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Autonomous Workboats

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The Virginia-based pilots say that this Gladding Hearn-built workhorse checks all the boxes: safety, stability, reliability, service support, speed and ef? ciency.

By Eric Haun

This is not your grandfather’s pilot boat. The 55-foot Ches- lard, president of C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, said the apeake class MKII launch built by Gladding-Hearn Ship- hull shape is the most advanced and practical that can be put building was delivered to its station in Virginia Beach this on a fast boat today. Gladding-Hearn introduced the Chesa- summer, equipped with a range of state-of-the-art technolo- peake class pilot boat in 2003. Peter Duclos, president of gies for improved safety, stability, reliability and ef

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