General Description
Detailed Specifications

General Description

Length over all: 42′
Beam: 13′
Draft: 6′
Hull: Fiberglass displacement
Ballast: 4.5 tons of lead
Working deck: 273 sq. ft.
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Sleeps: 4 crew-scientists (multi-day cruises encouraged)
Maximum crew plus passengers: 12
Fuel capacity: 500 gal
Water capacity: 350 gal


Dell Computer w/ Sony 17”LCD monitor
Lowrance X-85
Furuno FCV-665 Sounders
Datamarine digital depth sounder with alarm
Trimble NT300D DGPS (1-m. accuracy)
Furuno GP32 GPS with WAAS (3 m. accuracy)
Comar CSB 200 Class B AIS Transponder
Marco main winch w/ new 2000′ 5/16” stainless
Nobletec VNS 7.1.900 navigation software
Gearmatic sampling winch Nobeltec AIS receiver connected to computer
25 gal/min pressure comp hydraulic pump
Richie self-compensating flux gate compass
1.6-ton (SWL) boom with 16.5′ clearance
Furuno 1715 day screen radar
1 KW AC generator (hydraulic)
ICOM VHF and Motorola Intercom radios
2000 watt AC inverter
400-watt sign-wave inv
Comnav 1001 auto pilot
Galley, head & shower
New 6-person emergency inflatable life raft
Large 8-ton storage hold 4 survival suits
Fly bridge with additional storage
Halon automatic fire extinguisher in eng. room



For R/V Kittiwake and related charges, please contact Derek Smith.

For other boat use rates and facilities rates, refer to our Standard Researcher Rates or, if paying expenses directly from a University of Washington budget, our UW Budget Researcher Rates.




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