The R/V Arabella is a 48 ft (14.6 meter) fiberglass research vessel, built in 1996 by Duffy & Duffy Custom Yachts, Brooklin, Maine. The R/V Arabella was designed as a near shore (up to 50 miles) platform capable of a wide range of scientific needs such as trawling, grab sampling, diving, seismic profiling, coring, etc.
|Working deck:||20' x 15'|
|Cruising speed:||15 kts|
|Max speed:||19 kts|
|Fuel consumption:||15 gph (cruising speed)|
ARABELLA is powered by a single DETROIT 12V71TA, diesel engine turning a 38x34, 5 blade wheel. The gear is a TWINDISC, 514, equipped with Trolling valve for 1 to 2 knot operation. The vessel has an extensive hydraulic system to supply power for A-Frame, single drum deck winch, vertical capstan, bow thruster, and anchor windlass. A-Frame lifting capacity is approximately 2500lbs and can handle dimensions of 10 ft high, with a foot print of approximately 8 ft. ARABELLA has a mast and boom capable of over-the-side operations (boom lifting capacity is 1000 lbs). AC electric is supplied by a single 12.5 Kw 3-phase, 208/110 v, 50 amp NORTHERN LIGHTS M843 generator. ARABELLA is equipped with a Marine Air reverse cycle heating and air conditioning system. ARABELLA also has a 17 CFM ROL-AIR air compressor for supporting surface supplied diving operations.
|Electronics consist of the following:|
Deck winch is equipped with a 4-conductor slipring and 900 ft electro-mechanical wire capacity. R/V ARABELLA cond.
(Additional cold water immersion suits available as needed.)