcement and port security boat on the market.  It is in a class of its own.   Its stability and calm yields an incredible ride, reduces crew fatigue, reduces stress on survivors, improves weapons handling conditions, and allows for incredible maneuverability. Mission Marine vessels provide, for its size class, an incredible amount of space to carry equipment, personnel, survivors, and medical supplies.   If your people are important, if the mission is critical, if multi-purpose missions is what you do – then a Mission Marine vessel is what you need.  Give your crew the very best tool to protect and serve.   You have to experience this ultimate law enforcement vessel to believe there is a boat with its capabilities.  Because there is nothing on the market like it … nothing even close.  - Art Serig, Retired SGT, Miami Police Department, 31 year career serving from 1974 to 2004.

 

þ      “What I like best about our Mission Marine vessel is its stability.  It is stable even in rough seas and is amazing in handling a following sea – in wave heights of 8’ - 12’ .  The Virgin Islands are surrounded by deep ocean waters that have enormous depths – these deep waters cause tremendous swells. We have had to perform in these extremely rough seas, in rough water SAR missions where we actually go toward the wave.  The Mission Marine vessel handled the rough water well … with minimal pounding, an unbelievable turning radius, and no interruption whatsoever when handling the vessel at quick maneuvers.  The Mission Marine cat design really reduces the fatigue factor for officers on board.  The vessel has a truly multi-mission platform.  We do just about everything from law enforcement, SAR, to transporting dignitaries in the boat.  The boat is comfortable inside and outside. The bow is so high up that waves are thrown away from the vessel when riding.  There is no getting wet in the vessel even when outside the cabin.  It has everything we need, and the engines are extremely quiet for night operations.  It’s just an all-around great vessel.  Everyone taken out on the boat is amazed by its performance.  I rate it a 10 on the Richter scale.” – Deputy Carlos Farchette, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, St. Croix , Virgin Islands

 

 

 


The Biggest 25' around, most workable space!
All photos (except for Boston Whaler comparison) in this section are of the featured Mission 288. Some photos were taken earlier in construction.  

 

 


HIGH GUNNELS (for enhanced crew safety and comfort) and FULL-WALK AROUND 
All photos in this section are the featured Mission 288. Some photos were taken earlier in construction.  
Ease of officer movement about the entire boat.  Stable shooting platform.  Provides highly visible law enforcement presence.  Able to shoulder other boats due to beam and stability.  Large amount of square footage, storage, and working space.  Boat is comfortable, stable, and easy-to-handle while engaging in day-to-day enforcement.

 

 

Military style, FULL wrap non-skid (wraps  inner and outer gunnel) 

 

 


HEAVY-DUTY WELDED ALUMINUM T-TOP and U Window 
(hand-crafted by certified welders)
Front Enclosure and Custom Windscreen
All photos in this section are the featured Mission 288. Some photos were taken earlier in construction.  

 

 


HEAVY-DUTY BINNACLE and BENCH SEAT
hand-crafted by certified welders
Mission Marine allows for future expansion as well as retro-fitting non-current electronics without complete dash alteration.  The Mission Marine boat provides sufficient dash space for all electronics to be installed, not requiring an overhead electronics suite, and it's all mounted in removable panels for ease of maintenance.  Room to work!  On the Mission Marine dashboard - there is room for a laptop  and all the switches are visible.

 

 


HEAVY-DUTY WIDE BOW and NON-SKID FOREDECK with Foredeck Steps
All photos in this section are the featured Mission 288. Some photos were taken earlier in construction.  


TRAILER NOT INCLUDED

 

 


HEAVY-DUTY SIDE DOOR
All photos in this section are the featured Mission 288. 
Bolted down.  S/S hinges and latch; swing it open, lock it, and you're done! 



 

 

 


HEAVY-DUTY HEADSOLE
hand-crafted by certified welders
All photos in this section are the featured Mission 288. Some photos were taken earlier in construction.  



 

 

 

ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT FENDERING SYSTEM
Note:  Some of the photos in this section are not of the featured Mission 288 and are used here for illustrative purposes only.
Collars and fenders are designed to protect the boat and other boats against impact damage.  Should your boat's collar become damaged or ripped away from the boat half way down the gunnel, will the boat still effectively operate and perform its mission?  Furthermore, can it easily be repaired and replaced using readily available fenders commonly found at marine supply stores?  Is your boat collar fully adjustable to height, does it match the mission's need, is it completely removable, and can it be moved inboard at a moment's notice?  


 

 

ALL HEAVY DUTY:

LARGE COCKPIT with LARGE SCUPPER
Fold-down Aluminum aft BOARDING STEPS
FREEMAN WATERTIGHT ALUMINUM HATCHES
ALUMINUM TOW POST hand-crafted by certified welders
All photos in this section are the featured Mission 288. Some photos were taken earlier in construction.  


 

 

 

CUSTOM ENGINE LIFT BRACKETS 
The photos in this section are not of the featured Mission 288 and are used here for illustrative purposes only.
**Missions use custom engine lift brackets for shallow water and high speed operation.  This gives Mission boats very shallow draft capabilities with protected propellers and the ability to be highly maneuverable at these drafts all without tilting the engine out.  **Mission Marine (below) shows how the lower unit is out of the water causing no worry about marine growth.  


 

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Ease of Service & Maintenance
 
the Mission Marine boat pictures below are not of the featured 288 for sale and are only  used here for illustrative purposes.

ease_of_maint.jpg (87133 bytes) mainten_2.jpg (108882 bytes) Because of great space below and behind the binnacle and in the lazeretts, electronics, engine controls, and gauges can all be easily serviced and changed out.  Oftentimes electronic failures are due to poor connections due to lack of tie-up locations.  Notice in the picture that all the electrical wiring is zip-tied to aluminum carrier rods to minimize vibration, pulling, etc. This helps to yield long life. 

 

Ability to Push with Single Engine
 
the Mission Marine boat pictures below are not of the featured 288 for sale and are only  used here for illustrative purposes.

aft.jpg (185793 bytes)engine_up2.jpg (13473 bytes) Mission 452 (left).  One of the many advantages of Mission's hull design is the ability to get on plane and run with a single engine.  

 

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION


  • 2004 MissionMarine 288Aluminum Catamaran.  Mission Patented Technologies.

  • This Mission 288: 25’ 3” (length) x 11’ 5” (beam) is a slightly used demo boat with model year 2003 Mercury 250 EFI Outboards: Port and STBD Engines with 152 hours/each.

  • If you were to buy this boat retail, you would pay $248,842. 

  • If you were to buy this boat today on federal government GSA contract, you would pay $210,000.  

  • Special pricing $125,000   

  • LOTS OF SPACE.  If you need a 28’ to 30’ aluminum boat, as far as space and ride, consider this boat!

  • WALKAROUND CAPABILITY - The larger beam of the Mission gives you more room and allows you to be protected from rougher sea conditions by having the gunnel around you rather than forcing you up above the gunnel on an elevated deck.  This gives the crew more security and safety.

  • TECHNOLOGY.  Mission Marine design draws on one of U.S. Patents Office latest approvals, Patent No.: 6,394,014.  And yet, as new as the technology is, the methods of construction are tried and true.

  • STRENGTH AND BALANCE.  Complex, advanced catamaran hull design yields extraordinary strength and balance, significantly improving stability and ride.

  • AMAZING STABILITY.  Wide stance improves stability in rough conditions.  Amazing, Amazing Stability …

  • RIDE.  A significant improvement in ride that results in an extraordinary reduction and minimization of impact and rocking motion while on the run out or at station.  This results in reduced crew fatigue. 

  • RELIABLE.  Missions are engineered to provide long-term service.

  • EASE OF MAINTENANCE.  As all machines eventually need service, we have already designed Missions for ease of service and maintenance.

  • One of the many advantages of Mission's hull design is the ability to get on plane and run with a single engine.  Click here for picture.

  • EXCEPTIONAL MANEUVERABILITY.  Mission Marine has a greater distance between twin engines; this offers a profound mechanical advantage resulting in exceptional maneuverability and boat control.  Click here for turning video of a Mission 288.

  • SHALLOW WATER OPERATION.  This Mission Marine 288 uses optional custom engine lift brackets for • shallow water and high speed operation, This gives Mission Marine boats very shallow draft capabilities with protected propellers and the ability to be highly maneuverable at these drafts all without trimming the engines up. • These brackets also allow you to lift the engines completely clear of the water when at the dock … causing no worry about marine growth. –click here for picture.

  • FLEXIBILITY.  You have the ability to mount controls, switches, cleats, handrails, etc. in more places without having to look for wood or something strong to attach to.

  • Mission Marine allows for future expansion as well as retro-fitting non-current electronics without complete dash alteration.  The Mission Marine boat provides sufficient dash space for all electronics to be installed, not requiring an overhead electronics suite, and it's all mounted in removable panels for ease of maintenance.  Room to work!  On the Mission Marine dashboard - there is room for a laptop and all the switches are visible.

 

 

EQUIPMENT LISTING


Biggest 25' around, most workable space

Description

Qty

UM

Floating Fortress®

 

 

Mission 288:  25'3" Long x 11'5" Beam

1

EA

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

 

 

• ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - Mission Marine design draws on one of U.S. Patents Office latest approvals, Patent No.: 6,394,014, and yet Mission Marine methodology implementation is tried and true

• Mission Vessels use American Boat & Yacht Council, United States Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping Standards

HULL, Constructed from 5083 and/or 5086 Marine Aluminum Plate Welded Into One Single Unit From Bow To Stern with Reinforced Plate Transom

• ENGINE BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 

 

• ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

 

 

• HORN

 

 

• LIGHTS, Navigation

 

 

• CLEATS, (6)

 

 

• BINNACLE

 

 

• SCUPPER DOORS

 

 

• FUEL SYSTEM

 

 

• HATCHES

 

 

• ZINC MOUNT With Zincs

 

 

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

 

 

Helm / Weather Protection / Comfort & Convenience

 

 

T-TOP, Heavy-Duty, Welded Aluminum

1

EA

OPEN CONSOLE CUSTOM WINDSCREEN

1

EA

FRONT ENCLOSURE WITH U WINDOW and Partial Sides and Cover for Headsole Area

1

EA

ALUMINUM MID BINNACLE PANEL WITH LOCKABLE DOOR

1

EA

Engine Equipment/Installation Options

 

 

ENGINE INSTALLATION AND TEST, Dual

1

EA

PROPELLER, Spare, Mercury, Rev 4, 14-5/8 x 17, LH (Mounted)

1

EA

PROPELLER, Spare, Mercury, Rev 4, 14-5/8 x 17, RH (Mounted)

1

EA

PRE-RIG for DUAL ENGINES: 250 HP XXL & CXXL EFI Saltwater 2-Stroke Outboard. 

1

EA

ENGINES, 250 HP XXL EFI Saltwater, 2-Stroke Outboard. 30 inch shaft length.

1

EA

ENGINES, 250 HP CXXL EFI Saltwater, 2-Stroke Outboard. 30 inch shaft length. Counter-rotation (LH) gear case. 

1

EA

CUSTOM ENGINE LIFT BRACKET AND POWER UNIT, Heavy-Duty (for shallow water and high speed operation)

2

EA

NON SKID STEP PAD, 10.75" x 5.25", Self Adhesive (on engine lift brackets)

2

SET (2)

Fuel Systems Options

 

 

FUEL FILTER/WATER SEPARATOR for Dual Engine System.

1

EA

Seating Options

 

 

BENCH SEAT, Large Storage Area Under, Welded Aluminum, includes (2) , Aluminum Handrails

1

EA

BENCH SEAT, Cushion

1

EA

Head Options

 

 

PORTABLE HEAD, Sealand Sanipottie, 3.25 Gallon Holding Tank

1

EA

HEADSOLE, Heavy-Duty Aluminum, includes Hatches and Stainless Steel Handrail

1

EA

HEAD DOOR

1

EA

FORWARD HEAD SUMP, Electric

1

EA

FORWARD HEAD SUMP, Fixed Mounted, Manual

1

EA

Heavy Duty Exterior Equipment Options

 

 

BOARDING STEPS, Extra Heavy-Duty, Fold-Down (aft deck)

1

SET (2)

FOREDECK STEPS

1

EA

RUB RAIL FENDER COLLAR, Height Adjustable

1

EA

ENGINE PROTECTION RAIL, Reinforced

1

EA

TOW POST

1

EA

SIDE DOOR, Bolted down, S/S hinges and latches, swing open and lock it and you're done!

1

EA

Electronic Options - Blue Light lens will have to be taken off, if boat not used for law enforcement

 

 

WHELEN 22" LIGHT BAR, Permanent Mount, Blue Light

1

EA

LAW ENFORCEMENT SIREN WITH HAILER

1

EA

Hatch Options

 

 

HATCH, Freeman 18" x 24" Watertights (aft deck)

2

EA

Navigation/Safety Options

 

 

GUNNEL/FOREDECK MILITARY STYLE NON-SKID

1

EA

FIRE EXTINGUISHER, 2.5 lbs ABC, includes bracket, United States Coast Guard Approved

1

SET (2)

BILGE PUMP

2

EA

Paint & Lettering Options

 

 

BOTTOM PAINT

1

EA

UPPER PAINT

1

EA

Commissioning Items

 

 

STAY ABOARD BOX for owners manual and equipment manuals

1

EA

TOTAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GSA PRICE

$210,000


 

 

Blue Light lens will have to be taken off, if boat not used for law enforcement

 

 

F.O.B. Sandusky, Ohio, USA..  Sold "AS IS, WHERE IS."

 

Does Stability Really Matter?

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Stability, Stability, Stability - Side and Bow Views of the SAME moment show the stability of Mission Marine boats.

 

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WHY CAT?  IT'S JUST BETTER! 

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Mission Marine 288 Hardtop turning at locked wheel position to starboard at 30 MPH. Due to the flat-turning on the Mission Marine boat, the operator has good visibility as opposed to some boats which have severe turn list, you either see the sky or water.  CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

WHY ALUMINUM?


An aluminum vessel has greater inherent value that is real.
Upfront costs for a fiberglass boat will almost always be cheaper than for a comparable aluminum craft.  But when the costs of routine maintenance--leaks, cracks, and problems stemming from structural fatigue in fiberglass--are factored in, aluminum becomes the clear choice.

Other Disadvantages of Fiberglass

  • Absorbs water.
  • Poor quality repairs are often masked by a shiny high-gloss finish.
  • Hard to adapt the boat, at any time in the future, to receive equipment that may not have existed at the time you ordered and configured your boat ...  hard to make configuration changes at all.
  • Hard to find a place to bolt equipment.

The USCG, the world's navies, workboat professionals, and motor yachts are some of those who choose aluminum for their vessels. 

Aluminum is a high strength-low weight material
Strength is important at sea, and aluminum delivers this strength.  It has roughly twice the tensile strength of fiberglass.  Under ideal conditions, flat dry laminated reinforced plastics provide wet tensile strengths of the order of 20,000 to 40,000 psi, average 30,000.  5086 marine aluminum, non-absorbent, has tensile strength of 47,000 psi.   Aluminum has the strength of steel with only one third its weight.  Aluminum's low weight requires less power to propel the vessel, resulting in lower fuel consumption.  Aluminum's light weight also allows for faster speeds, greater maneuverability, more horsepower, extra payload, and less draft.

Safety and dent resistance
Aluminum has a high resilience upon impact and will not likely splinter, puncture, or crack upon impact with an object but instead will dent.   And if the aluminum hull should need repair throughout the life of the vessel, traditional cut-and-welding methods are used that take advantage of the strength of the hull.  This also means less wait for you since repair time is dramatically decreased.

Fire-retardant
Aluminum's minimum temperature to melt is 1200 degrees.  It does not burn, blister, or rot.  These are obvious benefits over fiberglass and other plastic boats.

Resistant to corrosion
Marine aluminum will not rust.

Customer customization & uniformity of product
It is not expedient to mold a fiberglass hull into a customer's specific wants or job requirements, but with aluminum, customization is more viable.

 

SAFE Boat is a registered trademark of SAFE Boat International, LLC
BOSTON WHALER is a registered trademark of Boston Whaler, Inc.

Mission Marine, Ltd.
Sandusky, Ohio, USA., Ohio  44870
(419) 625-0123
  missionmarineboats@gmail.com (email)

All Materials Copyrighted 2008 Mission Marine, Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.  Patent Number 6,394,014.  Mission Marine is a registered trademark of Mission Marine, Ltd.

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