Presentation of boats

TZS has several boats / vessels for coastal research.

R/V SADURIA: R/V Saduria is a 14.4 m long research vessel that is equipped with a Hiab Sea Crane (lifting capacity 350 kg and 200 m of stainless steel wire) and a rope-winch. There is also basic laboratory facilities inside. Saduria has a capacity from 12 to 30 passengers depending of the traffic area. Saduria has a march speed of 8.5 knots.  Saduria is booked by contacting the skippers at TZS and planning the usage with them.

J.A Palmén (Kulkuri 34): J.A. Palmén (JAP) is a 10.3 m long vessel with large open deck area for working, warm cabin and a toilet on board. The large deck makes sampling from the boat easy and convenient. JAP can carry up to 12 passengers and it has a march speed of 17.5 knots. J.A. Palmén is booked by contacting the skippers at TZS and planning the usage with them.

R/V SAGA: R/V Saga is an air-cushion vehicle (hover craft) for transports on ice and water. Big doors and walk-around deck make Saga suitable for sampling also in open-water conditions. Saga is equipped with a warn-winch in the bow and also an arm for water sampling as well as a ladder for divers. Saga can take up to 7 passengers or 700 kg payload in area 3. Saga’s speed and range are very dependent on wind and ice conditions; this needs to be discussed with the skipper when planning a trip. Saga is booked by contacting the skippers at TZS and planning the usage with them.

9 - PALJU (Pioner Multi 5.3): Palju can carry up to 7 passengers in area 1 and 5 passengers in area 2 and it is especially good for diving. It has a flat bottom and large open area for working. In the front of the boat is a hatch that can be lowered down on the sea level for easy access in to the water and back.

8 - LOTA (Terhi 600): Lota has an inboard diesel motor and even if it is a slightly slower boat it has a proper ladder for divers and it can carry up to 10 passengers (or 6 divers). It is e.g. suitable for larger groups when working on the islands nearby the station or for courses.

7 - SEISKA (Pellinki 465 R): Seiska has a 25hp engine and it carries 5 passengers (3 divers). It has no swimming ladder and is most suitable for sampling from the boat or going to the nearby islands.

6 - BUSTER (Buster L): Buster L has a 60 hp engine. It is fast and easy to maneuver even in a bit windy conditions. Buster can carry up to 6 passengers (3 divers) and it has a small swimming ladder to climb in from the water.

5 - RAKETTI (Pellinki 465 R): Raketti is for similar use as Seiska. It has a 20hp engine and it carries up to 5 passengers (3 divers). Raketti has no swimming ladder.

2 & 3 & 4 - LINDER (Linder 400 Sportsman): The Linders have 9.9 hp engines and they are good when sampling in the local area around TZS. Linders carry up to 4 passengers (2 divers).

1 - MINIBUSTER: Mini Buster has an electrical engine. When using the Mini Buster you should stay within rowing distance from the station.

ROWING BOATS 1-4: Rowing boats can be used freely by those visiting TZS. Rowing boats need to be booked in advance via the online booking system.