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An apparatus for transferring assets to and from a water vessel. A water vessel having an integrated buoyancy bulb and stern ramp for transferring, launching and recovering assets such as wheeled or tracked amphibious vehicles. The integrated buoyancy bulb and stern ramp is configurable into different orientations to accommodate for different operational requirements, such as ship-to-water transfers, ship-to-ship transfers, or ship-to-dock transfers. The integrated buoyancy bulb and stern ramp is also configurable into a stowage orientation in which the ramp is folded and stored when not deployed.