state-of-the-art sonar mapping and ROV technology found on
large hydrographic research vessels, but here in a towable configuration
designed for near shore shallow water habitat work.
and Model: SeaArk, Little Giant
Length: 32ft overall, with a 27ft hull length.
Draft: 1.5 ft.
Fuel: 100 gals regular gasoline
Gross weight: 10,000 fully equipped.
Engines: twin Honda 130 hp, counter rotating, 4 stroke outboards
that meet EPA emission standards for 2006. Top speed 34 knots. Survey
speed 8-12 knots. Cruising speed 18-28 knots depending on conditions.
Electrical power: 30 amps 110VAC, 12VDC
Electronics: PC-based Nobeltec/Sitex navigation includes
fully integrated GPS, digital charting, radar and autopilot.
Safety & radio equipment: EPIRB, liferaft, flares, UHF
radio, submersible GPS and UHF radios.
This vessel is currently used for other research programs at CSUMB, including use as a SCUBA platform