Metal Shark Boats has delivered a new research tender to New York-based nonprofit ocean exploration initiative and media organisation OceanX.
The custom 11-metre welded aluminium monohull vessel will be carried aboard the recently-launched scientific research, media production, and exploration vessel, OceanXplorer.
The tender’s customised aft deck features a removable aft hydraulic A-frame for lifting, removable dive benches and an awning for crew protection, dual flip-up convertible bench seats, an aft helm station for manoeuvring the vessel in close quarters, and a removable filming tower.
A dive refill station with two 50-litre cylinders was added below deck, along with crew accommodations including a climate controlled cabin with air conditioning and heat, head with fresh water shower and tankless water heater, water maker filtration system, and a custom berth with IT rack beneath.
Power is provided by two Cummins QSB 6.7 410kW inboard engines.
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