The R/V Montague is equipped with numerous implements to aid in mobile research. The boat boasts a 5000 LB capacity main boom with slider as well as port and starboard picking booms. There is a double drum deck winch, hydraulic longline/gillnet reel with levelwind, stern mounted railroad wheel launcher (for oceanographic moorings) and port and starboard rollers.
The mobile lab unit located on the back of the main deck is 8’6” by 10’. The heated lab is constructed of aluminum and equipped with hot and cold running freshwater and saltwater, as well as a deep sink, counter height workstations, UPS power for computer use, wrap around windows and a wet lab for biological samples. Special back up power systems ensure that power will always be available without fluctuations typically associated with marine operations.
Since acquiring the boat in 2008, we continue to learn from our charters and are very interested in improving the working capabilities of the Montague. We have the flexibility and willingness to make modifications to suit the needs of each charter.
Length 58 ft.
Beam 18 ft.
Draft 9 ft.
Gross Tonnage 65 GT
Berthing 6 + 2 crew
Range 3800 nm
Fuel Capacity 4500 gal.
Lube Oil 110 gal.
Cruising Speed 10 knots
Fuel Consumption 10 GPH
Cummins N-14 diesel, turbo 360 HP. Trolling valve on reductions gear.
Generators: Isuzu 40 KW, Isuzu 20 KW.120 outlets throughout the vessel. 220 Watt and three phase power also available.
Two separate systems:
1. 40/60 Vickers, with PTO off main, and
2. 20 HP electric hydraulics supplied by either gen set.
Main boom with vang winches, 5000 lb. capacity
Two picking booms, 2500 lb. capacity
Kolstrand purse winch, with twin Capstans. Rollers on port and starboard rail.
Stabilizer poles with large towed vessel stabilizers.
Anchor winch with 350 lb. Forfjord anchor. Spare anchor and chain.
Railroad wheel launcher.
20 Ton RSW system.
Two quartz lights for back deck, three high intensity lights forward.
Starboard side davit.
Four burner electric range. Electric hot and cold water. Microwave. Full size electric fridge. Seating for 8. Compact all-in-one washer/dryer.
Montague is equipped with 600 gal. FW tank forward and 250 gal. tank midships.
Electric with sink, shower, and hot water. Two additional sinks in bunk areas.
Oil fired furnace with hot water heating throughout vessel.
Fish hold is usable if RSW is not required.
Vessel meets all requirements for 100 mile offshore passenger service including Solas A eight man life raft, eight survival suits equipped with strobe lights, flares, life preservers, and life rings.
2 Radars, 24 and 72 mile Furuno. AIS. Single Sideband. Dual VHF Radios. KVH Gyro compass. Satellite phone. ComNav autopilot with remote station. Through hull tube installed for sonar installation. Three 110V AC window de-icer screens. Furuno Model FCV261 color video sounder. Second Furono sounder. Two PCs with Rose Point Navigation software with separate GPS receivers, one for boat navigation and one available for scientist use.
8’6” by 10’ heated lab unit is constructed of aluminum and equipped with salt water along with hot and cold running fresh water, a deep sink, counter height workstations, UPS power for computer use, wrap around windows and a wet lab for biological samples. Back up power systems ensure that power will always be available without fluctuations typically associated with marine operations.