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Research Vessel, The Princess Royal

Our state-of-the-art research vessel, The Princess Royal, was designed in-house by staff and students.

Ideal platform for research

The catamaran has established itself as the ideal platform for small research vessels due to its stability, large deck area and manoeuvrability.

Our unique marriage of the catamaran and the deep-vee hull form with anti-slamming bulbous bows gives enhanced seakeeping, efficiency and speed potential whilst maintaining its other inherent virtues.

With an operational area encompassing the North-East coast of England, it is no coincidence that the boat features tunnel sterns and the deep fore-foot of the Northumbrian Coble.

Research vessel

Available for hire

The boat was even built locally, with the winning tender awarded to Alnmaritec, a boat builder based in Blyth. The vessel is also available for hire for commercial and private charter.

We support and maintain The Princess Royal, with our Blyth Marine Station.

Track the Princess Royal

You can track the Princess Royal as she sails around the North Sea by visiting and inserting the name 'Princess Royal, UK'.

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