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Semi-rigid inflatable boat Zífio

The launch-boat ZÍFIO is at the service of the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP/UAç) since 1999.

This Marshall boat is 5.64 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 (90 cv) and it can speed up to 35 knots at 5,500 rpm. It has a wide prow where all the equipment for 5 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. 5.64 m

PROPULSION
Yamaha fuel
Yamaha (supplementary)
90 HP

CAPACITY/AREA
Fuel tanks
Free deck space
40 l
2,5 m²

CRUISING
Autonomy
Cruising speed
Maximum speed
40 miles
77 knots
35 knots

ACCOMMODATION
Crew
Scientists
1
5

For more information, contact the skipper Renato Bettencourt (rmartins@notes.horta.uac.pt) and/or the scientist in charge Pedro Afonso (afonso@notes.horta.uac.pt).

The average cost of operation inputed for this boat is 50,000 PTE per day.

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

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