The Marine Science Department maintains a number of boats for education and research. Questions about the boats or reserving time on the boats, please contact the Boating Safety Program.

R/V Makani 'Aha
39' Force Cat

MARE Boat with a rainbow in the background
R/V Makani 'Aha
  • Meaning: "Four Winds"
  • Built in 2010, and repowered in 2012 with twin 305 Cummins engines
  • Hydraulic A-frame and windlass
  • 1000 Watt true sine inverter
  • Garmin GPS, 50/200 khz sounder
  • Communications system
  • Long range

Glacier Bay
27' Catamaran

Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay
  • Two Yamaha 150 hp motors
  • Garmin 1040xsv Navigation
  • Freshwater tank
  • SCUBA tank storage
  • Boarding ladder
  • Trailerable

Rigid Hull Inflatables
10 ft, 12 ft

Rigid Inflateable Boat with student crew aboard
Rigid Inflatable Boats
  • Trailerable

19' with 8 ft beam

GlassPro on trailor
  • Meaning: "Fiberglass construction, for professional boating"
  • Yamaha 115 hp outboard motor and 43-gallon fuel capacity
  • GPS
  • Cuddy cabin with dry storage
  • Trailerable

April Maru
25' Force Runabout

April Maru boat in background, swimmer in foreground
April Maru and diver
  • "Maru", Japanese for "Circle", ensuring a safe return.
  • GPS, 50/200 kHz sounder
  • Trailerable