Vessels - Coastal Carolina University
In This Section


R/V Coastal Explorer 

Coastal Explorer

*For more information about CCU's vessels, click here. *

The 50-foot aluminum research vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art seafloor mapping/geophysical survey systems, six research workstations, a hydraulic A-frame (3-ton lift capacity), and a dive platform. The vessel accommodates up to 22 passengers and has a cruising range of 500 miles.

*Various skiffs and smaller vessels are also part of the fleet. Contact with our nautical staff will help determine the best available boat for your needs.