SeaLegs Amphibious Rescue Boat
SeaLegs is an amphibious Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) used for water rescues in the town's lakes, ponds, and Long Island sound, while also capable of operating on land for flood evacuation and stranded motorist emergencies. The boat was gifted by the Darien Foundation on a grant of $130,000 jointly to the Town's three volunteer fire departments.
SeaLegs is a 25 ft, aluminum hull rigid inflatable boat featuring a 200 horsepower Evinrude E-Tech outboard engine, Lawrance Electronics, and foldup beadlock wheels. The motorized wheels on an EZ-Loader Trandem Axle allow the boat to be unloaded/loaded quickly for emergency dispatch, as the boat can be driven or floated on/off its trailer.
SeaLegs has a top speed of 39 knots on water, and 7.5 km/hr on land. The 48 gallon fuel tank offers a terrestrial range of 3.75 km when operated at 7.5 kph. The center cockpit offers 360° views for Search & Rescue, and carries mission-specific equipment such as night vision, thermal camera, 100+ feet of rescue rope, and inflatable rescue buoys.