SAFE Boats: From garage to global force

Tad Sooter, Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Off the arid coast of Tunisia they patrol for smugglers and terrorists. In Alaska they help wildlife troopers regulate a rowdy fishery on Bristol Bay. They’ve been seized in Iran and taken fire in Iraq. When United Airways Flight 1549 splashed down in the Hudson River in 2009, they were among the first vessels on scene. Around here, SAFE Boats are […] Read more »

Israel Marine Police delegation visits SAFE Boats International to sea trial final patrol boats under multi-year contract

Bremerton, WA (December 20, 2016)  The highly respected Israel Marine Police (IMP) visited SAFE Boats International (SBI) this week to inspect and sea trial the last three (3) vessels out of a total of ten (10) patrol boats under contract.  The delivery finalizes an extensive  multi-year vessel procurement planned by the Israel Marine Police since 2012. “SAFE Boats is very proud to be delivering these […] Read more »

Kitsap contributes to a global footprint

John Powers for the KPBJ Three years ago, Kitsap County joined forces with its regional partners (Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties) to participate in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institute and JP Morgan Chase, aimed at leveraging the Greater Seattle Region’s strength in international trade to enhance direct foreign investment in our regional economy. I want to thank Brookings and […] Read more »

DMII presentations now available – International Trade & FDI

Last week KEDA presented a robust program on International Trade & Foreign Direct Investment which featured a keynote address from Sam Kaplan, principal of  Gittes Global, and former president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle; a panel of Kitsap businesses who are engaged in international trade; and local developer, Wes Larson of Sound West Group discussing  foreign direct investment. The event was sponsored […] Read more »

SAFE Boats International unveils new Multi-Mission Interceptor (MMI) at the Multi-Agency Craft Conference

Baltimore, MD (June 8, 2016):  SAFE Boats International (SBI), a manufacturer of high performance aluminum boats located in Bremerton, Washington unveiled a new model, the Multi-Mission Interceptor (MMI), at the Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) on June 8, 2016. Designed around SAFE Boats proven, commercially available Interceptor family, the 35-foot MMI has a maximum speed of 55+ knots and is capable of high speed open-ocean transits, […] Read more »

SAFE Boats International delivers first U.S. Customs and Border Protection Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV)

SAFE Boats International (SBI), a manufacturer of high performance aluminum boats located in Bremerton, Washington has completed the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) on contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). A naming ceremony was held at SAFE Boats International facilities on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 to name the vessel the “Alexandria” as well as celebrate the first CIV […] Read more »

Telling & Selling Kitsap’s Story 2.0

John Powers for the KPBJ Our recent Decision Makers Breakfast and economic forecast witnessed over 225 community leaders gather at the Kitsap Conference Center to gain insights into our regional economy, and learn more about the economic sectors that drive our economy. More information from the forecast can be found on our website at www.kitsapeda.org. Attendees also learned more about the individual enterprises that comprise […] Read more »

Decision Makers Breakfast – 2016 Economic Forecast Presentations

A big thanks to all of the presenters and attendees who made this morning’s Economic Forecast event a success! In case you missed it you can view John W. Mitchell’s 2016 Economic Forecast presentation here. Also, available Kristine’ Reeves, Executive Director of the Washington Military Alliance presentation The State of the Military & Defense Sector. Be sure to watch and share the newest additions to our […] Read more »

Award-Winning Kitsap County Media Campaign Expands Reach, Chronicles Success Stories

KEDA launches an expanded media campaign highlighting the vital contributions made to the greater Puget Sound, Kitsap County, as well as the regional economy. Bremerton, WA (PRWEB) January 28, 2016 The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) today launched an expanded media campaign highlighting the accomplishments of area businesses making vital contributions to the greater Puget Sound regional economy. The new productions are extensions of KEDA’s […] Read more »

Bremerton’s SAFE Boats Lands $45M U.S. Customs Contract

US Customs and Border Protection Chooses SAFE Boats to Build its New Coastal Interceptor Vessels Production to Commence Immediately SAFE Boats International, a manufacturer of high performance aluminum boats located in Bremerton, Washington has  been awarded a contract from United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border  Protection (CBP) to build up to 52 Coastal Interceptor Vessels (CIV).  This contract, should all options be […] Read more »