R/V Acadiana - Oceanographic Research Vessel

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The R/V Acadiana was designed and built by Breaux's Bay craft, Inc. in Loreauville, LA with funding for her construction provided by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Home port is at the Defelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA.

The vessel is outfitted to support research and educational activities in Louisiana coastal bays and nearshore waters.
  • Equipment

The R/V Acadiana has installed deck equipment including trawl winch, capstan and davits.  A profiling CTD and other scientific equipment can be provided as well.  Please contact marine superintendent for details.

  • Crew

    R/V Acadiana sails with captain and mate for trips lasting more than 12 hours.  A technician is available for an additional charge.  
  • Chartering

    Contact Marine Superintendent Joe Malbrough, jmalbrough@lumcon.edu or Chuck Guidry, cguidry@lumcon.edu


Length: 58 feet
Speed: 10 knots
Beam: 18 feet
Fuel capacity: 900 gallons
Draft: 4 feet
Endurance: 5 days

2 crew, 4 scientists
(Can accomodate 25 scientists for day trips)

Twin Caterpillar 3406 main engines, 650 total horsepower

Electric power:
One Northern Lights 22 kw 110/220 VAC single phase 60 cycle generator.

One SSB and 2 VHF radios, and one inshore and one offshore cellular phone.

Magnetic compass, 2 GPS Chartplotter/sounders, and autopilot

One 144 sq.ft. with running sea water, 12VDC, 110/220 VAC

Trawl winch w/ 500 feet of 1/4 inch cable. One hydro winch w/ 500 feet of 3/16 cable and one electromechanical winch w/ 500 feet of 3/16 inch single conductor cable.
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