RV Solander


Owner Australian Institute of Marine Science
Builder Tenix Defence,Henderson, WA
Year built 2007
Hull Steel
Classification ABS A1 AMS
Length (oa) 34.9 metres
Beam 8.6 metres
Draft 2.8 metres
Displacement 415 tonnes
Service speed 11 knots
Range 2,700 nautical miles
Complement 18 people
Endurance 21 days
Main Machinery  
Main engines 2 x Cummins KTA19 M3
Auxiliary engines 2 x Cummins 6C-CP
Propulsion 2 x controllable pitch propellers
Bow thruster Keypower KP22
Navigation Equipment  
Radars 2 x Furuno 1964C-BB
Sounder Furuno ETR-30N
Sonar Furuno CH 250
GPS Furuno GP-37
Communication Equipment  
Satellite communication Inmarsat C, Fleet 77, Fleet 33
Mobile phone 3G – voice, fax, data and e-mail
Computing Facilities On-board server, LAN and wireless networks
Deck Equipment  
Work winch 4 tonne capacity
A-frame 8 tonne capacity
Hydrographic winch 350 kilogram capacity
CTD winch Livewire - carousel
Deck crane Palfinger PKM 120
Capstans 2 x 2 tonne
Auxillary vessels 2 x 5.5m and 1 x 4.6m Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs)
Dive compressor Bauer KAP 150 with Nuvair LP 560 providing Nitrox
Laboratory Equipment  
Moon pool 600 mm x 600 mm
Fume hood Dynaflow 1000
Lab and Deck Space  
Dry lab area Approx 20.6 m2
Wet lab area Approx 12.5 m2
Scientific freezer Approx 6.5 m3
Scientific office Approx 9.4 m2
Back deck area Approx 70 m2 (provision for half shipping container)