A hydrographic survey vessel which will be servicing offshore wind turbines and other scientific missions.

Length (OA): 23.8m (78.1ft)
Beam: 8.1m (26.7ft)
Draft: 1.85m (6.1ft)
Main Engines: 2x Caterpillar C18
Rating: 599 kW (803 bhp) @ 2100 rpm
Propulsion: FP Propeller
Service Speed: 22 knots
Construction: Aluminium
Certification: USCG Subch T
Builder: All American Marine

The R/V Shackleford is a 22 m medium speed aluminium catamaran hull with a pair of C18 engines and fixed pitch propellers.

This vessel will serve an integral role in NV5-Geodynamics’ mission of providing turnkey, “single pass” offshore surveys and has been specifically customized to serve the burgeoning offshore wind sector on the US Eastern Seaboard.

R/V Shackleford leverages the fundamental, and proven design elements of the Duke University Marine Lab’s R/V Shearwater and Blue Tide Puerto Rico’s R/V Blue Manta which have proven to be highly successful in their near-coastal research environments. The vessel was sea-trialed on Bellingham Bay, prior to being transported via cargo ship to its homeport of Beaufort, NC.