b'MEMBER NEWSMEMBER NEWS All American Marine is AwardedContract for Offshore Wind Survey VesselA ll American Marine (AAM) has been awarded a contract to build a research andhydrographicsurveyvesselfor Geodynamics,anNV5company.TheR/V Shackleford is a 73 x 26.7 semi-displacement aluminum catamaran hull.The vessel will share the fundamental and primary design elements oftheDukeUniversityMarineLabsR/V Shearwater and Blue Tide Puerto Ricos R/V Blue Manta that were previous built by PVA member AAM. Both have proven to be success-ful in their near-coastal research environments.The vessel, named after the southernmost bar-rier island in the Cape Lookout National Sea- this hull design is fundamental for Geodynam- The R/V Shackleford integrates a symmetrical shore chain, will be constructed to USCG Sub- ics continuing expansion of their nearshore/ andasymmetricalcombinedhullshape,bow chapter T standards and will primarily operatemid-shelf hydrographic and geophysical surveywave piercer, and a patented hydrofoil-assisted off the eastern seaboard of the United States.operations; specifically customized to serve thehull design. The hull and hull components are The twin-engine speed and unique stability ofburgeoning offshore wind sector. designed to break up wave action and ensure reduced drag while enhancing passenger com-fort. This design is proven to have both low-wake wash energy and increased fuel economy. This advanced hull shape was custom designed using digital modeling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis testing. The vessels design offers a smooth ride and comfort, as the hull provides a cushioned effect when encoun-tering waves. The R/V Shackleford consumes approximatelythesamegallonspernautical mile throughout the estimated cruising speed of 18-24 knots, with a fuel-efficient survey opera-tion speed of 4-8 knots, fully laden. With a large fuel capacity of 1500 gallons, this fuel-efficient design will be able to hold up to 16-day passen-SeaChange, San Francisco CA gers / 8 live-aboard plus 3 crew. The propulsion packageincludes2xfixedpitchpropellers, powered by twin CAT C18 D ACERT, Tier 3 Engineered for weightengines, rated at 803 bhp @ 2100 RPM driving optimization and vesselZF 665V remote mounted gearboxes.performanceOnboard the vessel, passengers and crew have ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF ALL AMERICAN MARINE Low maintenance comfortable live-aboard quarters, large state- Lightweight of-the-art lab spaces, as well as a range of the latest oceanographic equipment in which toLow re load conduct a variety of missions.For more information onThis vessel will enable Geodynamics to take customizations and pricing,theirbusinesstothenextlevel,provideun-contact Zackery Reed onmatched services and expand their scientific ac-949-656-6370 tivities on the east coast significantly, said Ron Wille, AAM president & COO. The vessel will also help advance the rapidly growing windfarm industry on the East Coast and beyond. FOGHORN 34'