24' Search and Rescue


The 1000 Island 24’ Search & Rescue model is the worldwide standard of excellence in the ice-water and flood rescue airboat market. Powered by a GM 7 liter, 520 hp, LSX coupled to a Century Drive CH-3, or a GM 640 hp  LT4. This boat is designed to ensure that the rescuers never have to be rescued. Eighteen layers of our reinforced composite married to a virtually indestructible layer of UHMW polymer assures you of “mission accomplished“ every time. The hull is designed to handle the rigors of ice travel as well as strikes from underwater objects such as fire hydrants or submerged automobiles. Rated for five foot seas in open water, our Search & Rescue boat is designed to effortlessly transition from open water to ice and back again. Because our hulls are non-metallic, it is an excellent choice for keeping your crew safe when power lines are down. Unparalleled stability and lower aft gunwales make rescue or recovery easy. The boat is heated or air conditioned depending on your need and our list of rescue options such as seating, lighting, communications, and dive operations is extensive. Your 1000 Island Airboats representative will be happy to help you customize your boat.


Length: 23', 7"   Beam (Width): 7'6"

Engine:  GM 7.0 L, 520 HP, LSX

  • Meets United States Regulations for Emissions from Marine Spark-Ignition Engines

  • Environment Canada Certified (Canada)

  • Hull: Fiberglass, 6 Stringer Design, Recessed Polymer Bottom and Sides

  • Front Hull Protective Spray Liner 

  • Drive: Century CH-3, Quiet Drive

  • Header: Stainless Steel

  • Propeller: Whirlwind Custom Whisper Tip  Blades

  • Rudders: Dual w/ Stick Controls and Hot Foot Throttle

  • Safety Cage with Access Doors: Powder Coated Steel

  • Lighting: LED Spotlights on Cage (2)

  • Lighting: LED Floodlights on Cage (2)

  • Beacon Lights on cage (2)

  • Scene Lights on cage (4)

  • Heating System: 40,000 BTU with Defrost

  • Upgraded House and Engine Battery Power System with Maintainer

  • Fuel: 30 Gal Tank

  • 2 Air Ride Front Seats with Lumbar Support and Adjustable Armrest

  • Rear 4 Person Bench Seat

  • USB Watertight Outlet near operator and back bench

  • Canopy: Completely Enclosed, Winter Grade Canvas with Clear Sides 

  • Canopy: Ability to Fully Open Both Sides for Easy Access. 

  • Custom Pull Out Hot Tube Rear Heating

  • Standard Marine Navigation Lighting

  • Bow Rails

  • Tower: Front Radar Attachment Tower

  • Hydraulic Ice Brake with Lifting Jack

  • Multifunction Engine Display Axiom (Raymarine)

  • Navigation System Included (Raymarine)

  • Dual High Capacity Bilge Pumps

  • Davit Crane with Hand Crank (Upgrade to Electric Winch)

  • Stretcher Accommodation Seating Arrangement

  • Additional Cleats

  • Custom Built Trailer, Bed Rollers, Dual Axles

  • Electric Winch on Trailer


  • GM 640 HP LT4 Engine Upgrade

  • Additional 2nd Row Air-Ride Bucket Seats Available

  • Storage: On Floor Side Wall Storage Bays Each Side

  • Storage: In Floor Cup Holders - 2 

  • Handles: Side Wall Grab Handles - 4

  • Additional Interactive Multifunction Axiom Display 7", 9",12"

  • Remote Controlled Spotlights

  • Upgrade to 40 or 50 Gal Fuel Tank

  • Interior Lighting (Red and White)

  • Marine Grade Dash Mounted Compass

  • Marine Radar System

  • Remote Controlled FLIR - Customers Model Choice

  • Tower Mounted Emergency Lights

  • Radio (CB, Marine, Custom)

  • Military Grade Headset intercom System by David Clark

  • Snap-In Insulated Canvas for Camping

  • PA/ Speaker

  • Noise cancelling Intercom System By Sonetics

  • Skylight windows above diver and co-pilot

  • Custom Graphic Decals

  • Grip Surface: Bow, Gunnel, and/or Rear Deck

  • Floor: Waterproof Washable Grip Surface (Bed-liner)

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