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Marine Solutions has four vessels to cater for a wide variety of project types and working conditions. All four vessels are in commercial survey.

We have a purpose built planing hull 6.0m aluminium research vessel “The Marine Solution“, fitted with bathymetric and habitat mapping equipment, and with dive entry and exit fixtures for research divers. In addition, the vessel is fitted with computer logging equipment and towed video with recording capability. Furthermore it has powered lifting davits and sieving attachments for lifting and manoeuvring heavy sampling equipment, a tender vessel and two sit-on-top kayaks.

Our 15m research vessel “Schouten Pass” has the capacity for handling larger projects. This vessel provides accommodation for up to 8 in three cabins, and has significant deck space and interior work areas. It can be configured as required to provide targeted capability for individual projects. It is fitted with substantial lifting and hauling facilities, refrigeration, hot and cold water, and large deck space.

Our outboard powered “The Small Solution” small rigid hull inflatable boat is suitable for near-shore rivers, lakes and sheltered shallow waters.

A recent addition to our fleet is “The Environmental Solution”. This vessel is a 6.0m Hobson trihull with twin 90 horsepower engines. It has powered lifting davits and sieving attachments for lifting and maneuvering heavy sampling equipment, and is capable of accommodating our vessel-mounted ADCP set-up.  It is equipped with sounder and GPS for bathymetric mapping.  With a dive ladder and a very stable work platform, “The Environmental Solution” is a suitable platform for conducting dive work. It is primarily based in Macquarie Harbour, for increased capacity in the west/north west region.