The Sailboat

General specifications

Identification

  • Ship's name: FOREL
  • Flag: ROYAUME-UNI
  • Port of registry: PLYMOUTH
  • Year of construction: 2000
  • Upgrade: 2023
  • Official number: 189789
  • MMSI : 232046738
  • Call sign: MNIV2

Capacity

  • Crew berths: 6
  • Passenger berths: 6

Boat specifications

  • Overall length: 27,57 m
  • Draft: 2,33 m
  • Beam: 8,06 m
  • Gross tonnage: 114 T
  • Net tonnage: 34 T
  • Engine power: 2 x 400 HP
  • Construction material: Aluminium
  • Cruising speed: 6,5 knots

Safety equipment

  • Lifejacket (SOLAS): 12
  • Immersion suit: 12
  • Liferaft: 2
  • Medical equipment: Yes

Computers and data storage

  • Internet access
  • Ethernet port
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Network storage (NAS 4TB)
  • Iridium + Starlink communication

Technical specifications

  • Winch: 12 -7.3 kN, 1500 m of Prima sheathed cable (3.6 T)
  • Seawater lines
  • Fresh water lines (desalination)
  • Power supply: 12 V, 24 V and 230 V and 380 V (three-phase)
  • Sounder: Furuno DFF3D and FCV 295
  • Radar: Furuno DRS4D NXT

Dinghy

  • Highfield 420, Suzuki engine 50 HP

Scientific equipment

Laboratories

Wet lab (8 m2)
  • MiliQ water
  • Laboratory articulated suction arms (hood Ø 350 mm)
Dry laboratory (5 m2)
  • Stirring cabinet (27 U)
Clean laboratory (5 m2)
  • Air extraction hoods (MAC 10 LEDC/STD): 2
SAS/storage room (3 m2)

General facilities

  • Chemical cabinets (flame, acid and base)
  • Refrigerator +3 to +16°C (558 L)
  • Freezer -9 to -30°C (499 L)
  • Air compressor
  • Diving equipment (2 pers.)
  • Oceanographic equipment

Oceanographic equipment

CTD
  • CTD unit (SBE 25Plus)
  • dO2 (SBE-43)
  • pH (SBE-18)
  • CDOM
  • PAR (SATPAR ICSW)
  • Chlorophyll-a and Turbiditéb (ECO-FLNTURD)
Micro CTD : RBR concerto
Rosette
  • Rosette 1018 General Oceanics
  • Niskin 8L bottles (12)
Ferrybox
  • OceanPackTM Classic (SubCtech)
  • Thermosalinograph (SBE-45)
  • Water inlet temperature sensor (SBE-38)
  • Oxygen (AADI 4835, Optode 4835)
  • pH (SubCtech)
  • Chl a (Trios NanoFlu)
  • CDOM (Trios NanoFlu)
  • Turbidity (STM 880nm)
  • Ocean view (Outdoor Notebook)
Depth monitor: ScanMar SS4
Sediment grab : Van Veen (5L)
Manta net: Hydro-Bios 438 (30 x 15 x 200 cm, 300 µm)
Flexible bucket: Length = 25cm, Ø = 11cm, mesh size 300μm
Mechanical flowmeter: Hydro-Bios 438 110

Ground equipment

  • InReach Explorer+ (Garmin) : 2

Vessel layout

FOREL Vessel layout