R/V CALETA is a 30 ft. (9 meter) aluminum vessel built in 1991 by Winninghoff Boats Inc., Rowley, MA. The R/V CALETA is designed for near shore (up to 15 nm) and estuarine operations. The vessel is adaptable to a wide range of scientific needs such as trawling, benthic sampling, SCUBA diving, seismic profiling, coring as well as a host of other interests and needs. The vessel is powered by a single Volvo TAMD 41 P diesel engine and DuoProp out drive. R/V CALETA’s deck gear consist of an A-frame rated at 1000 lbs. and a hydraulic winch with capstan rated at 1500 lbs. lift. capacity. A mast and boom is available with a lift capacity of 500 lbs.


LOA: 30 ft
Draft (I/O down): 3 ft
Fuel: 150 gal
Working deck: 13×9 ft
Desplacement: 9300 lbs

Electronics Include:

Garmin 172C Plotter
Furuno 1830 radar
Robertson Autopilot
Sitex Amber Depth Sounder
ICOM VHF Marine Radio

Safety Equipment:

1 six person life raft
Life jackets
ARC Class B Sateliite E.P.I.R.B.
Cold water immersion suits
Orange life ring


Chip Haldeman, DMCS Captain

phone: 848-932-3295