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Small Boat Fleet

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The CEOE fleet includes several small vessels, ranging in length from 16 feet to 30 feet. 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:

William M. Byam

Director of Marine Operations

Voice Mail: 302-645-4341

Fax: 302-645-4317

Email: byam@udel.edu

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R/V Donna M

Manufacturer: Baha Cruisers
Model: 299 SF, Enclosed Cabin
Length: 29' 11"
Beam: 10' 6", Deep "V"
Draft: 2' 6"
Propulsion: Twin 250 HP Inboards
Fuel Capacity: 175 Gal.

Cruising speed: 20 knots
Fuel Consumption at Cruising Speed: 30 gph.
Cruising Range: 85 nautical miles (with reserve)
Maximum Load Capacity: 10 persons plus 2 crew

VHF, DSGPS, Video Depth sounder, and EPIRB
Serial data from DSGPS
Flowthough Conductivity and Temperature serial data on request
120 VAC, 1 KW Pure Sine Wave inverter permanently installed

Bench space for computer, instrumentation or survey equipment
Swim/dive platform, full transom width
Dive operations capable
12v DC outlets (cigarette), 4 each.
V-berth storage area
Head with toilet and holding tank
Cockpit Space: 115 sq feet (approx. 9'x10')

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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