Hull: Built by Delta Marine, Seattle WA. It is hand laid and pressed fire retardant fiberglass. Length 50’ (16.4 meters), beam 16' (5.2 meters), draft 4' (1.3 meters).
Power: Twin Cummins 8.3 liter engines, 450 hp each. Engines have wet exhaust. Top speed is 22+ kns and cruise speed is 17 kns
Electrical: 12 volt system, dual battery bank system. 3,000 watt inverter and 1,500 watt pure sine wave inverter. Third battery system for hotel use. 2000w Honda generator carried on-board.
Hydraulics: Articulating A-frame off stern, 2,000 lb capacity. Nordic Machine deck winch with 1,500’ (450 meters) of ¼” cable. 6” capstan mounted on deck winch. Hydraulic steering.
Freshwater: 300 gallon pressurized system, hot water heater, with enclosed shower in head.
Fuel: 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Electronics: Radar- Furuno 24 mile and Garmin 18 mile. Navigation- Garmin 1040XS color plotter (w/ color sounder and radar) Nobletech computer plotter system interfaced with ComNav digital compass. The system can output navigation data in NEMA 0183 format. VHF radios- ICOM model IC-M120 with programmable scanning function and Standard Horizon VHF with GPS and AIS output. Fathometer- Furuno color sounder with 50/200 kHz transducer. Autopilot- Robertson with ComNav satellite compass. Intercom system, with bow and stern speakers. AM-FM CD player.
Safety Equipment: 7 USCG approved immersion suits (more available). An eight man Revere Solas-B Ocean Master life raft with cradle is secured on the cabin top. Satellite 406-EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon). USCG required flares. Four hand held fire extinguishers and an automatic CO2 extinguisher in the engine room. Fire alarm system. Engine driven 1 ½” Jabsco bilge pump with five separate bilge compartments and battery-driven bilge pump with alarms. A12-volt search light.
Main Cabin: Espar forced-air heating. Starboard side has diesel cook stove and oven, refrigerator and a seven foot workbench with storage cabinets below. Port side has galley with sink, dinette table and seats. Below the cabin is a hold for storage of scientific equipment. Bridge is forward with an additional bunk, steering, communications, and electronics. Below are six bunks, with one extra bunk in cabin area.
Deck: Stern work-deck is approximately 13.75 ft. (4.2 meters) X 14 ft (4.25 meters) (193 sqft/17.9 sqmeters). The A-frame is 7.25’ (2.2 m) wide and 12’ (3.7 m) high. The A-frame moves forward to facilitate bringing in gear and nets on board. The transom is removable for operations over the stern. There is a davit on the starboard side that can be swung into any position required. A wash-down pump on the stern provides seawater for cleaning and washing grab samples. A light mounted on the cabin provides light for working at night.