Vessels

The Department of Marine Sciences operates three ships: R/V Arabella, R/V Calleta, and R/V Rutgers. The vessels can be rented for use in research and/or education.

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. More information about this vessel can be found here.

R/V Calleta

caleta working in barnegat bay

R/V CALETA is a 30 ft. (9 meter) aluminum vessel built in 1991 by Winninghoff Boats Inc., Rowley, MA. The R/V CALETA is designed for near shore (up to 15 nm) and estuarine operations. The vessel is adaptable to a wide range of scientific needs such as trawling, benthic sampling, SCUBA diving, seismic profiling, coring as well as a host of other interests and needs. More information about this vessel can be found here.

R/V Rutgers

rvrutgers

R/V Rutgers is a 36 ft. (11 meter) aluminum landing craft built in 2106 by Munson Boats, Burlington, WA. Designed for use in education, the 20 passenger vessel is capable of supporting a wide range of educational and scientific needs such as trawling, grab sampling, diving, water profiling, coring, AUV operations, etc. More information about this vessel can be found here.