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Introduction Oceanographic Research Vessel Alguita is a 50 foot, 25 ton aluminum hulled sailing research catamaran. Designed by the pioneering catarmaran workboat experts at Crowther Designs Australia, ORV Alguita is capable of deploying a wide array of marine oriented scientific instruments. With over a kilowatt of solar panels, and a proven cutter rigged sail plan, her range is virtually unlimited. The over 4 meter high A-frame, coupled with 600 meters of 8mm steel cable can service surface, midwater and bottom trawls, as well as benthic grabs and CTD rosettes. Alguita is equipped with twin 75 HP Yanmar diesel engines, a 16 KVA Mase generator, and a small wet lab.