This vessel has a cruise speed of 28 knots and is fitted with a large array of scientific instrumentation and equipment, including highly sensitive multi-beam transducers for mapping of the seabed.

Length (OA): 13.9m (45.6ft)
Beam: 4.9m (16.1ft)
Draft: 0.7m (2.3ft)
Engines: 2 x Cummins QSC8.3-500
Rating: 372kW (499bhp) @2600rpm
Propulsion: 2 x HamiltonJet HJ322
Speed: 28 knots (service), 35 knots (max)
Construction: Marine Grade Aluminium
Builder: Q-West Boat Builders

Teknicraft was approached by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research to design a vessel that would function as a safe, stable, reliable and fast platform for up to 15 different scientific research applications.