All hydrographic survey vessels come complete with tow vehicle and trailer for quick and inexpensive transport to the survey area.
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Length (waterline): 60’
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engines: twin Detroit Diesel 12V71
Cruising Speed: 10.5 knots
Fuel Consumption: 1 gallon per mile
Fuel Capacity: 800 gallons
Range: 800 nautical miles
Generator: 9kW Northern Lights
Compressor: 24cfm @ 100psi
Navigation: GPS / radar / color sonar
Communications: VHF radios
Freshwater Tank: 300 gallons
Waste Tank: 300 gallons
The Oceanographic Research Vessel LIGHTNING is a safe and stable vessel for conducting hydrographic, geophysical, geotechnical, and ROV surveys in California offshore coastal waters. The R/V LIGHTNING is a fiberglass Westport trawler built in 1980 and completely re-modeled in 2006. Powered by twin diesel engines, the LIGHTNING has a cruising speed of 10-knots and a range of 800-miles. The 40-ton vessel features a bow thruster, telescoping crane, removable A-frame, and 35’ x 18’ of clear aft deck space. For the crew’s comfort, the LIGHTNING has a full galley, dining area, berthing for 11, full-size bathroom, and shower. Cruise durations of 1-2 weeks are typical.
Oceanographic Research Vessel
Used for Offshore Coastal waters
25ft tall A-frame can lift up to 5 tons
25 foor tall A-frame can lift up to 5 tons
21.95m / 72ft
The BENTHOS is a 22′ Aquasport survey boat that is is ideal for surveying in marinas, near piers, and at sites where vessel maneuverability is critical. The BENTHOS is also capable of surveying in the choppy conditions present in large bays and harbors. Powered by twin 110-hp Evinrude outboard motors, the BENTHOS has a top speed of over 20-knots. The cabin on the BENTHOS features full headroom and provides protection from inclement weather. A 3-degree transducer is mounted in a sonar-hole in the center of the vessel, per Corps of Engineers hydro survey specifications. The vessel has twin davits that are capable of lifting up to 500 pounds, and a built-in 1kW generator for powering computers and survey equipment.
6.70m / 22ft
The BETTY JO is a 26′ Farallon Whaleback built in 1989 to survey in hazardous locations, such as near breakwaters, jettys, harbor entrances, or surf zones. The BETTY JO comes complete with trailer and tow vehicle. The BETTY JO features a “transducer well” through the center of the vessel for mounting single-beam and multibeam sonars. The BETTY JO has a large, roomy cabin for surveying in inclement weather and spacious work tables for computers and recorders. A built-in 5kW generator powers the depth sounders, navigation computer, printer, and plotter. A 10′ A-frame at the stern of the BETTY JO allows for the deployment and recovery of divers, oceanographic sensors, and sediment samplers.
7.92m / 26ft
Sea Surveyor uses a 14’ aluminum skiff for surveying in shallow water sloughs, lakes, and wetland areas. The 14’ SOUNDER is lightweight and can be carried from its trailer to the water by 2 surveyors. The SOUNDER is powered by an 18-hp NISSAN outboard motor, and has a steering console and bimini top.