Friday, August 26, 2011

Design 1974 - Skimmer

This aluminum research vessel was built by Robert E. Derecktor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the University of Delaware. The boat is powered by twin GM 6V-53 marine diesel engines for a cruise speed of 13.5 knots and a range of 225 nautical miles. She was launched in 1970.

The boat is equipped for water sampling, towing plankton nets and dredges, handling bottom samplers for making grabs and cores, underwater cameras and current meters. It is designed to carry a crew of two and six scientists.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 41'-10"
LWL 38'-0"
Beam 13'-0"
Draft 3'-3"
Displacement 25,386 lbs

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