Rutgers University uses their 36’ Munson research boat as a mobile lab for the Department of Marine and Coastal Services at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. This vessel was delivered with a US Coast Guard COI and is rated for 20 passengers and 2 crew members. Outfitting includes a Universal Sonar Mount (USM) for use with their Rio Grande Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, fore and aft davits, side boarding door, 5kw generator, and a Garmin 1040xs radar/plotter/sounder. The large cabin is equipped with A/C, forced air heat, a head compartment, and multiple work stations.

Hull Length: 36 ft (11 m)
Beam: 12 ft (3.5 m)
Hull Type: Monohull
Power: Yamaha 250 hp x 2
Propulsion: Outboard (25″ shaft)
Fuel: 200 gallons
Speed: 40 mph, light ship


Chip Haldeman, DMCS Captain

phone: 848-932-3295

*Download the Vessel Operations and Safety Manual, which includes Ship Policies & Procedures and forms including Request for Vessel Time, Shipboard Scientific Personnel, and Float Plan.