RV COAST Explorer is a bespoke 9 metre PMC Aquafish catamaran motor vessel with multi-functional deck space and an enclosed wheelhouse. Our vessel is an MCA coded category 3 commercial workboat which allows her to work up to 20 miles from a safe haven with up to 12 passengers and operated by 2 crew. She is powered by twin 150 horsepower outboard engines giving a cruising speed of 15 – 17 knots per hour. The multi-functional deck space allows for seating for 10 passengers which can be removed if a clear deck space is preferred. RV COAST Explorer has a spacious wheelhouse with seating for 6 people including the Skipper, which allows for travel in inclement weather and a dry table space for working. She is equipped with a toilet and basic galley facilities and can provide 240v charging for equipment use in the dry wheelhouse.
COAST Explorer has been built and customised to allow her to be utilised for various activities including Research Charters, Educational groups, Citizen Science workshops, Dive Charters as well as community engagement. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
- Starboard Creel winch
- Toilet & basic galley facilities
- Fully wheelchair accessible
- External covered wet lab Area
- Hydraulic A frame built to tow sonars, plankton nets, BRUVs
- Detachable dive ladder & dive kit stowage
- 2 ROVs & drop down cameras
- Port & Starboard gunnel doors
- 12v fridge
- Cold freshwater services for rinsing
- 10 or 6/4 seat configuration
- Sonar /Radar
- Garmin Panoptix Live Scope System
Charters - 2024 Booking OPEN
RV COAST Explorer offers a unique platform for marine researchers due to its diverse capabilities and stable platform. Our vessel is based on Arran but, due to her fast cruising speed, can travel anywhere in the Clyde.
We are now welcoming enquiries for 2024 charters. If you are interested in booking a research charter or field trip, please get in touch with us directly.
Sea Science Public Trips - 2024 dates TBC
Jump on board COAST’s brand-new research vessel and become a sea scientist. Help us survey the ocean and the animals that call it home.
Please keep an eye on our social media channels in early Spring when we will announce 2024 trips.
Please ensure you read the full T&C’s before booking.
This project is supported by the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund, which is facilitated by the Scottish Marine Environmental Enhancement Fund (SMEEF), and managed by NatureScot.