Jervis Bay Commercial Marine

'RV Tarka'


RV Tarka is a mono-hulled vessel of heavy aluminium construction. She is 11m long and 4m wide with a large aft deck area fitted with all the deck machinery and electronic equipment needed for research and oceanography lifting and setting moorings, towing and many other commercial operations.

Main Engines 2 x 200hp Volvo Penta six-cylinder diesel giving a cruise speed of  17 knots
Generator 1 x 6kva 240V powered by a 15hp Yanmar silent pack
Power Sources 12V, 24V, 48V and 240V power supplies - all from a Powersine DC-AC inverter
Deck Equipment
  • An hydraulic piston pump drives the deck machinery
  • 1 x deck winch with 1000m wire cable plus windlass and chain grab
  • 1 x A-frame with reach from centre deck to over stern - 750kg lift
  • spare connectors for additional hydraulic equipment
  • engine steering station at winch controls
  • Large clear area on aft deck: 3.5m x 5m
  • Dive platform and ladder
  • Hydraulic facilities available for CTD winch
  • Radios - VHF, HF, 27meg marine and 27meg CB/PA
  • Atlas Deso 20 survey sounder with 33khz and 210khz transducers
  • 2 x Navico depth repeaters (one at winch controls)
  • 1 x Fuso water temperature and continuous readout LCD sounder
  • Sumlog VDO
  • Wind speed and direction unit
  • Furuno GPS
  • Furuno colour video plotter (GD-180)
RV TARKA is in 1C survey for up to 10 passengers to 30 miles to sea.

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