Tuffcat – Marine Security Barriers

Tuffcat – Boatbuster

TUFFCAT is a field proven, crash-tested and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation certified CLASS-1 Vessel Exclusion/Port Securityfloating barrier. Physical Crash Testing in 2003 and again in 2006 proved the capability strength of this system. Designed toprevent attacks by 99.4% of boats according to statistic by the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy.

The TUFFCAT series of barriers are designed for critical infrastructure where absolute protection against waterborne attack is required.

Testing achieved the following results:

  • IMPACT Speed: Over 60 mph (98 km/h)
  • IMPACT Force: Over 1,050,000 foot-pounds
  • Stopping time: Less than 0.5 seconds
  • Dual-Attack testing to simulate direct attacks on barrier by two boats over 26 feet in quick succession.
  • DAMAGE Results: Cable slices into hull in multiple locations. A 26” boat traveling over 60 mph saw the cable slice 15 feetthrough the hull resulting in sinking within 5 minutes. This barrier has gained the nickname “The Cheese-Grater” becauseof the severe damage it inflicts on attacking vessels.