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Small Boat Fleet

Small Boat Fleet

The CEOE fleet includes two outboard-driven boats and the R/V Joanne Daiber. These are docked at the college’s harbor at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes and are used for research trips into Delaware Bay and nearby coastal waters. All small boats listed here are classed as research vessels by the U.S. Coast Guard and carry all required safety items. More information about the electronic, mechanical, hull, and performance specifications for each vessel can be seen by clicking on the names below.

For additional information, please contact:

Jon Swallow
Director of Marine Operations
Mobile: 302-396-8565
Fax: 302-645-4317
Email: jswallow@udel.edu

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R/V Boston Whaler

Hull Performance:
Manufacturer: Boston Whaler
Length:16' 7", Skiff
Beam: 6' 2"
Draft: 20" engine full down
Propulsion: 50 HP Honda 4-stroke outboard, tiller steered, electric start, and power tilt

Cruising speed: 15 knots
Fuel consumption at cruising speed: 1.5 gph
Cruising range: Dependent on loading/fuel
Maximum load capacity: 1400 lbs.
Trailerable: Yes (2" ball)
Electronics: VHF compass and digital depth sounder

R/V Bay Sport

Manufacturer: Allen Boat Builders
Length: 18' 0", Center Console
Beam: 8' 0"
Draft: 20" engine full down
Propulsion: 90 HP Johnson 4-stroke outboard, electric start, center console
Fuel Capacity: 50 gal

Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Fuel Consumption at Cruising Speed: 5.0 gph.
Cruising Range: Dependent on loading/fuel
Maximum Load Capacity: 1400 lbs.
Trailerable: Yes (2" ball)
Electronics: Digital depth sounder, VHF, DSGPS (serial nav. data available), and compass

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