This 74ft state of the art vessel Christened the El Bergantin was specifically designed and built for sampling and testing water quality on Lake Maracaibo Venezuela, and adjacent offshore.
The vessel is fully air-conditioned and outfitted with a complete analytical laboratory located on the main deck aft, accommodations and galley for a crew of eight including six scientists who can remain on research duties for up to several weeks at a time.
Other features include a 14ft (4.2m) RHIB, arranged for rapid deployment off the stern deck, a large swim/diving platform integral with the hull structure, and an array of sophisticated electronics for both inshore and offshore work.
Class Research Vessel
Construction: All welded Aluminum
LOA: 74ft (22.6m)
Beam: 20ft (6.07m)
Gross Tonnage: 85
Speed: 25 Knots
Power: 2 x Detroit 12V92TA rated at 900 BHP each
Endurance: 7 to 21 days
Generators: 2 x 65KW Northern lights
Crew: 8 including 5 Scientists
Propulsion: Twin Screw Propellers
Hull Form: Planing type