R/V Arabella

 arabella at viking marina

R/V ARABELLA is a 48 ft. (14.6 meter) fiberglass research vessel built in 1996 by Duffy and Duffy Custom Yacht, Brookline, Maine. Designed for near shore operations i.e. coastal to 50 miles offshore, the vessel is capable of supporting a wide range of scientific needs such as trawling, grab sampling, diving, seismic profiling, coring, AUV operations, etc.

R/V ARABELLA is powered by a single Detroit 12V71TA diesel engine. The vessel is capable of slow trolling speeds of 1 to 2 knots or cruising at 14+ knots. R/V ARABELLA also has an extensive hydraulic system to supply power to a large A-Frame, a single drum deck winch, a vertical capstan, bow thruster, and anchor windlass. A-frame lifting capacity is approximately 2500 lbs. and can handle structures up to 10 feet height and with a foot print of approximately 8 feet. In addition, a mast and boom capable of over-the-side operations, (lifting capability of approximately 1000lbs) is available. AC electric is supplied by a single 12.5 Kw 3-phase, 208/110 v, 50 amp Northern Lights M4843 generator. Heating and air conditioning are provided by a Marine Air reverse cycle system..

LOA: 48 ft.  LWL: 44.5 ft. 
Max Beam: 17.6 ft.  Working deck: 20 x 15 ft. 
Open Transom: 13 ft.  Draft: 5 ft. 
Displacement: 40,000 lbs.  Fuel: 750 gal 
Cruising speed: 10kts  Max speed: 12 kts. 
Maximum range: 400 nm 
Garmin GPS 172C Plotter  Northstar 800x Loran-C 
Garmin GPSMap 4212  Datamarine Link System 
Furuno 36 mile Radar  Datamarine Digital Depth Sounder 
ICOM VHF Marine Radios  Robertson AP300X Autopilot 
Furuno FCV 582 Color Video Depth Sounder
Cold water immersion suits  Life jackets 
Orange life ring  ACR 406 Satellite E.P.I.R.B. 
Liferaft-10 person, USCG/SOLAS w/A-pack   

Chip Haldeman, DMCS Captain
phone: 848-932-3295; email: