David Folger


The Middlebury College in Vermont, USA, requested Teknicraft to custom design a scientific research vessel to operate on Lake Champlain in New York State.

The relatively small 45 foot hull has many capabilities normally only found on larger vessels. It is be fitted with a 1500 lb hydraulically operated A-frame, a 14000 lbf.ft crane and two scientific winches to deploy a vast array of scientific equipment, including a remote operated sub-bottom profiler vehicle and coring equipment. A hydro-dynamically profiled pod system is incorporated into each hull of the catamaran to enable a variety of under water scanners and transducers to be fitted.

The vessel has a fixed hydrofoil system enabling it to cruise at more than 20 knots when laden with all equipment necessary for research missions on the lake.

Specifications:


Length (OA):
14.6m (48ft)

Beam:
5.2m (17ft)

Draft:
1.7m (5.5ft)

Engines:
2 x Yanmar 6LY3-UTC

Rating:

273kW (366bhp) @3300rpm

Propulsion:
Propeller

Speed:
23 knots (service)
25 knots (maximum)

Construction:
Aluminium

Builder:
All American Marine