Vessel Particulars

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.