R/V Maritime Maid

About the Vessel

R/V Maritime Maid, an 86 foot steel vessel, offers an ideal base for helicopter-assisted marine research.

Operating in Alaskan waters since 1987, the vessel’s primary charters are scientific, seismic and volcanic projects. A refit in 2009 included hull to ABS standards, rebuild of main engines and generators, new wheelhouse, and electronics upgrades.

She has an 8,000 mile range, burns 300 gallons per day at cruise (10 knots) and 100 gallons per day at anchor. The boat is capable of carrying 5,600 gallons of fresh water, has a 600 gal/day fresh water desalination system, washer/dryer and ample dry and cold storage. In its standard configuration the boat carries one aluminum auxiliary skiff.

R/V Maritime Maid and her crew are fully licensed by the US Coast Guard. She has a current USCG inspection and has passed all USCG requirements for safety and seaworthiness. Proof of certifications available upon request.

Vessel Details


The vessel has a full service galley with modern electric range/oven, 47 cubic foot refrigerator, 54 cubic foot freezer, and additional fridge and freezer space on deck. Full size deep-well sinks, compactor, microwave, and two coffee makers. DVD, VHS, stereo surround sound are available for entertainment or instruction.


There are five staterooms for passengers. All are separate from galley and wheelhouse. Four staterooms sleep three, another sleeps four and another sleeps two. All have drawers and storage space for personal gear. Crew quarters with four bunks in the foc’sle are separate from the passengers.

There are three heads (bathrooms) on board, complete with a shower, sink and toilet to accommodate our clients. The boat is capable of carrying 5,600 gallons of fresh water. There is sufficient water for all passengers to shower daily.


Located under the shelter deck adjacent to the aft living quarters. Used by researchers as main base of operations for computers and office space.

Pilot House

The vessel wheelhouse sits forward on the upper deck with quarters for the Captain and one crew member. There are port and starboard exit doors accessing the main deck and helipad. It is equipped with modern electronics including two radars, two depth finders, two GPS plotters, two compasses, two VHF radios, two SAT phones, SSB radio, Sailor 150 internet and Sky Tracker.

Outside Decks

There are two deck levels. The upper deck accesses the wheelhouse/helipad and carries an aluminum skiff. A crane can launch the skiff from either side of the boat.

  • Radar: Furuno FR 1940 48 mi; Furuno FR 1942 64 mi. w/GPS
  • GPS: Northstar 962 Moving Map (1); Garmin with PC Map Plotter (1)
  • Auto Pilot: Robertson 45
  • Fathometers: Furuno (1), Northstar (1) ,Eagle (1)
  • Radios: SEA 222 (SSB) (1); ICOM VHF-FM (2); King Air VHF (1); FM (1); C.B. (1)
  • Telephones: Iridium satellite phone (2); Motorola cell phone (1); Sat Com E-TRAC (1)
  • Miscellaneous: Raytheon Hailer; Furuno Weather Fax; Skytrac (1) Printer; SAT Compass, Sailor 150 Broadband.

Ample lifesaving equipment is on board, including immersion suits, type one PFD’s, MOB marking lights, EPIRB, life-rings and two 10-man emergency rafts.


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