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CUNY’s Hybrid Catamaran Research Vessel Taking Shape at Derecktor

27 July 2016

research-vessel-taking-shapeConstruction is coming along nicely for a new hybrid research vessel being built at Derecktor Shipyard in Mamaroneck, NY.

JMS Naval Architects is serving as Owner’s Rep during the construction, outfitting, system tests, and sea trials of the 65-foot, aluminum, hybrid, catamaran, research vessel for City University of New York (CUNY).

The vessel will be used by Brooklyn College (BC) and the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRIJB). SRIJB intends to be a world class research institute with deep connections to the community. The vessel will be used primarily for multi-disciplinary research within Jamaica Bay, and regionally similar bays and estuaries, and it will be capable of working in the near coastal environment of New York Harbor between Breezy Point, NY and Sandy Hook, NJ.

Vessel propulsion will be provided by a BAE HybriDrive (hybrid electric) Marine System. The new research vessel is scheduled to be completed in January 2017.

Principal Characteristics:

  • Length: 65’
  • Beam: 21’
  • Draft: 4.9’
  • Hull: Aluminum
  • Passengers and crew: 35 people
  • Propulsion: (2) BAE HybriDrive Marine Systems; ISG Variable Speed AC Gensets; (2) AC Traction Motors