Survey Boats

Outboard Catamarans
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Diesel Catamarans
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OUTBOARD CATMARAN SURVEY BOATS

Armstrong Marine has been actively building marine survey boats for the past two decades. Having produced many research vessels of various sizes and capabilities, our trend has been one of continuous innovation and improvement. As a result, AMI has achieved distinction in the tight-knit hydrographic community. Our builds reflect thoughtfulness and care in listening to the needs of our clients.

The primary advantages of our catamarans over other boat types are:

  • Greater stability
  • Improved crew comfort
  • Enhanced data gathering capabilities
  • Outstanding seaworthiness
  • Additional deck and cabin space for a given length and beam
  • Improved overall operating efficiencies
Armstrong Marine is committed to producing the highest quality and most cost effective boats of the marine science industry.

24' Outboard Shallow Water Survey Boat

Armstrong Marine, Inc. has partnered with Ross Laboratories to provide a “turnkey” shallow water survey system. The system utilizes six transducers: two hull mounted and two on each of the 10 foot cabin side integrated arms. Yielding a 25 foot swath of survey data collection capability, the arms are deployed hydraulically from controls mounted at the helm station. The catamaran hull includes integrated side pockets to house the sweep arms and allows the boat to be trailered. The combined stability and maneuverability of the catamaran hull allows for easy navigation in shallow waterways and rivers and maintains a dependably comfortable ride in rough water conditions.

Performance

  • Significantly reduces bathymetric survey time for habitat or resource studies in shallow areas while collecting multiple channel data

Collection Depth

  • 1 foot from the face of the transducer

Survey Speed

  • 6 to 8 knots with arms deployed & 25 knots using hull transducers for recon work

Transducers

  • 200kHz 10 degree beam transducers

Data Collection Rate

  • 12 sets of soundings per second on 25 foot range

Power Requirements

  • 12 Volts DC (No Supplemental Power)

26' Outboard Catamaran Survey Boat

Small enough to be highly maneuverable, big enough to accommodate your team and equipment this is an ideal vessel for surveying in near shore situations. With a stern gantry and port side davit this boat will meet all your needs.

Hull

  • LOA 26'
  • Beam 8.5'

Deck Accessories

  • Hand rails
  • Forward folding antenna/radar mast
  • Roof access ladder
  • Hull access hatches
  • Aluminum davit mounted on port side
  • Hydraulically powered stern gantry c/w PL2 winch

Superstructure

  • Forward leaning full width walk through cabin
  • Insulated & paneled c/w wood trim
  • Gray interior paint

Accommodations

  • Survey cabinet to accommodate computer equipment
  • Bench seat c/w storage
  • Diesel generator

Power & Propulsion

  • Twin 150HP Honda outboards with one counter rotating engine
  • Helm pump steering

30' Outboard Catamaran Survey Boat

This vessel comes with 2 Survey stations, stern gantry and port side davit, giving you the equipment you need for a successful survey. Heat/AC and a head package will keep your team comfortable as well.

Hull

  • LOA 30'
  • Beam 11'
  • Planing catamaran

Deck Accessories

  • Hand rails around fore deck
  • Forward folding antenna/radar mast
  • Roof access ladder
  • Hull access hatches
  • Aluminum davit mounted on port side
  • Hydraulically powered stern gantry c/w PL2 winch

Superstructure

  • Forward leaning full width walk through cabin
  • Insulated & paneled c/w wood trim
  • Gray interior paint

Accommodations

  • Two (2) survey stations
  • Captains helm
  • Head package c/w marine toilet
  • Northern Lights diesel generator 9kW

Power & Propulsion

  • Twin 225HP Yamaha outboards
  • Helm pump steering

35' Outboard Catamaran Survey Boat

This vessel has everything you need for a long day of work. Stern Gantry, port side Davit, 2 survey stations, head package and a galley package allow time and comfort for a full day of data gathering and analysis. Pair that with powerful engines and durable welded aluminum construction and you will have a vessel that will meet your needs long in to the future.

Hull

  • LOA 35'
  • Beam 13'
  • High speed catamaran

Deck Accessories

  • Hand rails around fore & aft
  • Forward folding antenna/radar mast
  • Roof access ladder
  • Hull access hatches
  • Aluminum davit mounted on port side
  • Hydraulically powered stern gantry c/w PL2 winch

Superstructure

  • Forward leaning walk through cabin
  • Insulated & paneled c/w wood trim
  • Gray interior paint

Accommodations

  • Two (2) survey stations
  • Captains helm
  • Head package c/w marine toilet
  • Galley package c/w stove and refrigerator
  • Northern Lights diesel generator 9kW

HVAC

  • (2) 15,000 BTU Dometic rooftop AC units c/w heater kit

Power & Propulsion

  • Twin 225HP Yamaha outboards
  • Helm pump steering

DIESEL POWERED CATMARAN SURVEY BOATS

Diesel propelled catamarans offer ample torque and horsepower, enabling scientists to accomplish crucial survey tasks efficiently and accurately. In addition, these vessels provide cabin heat and power take-off for hydraulics. The larger catamarans are available in two configurations - planing and displacement. The planing catamarans are best propelled with water jets and the displacement catamarans work best with standard shaft and wheel, recessed in tunnels for protection.

37' Diesel Catamaran Survey Boat

The catamaran work deck maximizes the usable space for crew and gear.  Under 40' in length, not a single vessel has the same working area as an Armstrong.  Deck options include A-frames, davits, winches, cranes and moon pools to suit the gear of each operator.  The cabin holds multiple work stations with cable ways and wire runs through special enclosures to the exterior of the boat.  The hard working community on the water chooses Armstrong Marine for these reasons.

Hull

  • LOA 37'
  • Beam 14'
  • High Speed Catamaran

Deck Accessories

  • Hand rails
  • Folding antenna/radar mast
  • Roof access ladder
  • Hull access hatches
  • Hydraulically powered stern gantry c/w PL2 winch
  • Port side mounted aluminum davit
  • Zero degree transom c/w jet guards

Superstructure

  • Fwd leaning full width walk through cabin
  • Three (3) Survey stations
  • Captains Helm
  • Marine grade non-skid flooring
  • Head compartment c/w electric marine toilet & sink
  • Counter c/w refrigerator
  • Wallas Nordic DT diesel stove/heater kit

HVAC

  • (2) 15,000 BTU Dometic Marine rooftop AC units c/w heater kit

Electrical

  • 12VDC system
  • 30 amp shore power inlet
  • Northern Lights diesel generator 9kW

Power & Propulsion

  • Twin 6.7L 450HP FPT Diesels
  • (2) Build specific drivelines

41' Outboard Catamaran Survey Boat

Operators around the planet choose Armstrong catamarans for efficiency and stability.  The exceptional sea-leaping of our vessels keep survey crews comfortably working in conditions that are normally "no go" days.  Getting the work done faster and gathering cleaner data while underway results in savings no other platform can offer.  The head and galley options provide the crew with creature comforts of a modern office space.  Getting to the survey grounds has never been faster or more comfortable.

Hull

  • LOA 41'
  • Beam 15'
  • High Speed Catamaran

Deck Accessories

  • Hand rails
  • Folding antenna/radar mast
  • Roof access ladder
  • Hull access hatches
  • Hydraulically powered stern gantry c/w PL2 winch
  • Port side mounted aluminum davit

Superstructure

  • Fwd leaning full width walk through cabin
  • Three (3) Survey stations
  • Captains Helm
  • Marine grade non-skid flooring
  • Head compartment c/w electric marine toilet & sink
  • Counter c/w refrigerator
  • Wallas Nordic DT diesel stove/heater kit

HVAC

  • (2) 15,000 BTU Dometic Marine rooftop AC units c/w heater kit

Electrical

  • 12VDC system
  • 30 amp shore power inlet
  • Northern Lights diesel generator 9kW

Power & Propulsion

  • Twin 6.7L 500HP FPT Diesels
  • ZF280 marine gears
  • Twin Ultrajet UJ340 waterjets

54' Diesel Catamaran Survey Boat

A picture is worth a 1,000 words. Check out the images of this versatile and highly usable vessel. It has everything you need to conduct business efficiently and in comfort.

Hull

  • LOA 54'
  • Beam 18'
  • High Speed Catamaran

Deck Accessories

  • Hand rails
  • Antenna/radar mast
  • Roof access ladder
  • Port and stbd boarding doors
  • (2) Engine room hatches c/w gas assist springs
  • A-frame c/w Pullmaster PL2 winch

Superstructure

  • Fwd leaning wheel house
  • Walk around cabin c/w raised wheelhouse and boat deck
  • Five (5) Survey stations
  • Captains Helm
  • Marine grade non-skid flooring
  • Head compartment c/w electric marine toilet & sink
  • Shower c/w adjustable rail for shower head
  • Counter c/w refrigerator
  • Wallas Nordic DT diesel stove/heater kit

HVAC

  • (2) 18,000 BTU Dometic AC units with heating core for main cabin
  • (1) 27,000 BTU Dometic AC units with heating core for wheelhouse
  • Wallas 22 Dt Diesel Heater for wheelhouse

Electrical

  • 12VDC system
  • 50 amp shore power inlet
  • Northern Lights diesel generator 20kW

Power & Propulsion

  • Twin 6.7L 450HP FPT Diesels
  • ZF280-1A marine gears
  • (2) 4 blade propellers

68' Monohull Survey Boat

This welded aluminum monohull survey boat from Armstrong Marine is as rugged as it is comfortable. Designed to endure long surveying trips in safety and comfort. The forward leaning raised pilot house offers increased visibility to the decks and the sea. This vessel comes with a full galley with stainless steel utilities and sinks. Two heads with showers, sinks and toilets, as well as a single head with a sink. Accomodations are a forward stateroom with double bunks, as well as four crew rooms, also with double bunks.

Hull

  • LOA 68'
  • Beam 21'6"
  • Monohull

Deck Accessories

  • Hydraulic A-Frame
  • 4'x6' Moon Pool
  • Kinematic 16x22 Anchor Winch

Superstructure

  • Fwd Leaning Raised Pilot House

Galley

  • Full Size SS Appliances: Refigerator, Electric Range, Dishwasher, Chest Freezer, Microwave, Trash Compactor & Double Sink

Heads

  • Two Heads c/w Showers, Toilets and Sinks
  • One Head c/w Sink and Toilet

Accomodations

  • Four Crew Rooms c/w Double Bunks
  • One Fwd Stateroom c/w Double Bunk

HVAC

  • 65,000 BTU Marine Air Systems AC Unit
  • 13,5000 BTU Rooftop AC for Pilot House

Electrical

  • 24 VDC System
  • 120/240 VAC System
  • Two 21.5kW Onan Diesel Generators

Power

  • Twin Cummins QSM 11 610HP Diesels