Bigger is better for the Maine Marine Patrol!

No longer will the officers have to bring in a bigger boat from Mount Desert Island or Rockland when pulling traps off Stonington, Maine’s most lucrative fishing port, according to a press release.

The new 26-foot Patrol Vessel Moxie, built by Biddeford-based General Marine replaces a 21-foot Boston Whaler.  “The PV Moxie’s name represents the courage and determination of Marine Patrol Officers,” said Marine Patrol Colonel Jon Cornish.

Moxie also has an enclosed wheel-house, so that Officers Tyler Sirois and Daniel Vogel who patrol the area can now go out in more challenging weather conditions than before.

The boat cost $193,270, and it's hull is made of solid, high tech fiberglass.

Pictured above with the new Patrol Vessel Moxie are MPO Daniel Vogel (left) and Tyler Sirois.