Duke University’s newest research vessel to be delivered this summer

Construction is well underway for a new catamaran research vessel designed by Teknicraft and being built at All American Marine in Bellingham, Washington.

The 76-foot (23.16-metre) aluminium-hulled vessel will be delivered to Duke University Marine Lab (DUML) upon completion, which is scheduled for this summer.

The vessel will allow marine scientists from DUML and other institutions to conduct research along the Atlantic seaboard in a wide range of fields including marine ecology and conservation, biological oceanography, and renewable energy ocean development.

It will be powered by two Caterpillar C18 engines that will deliver a transit speed of 24 knots.

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