SeaArk Delivers Survey Vessel
SeaArk Marine, Inc. has delivered a 42-foot Dauntless Class Survey Vessel to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Survey Branch of the Charleston District. The vessel, The Evans, is tasked with conducting hydrographic surveys in Charleston, Georgetown and Port Royal harbors, as well as other navigable waters throughout the Charleston, SC District. The craft will also be involved in Environmental Management Program projects and regulatory inspections of harbors and waterways.
The SeaArk 42-foot Dauntless is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum. The state of the art design incorporates a 2-man climate controlled pilothouse and aft survey cabin. Vessel enhancements include a fully integrated Furuno NavNet system and a comprehensive array of survey equipment. Crew accommodations include hydraulic / suspension seating, marine head, potable water, stove, microwave and refrigerator.
The main propulsion engines are twin Cummins QSC 8.3M diesels, each rated @ 490 HP with Twin Disc gears. For onboard electrical service, an 8.0 Kw Northern Lights generator and 50 amp shore power are provided. Fully operational, the boat achieves a maximum speed of 30 knots.
The Evans will be replacing the current survey vessel Blair. With its increased speed and lighter draft, the new vessel will maximize the Corps’ survey capabilities. SeaArk Marine, Inc. has been in business for over 45 years and manufactures all-welded aluminum work, patrol and excursion boats ranging from 17’ to 85’ in length.