Schiller Coastal Studies Center Vessels

R/V A.O.K.


'28 Parker center console with a touch screen chart plotter/GPS and associated Garmin radar. She has the latest VHF radio with digitally select channel/ DSC.For equipment she has a starboard side hauler and a stern taffrail to keep any nets from fouling with the motors. There is a custom table with room for a couple of computers and a 400watt 12V to 110V power inverter to plug into.  All the vessels safety gear is in compliance with United States Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Exam.  All the vessels are also under the Maine Department of Marine Resources ‘Special License’ for the collection of marine organisms for research and education. The vessel can carry up to 10 people including the Captain and 1 Crewmember.

R/V Laine


'21 Seaway (Earth and Oceanographic Sciences), the vessel has an electric windlass design with a davit to haul sampling equipment on the starboard side. The vessel has an 7’9” beam and is used close to the Colleges docks in Harpswell Sound. The boat is primarily heads to the research buoy and ties off the buoy for sampling and instructional purposes.  The vessel is equipped with a VHF radio, chart plotter, paper charts and necessary safety gear for up to 4 persons.


'21 Parker with 150hp Yamaha. The vessel is utilized for biological sampling primary in river estuaries. It has a beam of 8’.6” and drafts approximately 15”. The vessel has a VHF radio system, chart plotter, paper charts and all the necessary safety gear for up to 6 people. 

Maritime Skiff


'16 Skiff with a 40hp Yamaha. The vessel is a great working platform for sampling and going into the shallow estuarine.  It is a center console with ample deck space. Low freeboard allows for easy access of gear and persons.  The vessel has a VHF radio, chart plotter, paper charts and the necessary safety gear ideally for 2-3 persons.


'13 Whaler with a 50hp Honda. The vessel is used in the shallows for sampling. The vessel is equipped with a handheld VHF radio, paper charts and safety gear for 2 persons. 

For individuals interested in operating Schiller Coastal Studies Center vessels, you must complete the online Boating Safety Course as well as schedule a 'comment cruise' with the Marine Operations Manager. 

Boating Safety Policy

Boating Safety Online Course


For use of Coastal Studies Center Vessels Contact:
Captain Paul Joyce
Marine Operations Manager