Specifications and Capabilities


General Specifications Deck Equipment
Dive Air System Network & Computers
Scientific Equipment Communications


General Specifications

  • Builder: All American Marine; Bellingham, WA
  • Design: Teknicraft Aluminum Catamaran
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    R/V Fulmar One Pager

    Length (overall) 66' 9"
  • Beam 24'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed at Cruise Power 22kts @ 70gals per hour
  • Speed at Full Power 27kts @ 100gals per hour
  • Max Displacement 49tons
  • Fuel capacity 2 x 750 gals diesel
  • Approximate Range at Cruise Power 450 nautical miles
  • Power 2 x 740 hp MTU S60
  • Propulsion Fixed pitch propellers, bow thrusters
  • Electrical 2 x 20Kw Kohler generators
  • Waste Capacity 250 Gallons, with MSD type II treatment
  • Fresh Water Capacity 250 Gallons
  • Watermaker 400gpd with UV treatment
  • Max Day Scientists 28
  • Max Overnight Scientists 6
  • Crew 2 minimum

Deck Equipment

  • Markey COM 7H science winch with 2150 meters of .322" electro-mechanical cable
  • 2000lb SWL A-Frame with block for .322" cable. Wire-out readout available in lab
  • Morgan Model 330 knuckle boom crane for boat handling and cargo. 1,400lbs at full extension of 14ft. 4,600lbs at close range
  • Horizontal capstan for hauling traps near anchor winch
  • Hydraulic "quick-connects" for use with temporary winches and other tools
  • Zodiac Mark II 12'6 inflatable with 25hp 4-stroke Honda outboard
  • Flying bridge with 7 seats and two benches.

Dive Air System

  • Hydraulically operated Nuvair Element Nitrox membrane dive compressor with deck filling station (9.3 CFM)
  • 20 SCUBA bottle holders built-in

Network and Computers

  • Cat 6 network drops throughout the vessel. Separate dedicated network for EK60
  • Four computers are currently provided on the vessel
    • Pilothouse Computer with Nobletec
    • Lab Dell Computer with Nobletec and GNAV
    • Lab EK60 Computer
    • Seakeepers1000 control computer with SCS

Scientific Equipment

  • Simrad EK60 38, 120, 200khz Scientific Fisheries Sounder (expert knowledge required)
  • Coda Octopus F-180 precision attitude positioning system (expert knowledge required)
  • Trimble DSM 232 Precision GPS
  • Seakeepers 1000 Automated Observing System. Includes surface CTD, dissolved Oxygen, PH and Redox, Air Temp, Barometer, Wind Speed and Direction. Obs info is recorded continuously and automatically transmitted every hour
  • Hydraulic hydrophone deployment system originally designed for the onboard Nautronix ATS II ultra-short baseline tracking system. Could be use as a moon pool for other instruments up to 13" in diameter
  • SIMRAD AP-50 autopilot can be controlled from lab
  • External mounting pod for multibeam, ADCP or other gear


  • 2 ICOM VHF marine band ship radios
  • 3 ICOM VHF marine handheld radios
  • 1 VHF aircraft radio (FAA and FCC restrictions on use)
  • 1 NERA Fleet 33 INMARSAT
  • Digital wireless cell phone booster system
  • Internal Intercom System, talkback capable Loudhailer(s)

Last Modified: 1/12/13