Founded in 1997, SAFE Boats International is an American-based boat manufacturer. SAFE stands for Secure All-around Flotation Equipped. Their headquarters is near Seattle in neighboring Bremerton, Washington. SAFE Boats International manufactures vessels for military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, and other agencies. SAFE Boats also provides training program to their customers in driving and maintaining the boats. SAFE Boats International was founded in 1997 by Scott Peterson and William Hansen. Since 1997 SAFE Boats has further expanded to three factory locations in the Port of Bremertons Olympic View Industrial Park. Their motto is "God, Country and Fast Boats." It is contracted by the General Services Administration (GSA) for procurement by U.S. Federal and Government agencies. The current CEO and President is Dennis Morris. There are over 1,600 boats currently in service by organizations in over 50 countries around the world. In 2008 the Mexican Navy signed a US$12 million contract for six 33-foot craft, and plans to acquire 30 or more in the next two or three years. In June 2009 the Iraqi Navy acquired 26 of the 25-foot Defender class craft for US$8.4 million. They will be deployed to the Iraqi port Umm Qasr and will secure critical infrastructure; including the Khor al Amaya(Khawr al ‘Amiyah) and al Basrah Oil Terminals in the Persian Gulf.