"The enormous ocean still awaits pioneering research that the Alguita is uniquely suited for."
November 2016 to May 2017 - The Alguita sets sail on yet another historic voyage --- this time to study the South Pacific Gyre and the coastal waters off Chile and Easter Island.
Registration is now open to join the Team on one of the Expedition Legs. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!
The Vessel that Made History in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre
Serving as a platform for underfunded scientists and graduate students, the Alguita enables them to access areas of the ocean that are prohibitively expensive to study on other vessels.
To request Charter information please contact Stephanie Shao at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (562 598-4889
50-foot, 25-ton aluminum hulled catamaran built in 1995 by Richardson Devine Marine Construction, Hobart, Tasmania - Twin 75 hp Yanmar diesel engines - 16 KVA Mase Generator
Bunk spaces for 4 charter researchers
Alguita's 25-foot beam gives her the work area and stability of a much longer mono-hull. Her A-Frame gantry, coupled with 600 meters of 8mm steel cable, can accommodate surface, mid water and bottom trawls, as well as benthic grabs and CTD rosettes. She is capable of deploying a wide array of marine-oriented scientific instruments. There is ample storage space for specialized research equipment, a small wet lab and a secure area for dive gear and tanks that can be filled on board. Each hull has reverse transom with steps for ease of access to the water or to inflatables. The interior is thermostatically heated and air conditioned. She can comfortably accommodate up to five researchers, together with Alguita’s two experienced crew, in individual bunks for long voyages. Additional researchers can join for overnight or day cruises. A 500-gallon per day desalination unit supplies high-quality hot and cold water to the fully equipped galley, as well to the sinks and large shower.