My name is Duffy Duffield, and I make the electric boats you see running around Newport.
The Harbor Patrol boats must go faster than 5 mph in emergencies. The trouble is that the wake that is produced by the heavy, old-fashioned, horribly designed patrol boats is huge when they go faster than bay speed.
I have tried without success to convince them to use a boat design specifically made to produce very little wake at speed. This technology is available today and is proven. I even took the harbor master and his staff out on one of these craft a few years ago.