Ohio to use Boston Whaler to patrol border

EDGEWATER, Fla. — Brunswick Commercial and Government Products has delivered a Boston Whaler 350 Challenger to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio, where it will be used to patrol the border between the U.S. and Canada on Lake Erie.

The Sheriff’s Department is part of a 58-agency task force known as the Northern Border Initiative (NBI). This task force is funded through federal security grant funds administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security.

The 350 Challenger is a new Boston Whaler model manufactured by BCGP for military, law enforcement, port security, search and rescue (SAR), and workboat operations. It also has special equipment to detect radiological or nuclear threats. The NBI fleet already has several other Boston Whalers in service.

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