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Semi-rigid inflatable boat SARGO

The launch-boat SARGO is at the service of the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP/UAç) since 1990.

This Marshall boat is 5.6 m long being specifically for coastal research (it supports mostly scientific scuba-diving work) around the islands of Faial, Pico and São Jorge.

This launch is equipped with a Yamaha engine (80 cv) and it can speed up to 30 knots at 5,400 rpm. It has a wide prow where all the equipment for 4 scuba divers can fit easily. The maximum number of people allowed in this launch is 6 (including 1 skipper, required for boat’s manoeuvre).


MAIN DIMENSIONS
Length o.a. 5.60 m

PROPULSION
Yamaha fuel
Yamaha (supplementary)
80 HP
50 HP

CAPACITY/AREA
Fuel tanks
Free deck space
20 l
2 m²

CRUISING
Autonomy
Cruising speed
Maximum speed
20 miles
15 knots
30 knots

ACCOMMODATION
Crew
Scientists
1
5

The launch-boat SARGO is coordinated by the IMAR - Institute of Marine Research, namely the Centre of IMAR of the University of the Azores.

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