A dedicated research vessel, Achiever, is a coast guard certified 70 ft, steel hulled sloop that operates seven months a year on the BC coast. The boat can be fit to provide observer platforms, oceanographic equipment, freezer space, and other research specific requirements. It can accommodate up to 10 people and has substantial water and fuel capacity. The vessel undertakes research programs for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and partners with other research organizations such as the Institute of Ocean Sciences, the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.
About Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered through research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. They use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further conservation objectives. They call this approach ‘informed advocacy’. As a conservation science organization that operates a research lab, research field station and a research/sailing vessel, they are unique in Canada.
Raincoast research vessel Achiever will be undertaking a substantial refit here at Commodore’s Boats. Work to be done includes steel work from hull to superstructure. Check back often for most up to date photos and please visit our friends at their website – http://www.raincoast.org/
feature photo courtesy of Raincoast Conservation Foundation