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Research Vessel For Sale

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2019-11-14
The R/V Gaylord Nelson is on the market Please see the description below:

OPERATOR: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Sturgeon Bay Fisheries, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

HOME PORT: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

HISTORY: The Gaylord Nelson was built in 1992 in Prince Edward Island, Canada and was originally used to harvest lobster in the Atlantic Ocean. The Department purchased the boat in 1999 and brought it to Lake Michigan. Over the next several years, the boat was retrofitted with a Crossley gillnet lifter, trawl wheel, trawl winches and a new engine so that we could complete our fisheries assessments on Green Bay and Lake Michigan. In 2011, the Department built a new fisheries research boat, the RV Coregonus, that was capable of all the functions of the Gaylord Nelson. Between 2011 and 2018, the boat was used by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to complete assessments in Green Bay and Lake Michigan but now the Department has decided to sell the boat.

DESCRIPTION: The RV Gaylord Nelson is a modified lobster boat. It is aluminum hulled, 45 feet long, a beam of 15 feet, a draft of 5 feet, and a displacement of 12 tons. The work deck is very large and encompasses most of the boat aft of the pilot house. The vessel is fully operational and has been put up for sale due to a new vessel being built.

Propulsion: The vessel is powered by a 350 hp Cummins diesel engine 6CTA8.3-M1 with Twin Disk MG-507-1 that was installed in 2002. Total engine hours are 2,849.

Other Equipment: • Azimuth digital compass and Ritchie magnetic compass • Icon IC-M45 and Icon IC-M604 radio and loud hailer • Raymarine 430 loadhailer • Davis Weatjer Wizard III • Simrad AP28 autopilot • Furuno Navnet VX2 Radar / Chartplotter / Sounder • Garmin 2006C GPS • Lowrance LMS 350A GPS / Chartplotter / Sounder • Crossley 12” gill net lifter with roller assembly • Hawbolt model 3636 trawl reel • Hawbolt trawl winches (HSF-0616) • Dual fuel tanks • Viking DK+ Solas A, 8 man lift raft • 8 type 1 life jackets

The boat is currently out of the water. Inspection of the boat and fisheries equipment is highly encouraged before bidding. To schedule an inspection or questions about this boat should be directed to Bradley Eggold, Bradley.Eggold@Wisconsin.gov, 414-303-0138, Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm. **Please note at least a 48 hour notice is required for inspections** 

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