RV Princess Royal

Equipment Type: Small vessel

Newcastle University's new research vessel, The Princess Royal, has been designed in-house by staff and students in the School of Marine Science and Technology.

The catamaran has established itself as the ideal platform for small research vessels due to its stability, large deck area and manoeuvrability.

Our unique marriage of the catamaran and the deep-vee hull form with anti-slamming bulbous bows gives enhanced seakeeping, efficiency and speed potential whilst maintaining its other inherent virtues.

With an operational area encompassing the North-East coast of England, it is no coincidence that the boat features tunnel sterns and the deep fore-foot of the Northumbrian Coble.

The boat was even built locally, with the winning tender awarded to Alnmaritec, a boat builder based in Blyth.

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Neil Armstrong
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Classification MCA Category 2Sea state 4-5Range 400 nautical miles
Available for use/hire by external contacts