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R/V Connecticut

The R/V Connecticut is a 76' steel single screw research vessel that was designed and built for the University of Connecticut in 1998 and is outfitted for year-round coastal service. The vessel can accommodate up to 30 people for day trips and up to 12 people for overnight and extended science missions of 7-10 days duration. The vessel is equipped with a dynamic positioning system connected to bow and stern thrusters. The vessel design favors stability and precise low speed handling and positioning. Vessel features include wet and dry laboratory spaces and a mid-ship mounted, 20" diameter instrument wet well which allows transducers or sampling gear to be installed through a main deck access hatch with conduit connection to the dry laboratory and reconfigurable transducer/equipment mounts. Science vans up to 20' in length can be placed on the large work deck and a full suite of deck machinery is available to perform a wide variety of oceanographic tasks.


R/V CT Virtual Tour R/V Connecticut Virtual Tour
Take a multimedia tour of our Research Vessel the R/V Connecticut. Images, ship drawings, and equipment descriptions will introduce you to our state of the art vessel.

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R/V CT Virtual Tour Photo Gallery
Browse through a selection of images showcasing the R/V Connecticut. View sea life, boat operations, and places we've been.