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Our people-and-technology focus, integration of advanced ideas, and our unique designs and patented technologies distinguish our boats from others on the water. 
The Importance of  Length to Beam Ratio and Hull Design - Click on pictures to enlarge
storage_aft_close.jpg (121693 bytes) Mission 288 Hardtop (left top) and Mission 452 Pilot House (left bottom). The waterborne personnel who operate your boats and all systems are trained long and hard.  The result is that each Seaman, Marine, Soldier, Law Enforcement, Firefighter is an asset into which hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars have been invested. They are professional and they are expensive.  

Pounding into waves in a less-smooth riding boat, and rocking constantly while at station, can have several negative results:
1)  Injuries, such as joint and lower torso, could prevent the personnel from continuing a mission because of the pain induced by these repeated impacts or even restrict someone's career earlier than if they were exposed to less impact.  
2)  Crew fatigue that can affect the crew for several days following a patrol. 
3)  Less effective and efficient performance all-around.  

Those who work and rush the front lines deserve better.  And with Mission's patented, advance technology, we can provide 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.  Our doors are always open to those interested buyers and their crews who want to run our boats, especially in rougher waters, to experience first-hand their calmness and enhanced stability.  A stability and ride that equal lower crew fatigue, better, consistent crew performance, and consequently, better return on your boat investment.   

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Shallow Draft - Click on pictures to enlarge
Shallow_Draft_2.jpg (41920 bytes)Shallowdraft1.jpg (64658 bytes) 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.


Engine Out of the Water-Click on pictures to enlarge
engineout mission.jpg (87237 bytes)competitor2.jpg (97212 bytes) Mission Marine (left) shows how the lower unit is out of the water causing no worry about marine growth.  A competitor's boat (right), however, shows the bottom of the lower unit and hydraulic rams in the water.


Ability to Push with Single Engine-Click on pictures to enlarge
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.  


Excellent Maneuverability - Click on pictures to enlarge
288_engines_far_apart.jpg (96490 bytes)aft_close2.jpg (109905 bytes) Mission 288 Hardtop (above left) and Mission 338 Pilot House (above right).  All Missions have much greater distance between their twin engines than the leading monohull, giving them a profound mechanical advantage, which yields an exceptional maneuverability.   


Flat Turning Affects Weapons-Handling Ability - Click on pictures to enlarge
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 Mission Marine Video 2

Missions yield improved weapons handling conditions because they  are capable of nearly flat turning so the weapon remains vertically fixed on its target. Mission 288 Hardtop above is turning at locked wheel position to starboard at 30 MPH.   For more on Flat-Turning, click here.
Stability Affects Weapons-Handling Ability
Missions, because of their enhanced stability, have superior weapons-handling conditions:  the crew and their weapons are not rocking as they travel every inch of ocean.


Binnacles / Consoles- Click on pictures to enlarge
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Mission 288 Hardtop (above)  Mission 338 Pilot House (above)  

Mission 452 Pilot House (above)  

Mission 459 Pilot House (above)

Mission 288 Hardtop (above left).  The 7' wide binnacle / console boasts invisible touch, high pressure, power assist steering system; dual engine control, MCC 4500 throttle control with built-in trim; Ongaro stainless steel horn; welded bench seat with welded handles and storage room; independent engine lift bracket control switch; 3/8" tempered safety glass front windshield; 1/4" tempered safety glass side windows; Exalto heavy-duty pantograph wipers with intermittent; many handrails; removable panels for electronics expansion; hardtop; leaning post handles; custom stainless steel steering wheel with custom speed knob; chart light; emergency fire suppression pulls and monitors.
Mission 452 Pilot House (above middle).  Some features of this Pilot House / binnacle / console that is over 8' wide are invisible touch, high pressure,  power assist steering system; dual engine control, MCC 4500 throttle control with built-in trim; independent engine lift bracket switch; stainless steel  horn; two Stidd 500 series seats; two 3/8" tempered safety glass front windshield; two 1/4" tempered safety glass aft cabin windows; six 1/4" tempered safety glass side cabin windows; Exalto heavy-duty pantograph wipers; two windshield fans; two cabin doors with 1/4" safety glass window; remote control for generator; Ritchie high-performance compass with powerdamp plus; international rule navigation lights for 45'; remote control spotlight; flood lights; Bass 12VDC / 120VAC electrical distribution panel with metering; mast has radar and spotlight; air conditioning and cold chaser; stainless steel pilot house hand rails, and much more.


Ease of Service & Maintenance- Click on pictures to enlarge
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. 


Cockpits- Click on pictures to enlarge
Cockpit_picture_1.jpg (230617 bytes) cockpit_used_in_features.jpg (323947 bytes) Mission 288 Hardtop Cockpit (left).  The pictures above showcase the large cockpit (11' wide), Freeman watertight hatches (18x24), pop-up cleats that are through bolted, large scupper for quick water removal, large storage upper transom, and boarding handle holders.  This gives the crew room to work and for the unexpected emergency.
Cockpit_2.jpg (103756 bytes) Cockpit_3.jpg (109777 bytes) Mission 338 Pilot House Cockpit (left).  The large cockpit, 11' wide, gives its crew a very large working platform.
cockpit.jpg (90934 bytes) cockpit2.jpg (102896 bytes) Mission 452 Pilot House Cockpit (left).  The large cockpit of the 452 is over 12' wide.  It features a non-skid deck, Freeman watertight hatches (18"x24"), heavy duty 10" pop-up cleats that are through bolted.


Walkaround Capability - Click on pictures to enlarge
cockpit_used_in_features.jpg (323947 bytes) side_width.jpg (145860 bytes) Mission 288 Hardtop (left) and Mission 459 Pilot House (right).  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.


Head Below also doubles as Location to take Urine Samples for Law Enforcement - Click on pictures to enlarge
Side_walk_way_1.jpg (393088 bytes) Mission 288 Hardtop (above left). 3 steps down and out-of-view for a urine sample..


Storage-Click on pictures to enlarge
front_storage.jpg (378145 bytes) arial_side_with_writing.jpg (154923 bytes) Mission 338 (left) Featured: front steps, welded front seat, and big storage area. Mission 288 Hardtop (right).


Forward Steps with Handrails-Click on pictures to enlarge
Forward_Steps_pic_2.jpg (198073 bytes) Forward steps with hand rails.  When boarding from a high boat, dock, or wall, you have a lot less climbing and better safety.  


Retractable Underwing-Click on pictures to enlarge
Retractable_Underwing.jpg (96070 bytes) Retractable Underwing.  Patent-Pending Technology. A forward hinged underwing or bridgework lowerable at sea --located at the bow-- to insert or extract person(s), article(s), and/or equipment, into or from the water, or onto or from the land, or onto or from rock piles, rock jetties, break walls.  


Mission Marine, Ltd.
Sandusky, Ohio  44870
(419) 625-0123

All Materials Copyrighted 2006 Mission Marine, Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.  Patent Number 6,394,014.  Mission Marine is a registered trademark of Mission Marine, Ltd.