Kaharoa II

Kaharoa II sets the standard of excellence for marine research vessels

The state-of-the-art science platform has the capability of a larger vessel for a vast array of applications across the marine environment. Available for charter, Kaharoa II is a cost-efficient vessel with the latest equipment and technologies to enable world-class science

Designed by leading naval architect Skipsteknisk, it is the new benchmark for research vessels under 500 gross tonnage.

  • Silent DNV Acoustic and Fisheries Class
  • 30-day, 6500 nautical mile range
  • Mounted sensors including Kongsberg echosounders, multibeam, USBL and dynamic positioning
  • Space for 9 working staff and 6 crew, with operations room, dry laboratory, wet laboratory and conference facilities.

Kaharoa II

Kaharoa II specifications

Name of VesselKaharoa IIRange6500 Nm
Class and FlagClass: DNV 1A, “Fishing vessel”,
DYNPOS-AUT, Silent A, Silent F, EO
A-frameSWL 10t
Aft deck area85m2Starboard T-frameSWL 5t
Dry lab12.9m2Trawl winches2 x 2000m 16mm wire
Wet lab12.6m2Net drum4.3 SWL. Capacity 4.3m3
Length36.1mCTD/Camera/Acoustic winchNominal max pull 5.3T-6500m
10.59mm electricaloptical cable
Beam9.5mOceanographic winchNominal max pull 3.6T-4000m
8mm synthetic cable
Draft3.65mMain crane6t at 8m, 3t at 12m
Gross Tonnage499MultibeamKongsberg EM712
Cruising Speed10MultibeamKongsberg EM2040
Max Speed12SoundersEK80, 5 channel system with
150kHz ADCP
Main Engine Yanmar Y6N21AW – 956kW @
850 rpm. Tier III
Attitude reference systemKongsberg Seapath 380-R3
GNSS/INS/Attitude Sensor.
Applanix POSMV capable
Dynamic positioningKPOS DP1, 420kw Schottel
pupjet and 1 x 250kw transverse
aft thruster
Hydro-Acoustic positioningHiPAP 352
Auxiliary generatorCummings QSK 19-DM,
711KVA/569kWe/440VAC, 60Hz
Accommodation crew6 crew in single bunksSub-bottom profilerTopas PS40
Accommodation passengers8 in double cabins,
1 in single cabin
ROV/AUVLight to mid work class
Endurance30 days
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