RV "Kaharoa" planned replacement ship

Type of vessel:  Fishery & Oceanographic
Design:  ST-361

36.1 m Multipurpose Research Vessel for NIWA, New Zealand


This vessel, designated ST-361, is designed by Skipsteknisk AS.

The vessel is outfitted and prepared mainly for the following duties:

  • Oceanographic surveys, incl. CTD water sampling 
  • Fishery research operations
  • Acoustic research operations
  • Environmental research and sampling operation incl. coring
  • ROV and AUV/ASV Surveys
  • Buoy/Mooring operations 

Main Characteristics

Length over all  36.10 m
Length between p.p.  33.00 m
Breadth moulded  9.50 m
Depth to main deck  4.70 m
Depth to 1st. deck  7.30 m
Speed  abt. 12 knots
Accommodation(Crew+Sci.)  15(6 + 9)
Gross tonnage  Below 500
Propulsion system  Diesel-Mechanical
Dynamic Positioning  According to IMO DP1