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R/V Coastal Explorer
The 50-foot aluminum research vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art sea floor mapping/geophysical survey systems, six research workstations, a hydraulic A-frame (3-ton lift capacity) and dive platform. The vessel accommodates up to 22 passengers and has a cruising range of 500 miles.
The 19-foot Carolina Skiff BERM Boat is powered by a 115 hp Mercury outboard motor. Cruising speed is 20 knots, and is equipped with submersible touch-screen monitor, VHS radio, Ashteck RTK GPS, TSS Heave Pitch and Roll, Hypack navigation software and SPOT satellite messenger.
The Privateer is a 24-foot fiberglass boat powered by twin Mercury 135 hp outboard motors. It has a cruising speed of greater than 30 knots and carries a Garmin GPS system, VHF, a fathometer and Hypack Navigation. In addition, it has a 500-pound boom and a mount for the Side Scan Sonar.
The Leading Lady is an 11-foot inflatable boat ideal for shallow water conditions. It is outfitted to conduct single beam bathymetric surveys and is a stable platform to conduct research.