73' Research Catamaran

Teknicraft have designed a hydrofoil-assisted, propeller driven catamaran for Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, North Carolina. Primary operation will be within the Beaufort inlet, Oregon inlet and up to 100 nautical miles offshore.

This ocean-going classroom is designed to train undergraduate students in oceanography and marine biology. Students and researches will have access to a large working deck equipped with an A-frame, crane, winches and a survey transducer. The interior is outfitted with a wet and dry laboratory, galley and sleeping quarters for extended exploration periods.

This vessel is ADA compliant and will be surveyed under U.S.C.G Sub Chapter T regulations.

Estimated delivery will be mid 2019.

Specifications:

Length (OA):
22.25m (73 ft)

Beam:
8.14m (26.7 ft)

Draft:
1.77m (5.8 ft)

Engines:
2x CAT C18

Rating:
599 kW (803 bhp)@ 2100rpm

Propulsion:
2x Fixed Pitch Propeller

Speed:
3 knots (Survey)
24 knots (Service)

Complement:
12 (Live Aboard)
30 (Day)

Construction:
Aluminium

Builder:
All American Marine