King County Research Catamaran

The 48’ all-aluminum foil assisted research catamaran for the King County Environmental Laboratory operates in Puget Sound, the Straits of Juan de Fuca and adjoining inland waterways. The vessel conducts water sampling research along with marine buoy calibration, maintenance and retrieval, tours and shoreline surveys, dive and ROV operations.

Principal Characteristics

Type

Foil Assisted Research Catamaran

Designer/Builder

Vigor

Length (Overall)

48'

Beam (Overall with Fender)

18’8”

Draft (RFS)

3’

Fuel Capacity

650 gal

Water Capacity

100 gal

Speed (Full Load)

~29 knots

Engines

(2) Cummins Tier III QSC8.3

Transmission

ZF 286

Propulsors

(2) Hamilton HJ364 Waterjets, Hamilton Jet Modular Electronic Control System

Marine Crane

Morgan 300-3 with 2,200 lb capacity winch

A-Frame

SWL 2,500 lb capacity

Other
  • 4, crew, 2 scientists
  • Chemical Storage Locker
  • Furuno Navnet navigation system
  • Moonpool on aft deck
  • Galley & two staterooms
  • Laboratory with portable sediment table, hydrowire metering, vacuum pump & tank

Contact Us

You may also call (206) 623-1635 ext. 197 or email sales directly.