NAVY - OPNAV 4780.6G
(N9I) POLICY FOR ACQUISTION AND MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE CRAFT, COMBATANT CRAFT AND BOATS IN THE U.S. NAVY
|Publication Date:||3 June 2021|
Scope and Applicability.
a. This instruction applies to all equipment categorized as service craft and combatant craft in reference (a) and all boats, except for watercraft operated by Naval Special Warfare.
Note: This "note" provides a "boats" definition section for completeness during the transition of reference (a). Navy boats are self-powered waterborne craft, not specifically designed as combatant craft, which range from small outboard engine powered utility boats to large non-commissioned watercraft (e.g., range support craft), are suitable primarily to be carried aboard ships and to operate in and around naval activities or other safe haven. Large boats are a subcategory of boat with lengths of 85 feet and greater.
b. This instruction applies to ancillary equipment utilized exclusively for transport and storage of SC and B (i.e., trailers and cradles), but excludes equipment associated with permanent shipboard stowage (e.g., shipboard davits).