R/V Coastal Surveyor
The R/V Coastal Surveyor is a purpose-built vessel designed specifically for coastal multibeam hydrography. It is integrated with a robust, motor-driven ram system that provides an ideal mount for a range of multibeam and other sonar systems. The vessel incorporates an active roll stabilization feature to limit vessel motion detrimental to multibeam operations. Built by C&C Technologies (Lafayette, LA) approximately twenty years ago on a fiberglass hull that had been a U.S. Navy launch, she was built specifically for the purpose of collecting multibeam-sonar data, and has a bow ram for mounting sonar transducers without hauling the vessel. C&C operated the Coastal Surveyor for a decade and a half, and then made a gift of her to CCOM/JHC in 2001.
She has become a core tool for CCOM/JHC’s operations and is invaluable to the Center. Thanks to the improved hydraulic stabilizers in 2005, the high-precision of boat offset surveys, and the remarkably stable transducer mount, she remains one of the finest shallow-water survey vessels in the world.
For R/V Coastal Surveyor schedule information, please see the vessel's Google Calendar.
For more information and rates, please contact Capt. Ben Smith.
Ship specifications can be downloaded here.
|Dimensions:||40' (length) x 12' (beam) x 3.7' (draft)|
|Registry:||U.S. Coastwise and Registry|
9' x 11'
6' x 10'
|Top Speed:||10 knots|
|Minimum speed for full roll stabilization:||5 knots|
|Minimum survey speed:||2.5 knots|
|Propulsion:||1 x Caterpillar 3116; 200HP Marine Diesel; 2.57:1 reduction|
|Shipboard Power:||12KW Northern Lights Diesel Generator, 240/120v, 60Hz|
38 ea. 115 volt receptacles
2 ea. 230 volt receptacles
1 ea. 12 volt receptacles
7 ea. 24 volt receptacles
|Fuel Capacity:||400 Gallons|
|Potable water:||60 U.S. gallons|
|Roll stabilization:||Niad active fins|
|GPS:||Garmin GPS 17, WAAS Enabled|
|Fluxgate compass:||Simrad RC42 Rate Compass|
|Radar:||Furuno 1933CCBB NavNet|
|VHF Radio:||2x iCOM IC-M504|
|Cellular phone:||Motorola 5 watt|
|Speed/Wind Sensor:||Brooks and Gatehouse|
|Data Display:||Brooks and Gatehouse Multifunction Display|
|Navigation Software:||Rose Point, Coastal Explorer|
|Single Beam Transducer:||Airmar M192 33/200kHz|
|RTK GPS Receiver:||Trimble 5700|
|GPS Antennas:||2 x Trimble Zephyr Antennas|
|Positioning and Attitude Sensor:||Applanix PosMV 320 V4 with IMU 200|
|Data Acquisition Software:||Hypack, QINSy|
Electric Anchor Winch