The R/V Connecticut is a 90′ 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 underwent a mid-life refit in 2017 that include installation of 14’ mid body extension. The R/V Connecticut can accommodate 18 people for overnight and extended science missions of 10-14 days duration. The vessel design favors stability and precise low speed handling and positioning.
dynamic positioning system connected to bow and stern thrusters
wet and dry laboratory spaces
mid-ship mounted, 20' diameter instrument wet well, 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
full suite of deck machinery available to perform a wide variety of oceanographic tasks
Length: molded 90'
Average draft: 8.5'
Deck pay load: 12 tons
Maximum height (approx): 50'
Endurance: approx. 14 days
Gross regulatory tonnage: 94
Fresh water capacity: 5393 gallons
Fuel oil capacity: 6953 galons
Maximum speed: 10 knots
Cruising speed: 9.0 knots (May be limited to 8.5 knots due to high fuel prices)
Rate includes crew of 5, fuel, and food for 10 scientists (2 watch system, 1 crew in wheel house 1 on deck + cook).
More crew for labor intensive operations can be provided with 30 days notice for an additional cost.
12 hr Day, 6am-6pm
Includes crew of 3 and fuel. No food or hotel services provided. (1 crew in wheelhouse, 2 on deck no cook). Home port (Groton) only.
Hourly: Up to 8 hours, 8am-4pm
This includes dockside equip. testing. Rate includes crew of 3 and fuel. Food not included.
Home port loading/offloading, Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Projects that require multiple days set up will be billed at $1344/day M-F. Unloading day of arrival. Weekend rates may be higher. No hotel services provided during loading.
Contact for pricing
Contact Marine Operations office at 860.405.9178.
Contact for pricing
CTD, ADCP, ROV, and other equipment available upon request. Contact Marine Operations at 860.405.9178.
Same as Day Rate
Weather Day/Port Day, Full services
R/V Lowell Weicker
The 36-foot R/V Lowell Weicker is an aluminum research vessel. Equipped with laboratory space, and open deck for small moorings, a large instrument well, and an A-frame and winch that can handle 1,500 pounds, the vessel’s initial primary mission is to support the LISICOS program in studying the coastal environment of the Long Island Sound.