Coastie The Safety Boat
Coastie is a 45-inch high robotic cartoon
character in form of a Coast Guard tugboat. Coastie
is operated by remote control and moves, talks, plays music and winks
large eyes when children are near.
He is also configured with lights, sirens and rotating beacon
are naturally attracted to him and
that provides a wonderful platform for presenting water safety messages
while entertaining them at the same time. The target
audience for Coastie is the elementary school student.
There should be no greater benefit than educating a child about
boating safety at this early age.
The 45-Inch Low Endurance
Coastie Cutter class are the smallest cutters, ever built for the Coast Guard
and Coast Guard Auxiliary. These cutters were introduced to the Coast Guard and
Auxiliary inventory in 1997-2000. Production beginning in 1997 and still
presently being produced by the Robotronics' Shipyard in Springville Utah. The
entire class was modernized through the efforts of Coastie's Dad, at Coastie
Operations, and the Fleet Renovation and Modernization (COFRAM) program. The
first of the class was Coastie #01 (WAUX-01) Commissioned on September 2, 2000.
There are currently 36 Coastie class boats performing a variety of missions
throughout the United States.
Displacement: 125 lbs
Dry Dock: Robotronics'
Shipyard, Springville UT
Power Plant: Two Independent Electric Motors
Range: Apr. 2 miles or 2 hours
Max Speed: 3.5 knots on level ground
Armament: 1 12 Volt Water Squirter - range 25'
Date Of Construction:
2000 - current
Primary Mission: Youth Boating and Water Safety Education
For more information about Coastie, please
contact Woody Knight.