Vessel Specifications

Vessel Specifications

R/V John H. Martin:

  • LENGTH:  56 ft.
  • BEAM:  17 ft.
  • DRAFT:  3 ft. 6 in.
  • HORSEPOWER:  1300
  • PROPULSION:  Two Detroit 8V92 TA (650 HP each)
  • CRUISING SPEED:  15 knts.
  • RANGE:  400 NM @ 15 knts.
  • ELECTRICAL POWER:  12 KW Northern Lights Gesnet: 12 VDC, 110/220 VAC
  • CAPACITY: 
    • Day trips:  12 scientists plus crew.
    • Berths:  2
  • WINCH/WIRE:  1,500 meters of 1/4 inch single conductor cable on an electric winch.
    • Maximum speed 50 mpm, max load 1,000 lbs. Speed varies based on load and depth.
  • A-FRAME:  Height 116", width 102".
    • Maximum lift height will be slightly less depending on sheave and rigging. Maximum working load is 1,000 lbs.
  • COMMUNICATIONS:
    • VHF channel 16
    • EPIRB
    • WIFI - limited access

R/V Sheila B.:

  • LENGTH:  30ft
  • BEAM:  10ft
  • DRAFT:  3ft
  • BOW DOOR DIMENSIONS:  6 ft
  • MAX LOAD CAPACITY:  3500 lbs.
  • HORSEPOWER:  150 shaft hp X 2 = 300 hp(diesel)
  • FUEL CAPACITY:  150 gallons
  • FUEL ECONOMY:  5 gallons per hour
  • SPEED:  1kt - 25kts (light ship)
  • ELECTRICAL POWER:
    • DC-12V, 20 amp power socket
    • AC- 1000 amps invertor
  • CAPACITY:
    • Offshore: 6 scientists/Captain
    • Inshore: 12 scientists/crew & captain
  • DAVIT:  Capable of handling 250 lbs
  • TRANSDUCER MOUNT:  Side mount
  • A-FRAME:
    • Deck clearance (not including block): 9ft
    • Reach: 2ft. past bow door