Sealegs are valued around the world as rescue and patrol craft.
The Hibiscus Coast and Tauranga Coastguards use Sealegs as part of the life-saving fleet. 7.7m Full Width Console RIB
7.1m Sport RIB
Australia Marine Rescue and Patrol
Sealegs are in use all over Australia in various applications. In Broome and Torquay, Sealegs are used as part of the fleet in Marine Rescue organisations, very similar to New Zealand Coastguard. In Queensland, Sealegs are used by Air Services Australia as rescue boats for the area of water around the Brisbane Airport. Queensland Parks and Wildlife use Sealegs to patrol islands in protected areas around the state.
Sealegs are used throughout various government departments in Malaysia. They are used by the Fire Department (BOMBA) as rescue craft, specifically as aid craft in the event of floods, which occur each year in Malaysia. The Malaysian police and the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) use them as patrol boats.
United States of America
Sealegs are used by Fire Departments in the United States in Churchville New York, Anglesea New Jersey and Jacksonport Wisconsin and Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, Washington.
Sealegs are prized by fire departments because they provide a shorter reponse time to remote locations that require access via water.
In 2017 the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade donated Sealegs craft to Fiji's NDMO (National Disaster Management Office) to assist with emergency response situations and natural disasters.
They complement Fiji’s excellent emergency response systems and boost their disaster response capacity, and have already been put to use following the damage caused by tropical Cyclones Josie and Keni.