Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Operations
Vessels and Vehicles - R/V Paragon

Specifications

  • Official Number: 993613
  • Make: H & F Boats; Bandon, Oregon
  • Year Built: 1993
  • Material: Fiberglass/ Wood
  • Length: Hull (32 feet), Overall (36 feet)
  • Tonnage: 10 Gross ton, 8 Net ton
  • Working Deck Dimensions: 8.5 x 15 feet
  • Beam: 10 feet
  • Draft:  3 feet
  • Overhead Clearance: Mast up (17.5 feet), Mast down (10 feet)
  • Occupancy: 8 people total
  • Horsepower: 700 hp (twin F350 hp Yamaha Outboards)
  • Fuel Capacity: 550 gallons (pairs of 120 gal saddle tanks and 50 and 55 gal aft tanks)
  • Speed: 25-32 knots cruising (40 knots max)
  • Economy: 0.8-0.9 nm/gal (@ 4200 rpm (23 kts) to 4900 rpm (32 kts))
  • Endurance: ~400 nm
  • Freshwater: ~50 gallons (fiberglass tank, not potable)
  • Head: Porta-Potti

Engineering Machinery

  • Honda GX340 (11 HP Four Stroke Engine)- powers hydraulics
  • Vickers Vane Pump (VTM42 60 75 15 MD R1 14)
    • Capacity: 6.0 US GPM
    • Controlled Flow: 7.5 US GPM
    • Relief Pressure: 1500 PSI

Deck Machinery

  • Deck boom
    • Operated by hand lines (side to side, up down)
    • Max lifting capacity 500 lbs. (static).
    • Fitted with 12V WARN DC1000 electric hoist (1000lb.)
    • Fitted with 5” hydraulic capstan
    • Fitted with a 9” hydraulic line pinch (3/4”-1”)
  • 7” Hydraulic Capstan (to 500 lb lift capacity, max lift TBD)
  • 3” Windlass
  • Hydraulic Anchor Drum (20 pound bruce anchor)
  • Collapsible mast for restricted overhead situations

Safety Equipment

  • 1 ACR EPIRB (M/N RLB-33 Cat. 1)
    • UIN: 2DCC7528B0 FFBFF
    • S/N: 6502
  • 6 Type III Stearns work vests
  • 8 Plastic Hard Hats
  • 8 Type I PFD vests
  • 8 Survival Suits (Size Universal Adult)
  • 2 Fire Extinguishers (Type B-1)
  • Compressed Air Horn
  • Electric Horn
  • Flares
    • 3 Handheld
    • 1 Daytime Visual Distress Signal
    • 2 Mirrors
  • Diver Down Flag
  • Alpha Flag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Throwable Life Ring (Type IV)
  • Throwable Life Sling (Type IV)
  • SPOT emergency beacon (real time tracking through ODSS)
  • Spare 20lb Danforth anchor and 300' of 3/4" nylong line for buoy rescues

Electronics and Communications

  • 12 V starter bank batteries
    • 4 AC Delco M27MF
  • 6 V auxiliary bank batteries
    • 4 West Marine Deep Cycle 215 (6 V) 
  • Garmin GPSMAP 4208
  • Raytheon R 20x Rasterscan
  • 1750 W Xantrex ProWatt Inverter
  • 1000 W Xantrex Sine Wave Inverter (110 V; 60 Hz)
  • 2 VHF radios (IC-M302)
  • Furuno Color Video Sounder (FCV-292)

 

 

Last updated: Mar. 13, 2014