Marine Operations

The R/V Caleta is a 9 meter aluminum research vessel built in 1991 by Winninghoff Boats Inc. (Rowley, MA). Caleta is designed for near shore (up to 20 miles) and estuarine research. This vessel may be adapted to a wide range of scientific needs such as trawling, benthic sampling, SCUBA diving, seismic profiling, coring and etc.

LOA:29 ft 6 in (plus 2 ft overhang at open transom)
LWL:26 ft
Max beam:11 ft
Working deck:13' 2" x 9'
Draft (I/O down):2' 9" (+/-)
Displacement:9,300 lbs
Fuel:150 gal

Deck gear
  • A-Frame rated at 6000 lbs, hydraulically actuated
  • Hydraulic winch with capstan, rated at 1500 lbs; lift capacity with full drum (1/4" wire 1700'). Winch has slipring capability
  • Mast and Boom with 2000 lb electric winch and 90' 1/4" wire
  • A 2800 watt inverter (1500 watts continuous) provides 110v clean power for computers and other electronic equipment
  • Powered by a single ADQ41B diesel engine to a DuoProp outdrive. This gives Caleta a top speed of 14-18 kts (load displacement), with a fuel consumption of 2-4 gph.

    Main cabin has one portable 6' lab bench on port side and a fixed 3' bench aft to port. Cabin forward provides 4 work benches or bunks and a sink.

    Navigation and other equipment
  • NORTHSTAR 800 GPS/Loran
  • FURUNO #1830 radar
  • DATAMARINE digital depth indicator
  • LOWRANCE recording fathometer
  • Cellular telephone (908) 930-5889
  • Safety equipment
  • 1 six-man Switlick coastal life raft
  • Class B EPIRB
  • 10 life jackets
  • 6 Stearns Survival suits
  • Caleta is an uninspected vessel. It is under 300 gross tons and does not carry passengers for hire.