Saving lives,  Is that your job?

Rescue and relief, Is that Your job?

Logistics and rapid deployment.   Is that your Job?

Building futures and economic development. Is that your job?

Do boats help you do your job?

Consider Duroboat's  Boat Factory In A Box. 

The Problem

Monsoon, Hurricane, Earthquake, Tsunami all destroy fleets of small boats.  That means in many regions the primary means of communication and transportation, the key tools necessary to provide releif, are gone.  Natural disasters hit hardest, those who live along coastal flood plains, in archipelagos and in interior regions served by only rivers, not roads or airports. The populations that suffer most are the poorest and most difficult to reach.  The vehicles necessary to reach them, typically aircraft, and rescue or patrol vessels are expensive to deploy, require training and constant support to keep them at the ready.  There cannot be enough of them standing by everywhere.  Moving them during emergency takes a great deal of time and logistical effort.

Why not more boats, capable boat, less expensive boats standing ready, everywhere or near enough to everywhere to be effective during the first critical hours after disaster.

The Vision

Imagine fleets of boats in pre-packaged containers strategically staged in several countries or on board relief or hospital ships.  When word of disaster comes the container is dispatched.  Within only  a few hours local labor is recruited and trained and the first  boats are searching for victims, delivering medicine, food or medical personnel to remote locations.  In 24 to 48 hours all  20 boats are at work.  Many small boats can rapidly go  where it would take larger vessels weeks to venture.



The key to the concept is the stack ability and ease of assembly of Duroboats, boats that are tough and proven performers in rough water. Using stackable hulls we can provide a self  contained boat assembly facility in a single 40 foot container.  

Boat and motor combinations, 20 or more, along  with the instructions, tools and power source to assemble them at  destination, is easy using proven Duroboat methods.   By storing, shipping and deploying from a single container, storage and transit space are minimized.

Duroboats provide long range access at excellent speeds  with economical low horsepower, fuel efficient motors.  The size of the boats and motors  and their content of the BOX can be customized to fit the profile of the mission.   Alternate light weight packaging options could easily yield a 20 boat/motor and factory kit  weight of less than 4500 Kg or 10,000 lbs.  That makes even air transport of containers feasible.  

The Cost

Much less than you think. 

A typical well equipped rescue or relief vessel can easily cost a quarter million US dollars or more.  A 15 ft.  to 16 ft. (5 meter) aluminum Duroboat and outboard motor capable of moving at 30 plus MPH ( 48 KM/hr) is much less than $10,000.  The $250,000 vessel is more capable, can carry more people and potentially carry more goods.  It can, however, only in be one place at a time. 

For less than $200,000 per container ( possibly a great deal less) 20 Duroboats can be on the job ready to reach 20 separate destinations.  They will require much less per rescue mile traveled to deliver goods or personel.  The expensive Rescue boats can transport 3 or 4 medical personel to different destinations in series. It can deliver a larger amount of food or medicine but again to one destination or to many only in series.    The Duroboats will deliver 20 persons to 20 locations simultaneously.  They can get a few boxes of first aid and a few days worth of food to many places simultaneously. They can do scouting and damage assessment in many places at once. All of this saves money, time and potentially lives.  

Staffing costs for a rescue vessel are significant.  Training to operate a Duroboat is fast and easy.   In virtually every community someone will be available who capable of operating a small boat.  With a short training course they are ready.

Continued Benefit

At missions end the boats can be disassembled for future

use.   Better still boats may be left behind to redevelop

subsistence or commercial fishing in a stricken area.  

Scaled to fit Your Mission

The size of boats can be selected from 10 to 16 ft and possibly larger.  Mixed sizes can be stacked in the same container. The number of boats depending on size and motors chosen or not chosen can range from a handful up to 40.  Container contents will be adapted to the number of boats, the locals to be served and the languages and skill levels of local populations. Duroboat will assist in preparing operational plans and instructions for all phases of the deployment of the boats.


 We will be happy to discuss or bid to your requirements or develop specifications, alternates or variations on these concepts.

Similar concepts can be applied by government or

commercial interests who need a quantity of small boats

efficiently deployed to remote operating sites for use in non emergency situations

Construction of dams, ports, harbors, marinas, bridges and crew housing or military or work crew recreation could all benefit from large numbers of boats received in a single container.

Put your own ideas into action with Duroboat.

Learn More

To plan for emergency or remote use of small boats,

the first step is to contact Duroboat. We want to help.

Call 1 731 986 2524 or

e-mail  duroboat   @ duroboat . com

DuroMarine Inc

dba Duroboat

8405 Hwy 22

Huntingdon, Tennessee

USA    38344