Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR) Rutgers University


  • 2014 Parker 2520 XLD Deep Vee Hull
  • Powered by dual Yamaha F200 4- Stroke Outboard Engines
  • Stainless Steel Propellers
  • Designed for nearshore (+20nm) and estuarine operations
  • Port and Starboard davits equipped with 5.2 HP electric VDC winches with 250 feet of stainless steel cable
  • Tidewater Dual Axel 9700 trailer with surge disk breaks; Power winch with remote control

Standard Equipment

  • Trim Tabs with Position Indicator
  • Flush Mounted Compass
  • Anchor windless with 300 feet of line
  • Raw water wash down
  • Freshwater holding tank
  • Aluminum Rocker Launcher 6 pole storage
  • Custom aluminum dive ladder
  • Life jackets/Immersion suits/Life ring

Operational Capabilities

  • Benthic Sampling and Habitat Mapping
  • Trawling and Hydrographic  surveys
  • SCUBA Diving & AUV support


  • Garmin 1040xs GPSMAO chartplotter with Chirp Transducer
  • Hummingbird 1199ci HD Auxiliary Sidescan Sonar
  • Radar, Class B Satellite EPIRB, and VHF Radio
  • Pro Watt 100 Inverter/150 amp breaker 

Contact Information (Charter Fees and Availability) Rose Petrecca

Phone: 609-296-5260 ext. 238

Email: petrecca@marine.rutgers.edu