Field Operations: Boating and Diving

ECU Outer Banks Campus Research Vessels

CSI’s 42′ Duffy – “Miss Caroline”

The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) maintains a fleet of research vessels and technical equipment for research and education activities in the Outer Banks region. CSI may support activities outside of the UNC system when the activities align with the University mission and
resources are available to provide needed support.

Please contact Research Operations Manager, Corey Adams (adamsc@ecu.edu) for any questions about vessel use and current fees.

CSI Vessels

42′ Duffy – “Miss Caroline”

  • Offshore, nearshore and inshore capabilities
  • Draft approximately 4.5′
  • A-frame and hydraulic deck winch, 2000 lb capacity

    28.5′ Privateer – “Blackbeard”

  • 1000 hp Caterpillar diesel engine, cruise at 17 knots

28.5′ Privateer – “Blackbeard”

  • Offshore, nearshore and inshore capabilities
  • Draft approximately 3′
  • 300 lb capacity davit with electric windlass and manual winch
  • Twin Yamaha 225 hp engines

30′ Sightseer Pontoon – “Discovery”

  • Inshore use only
  • 25 person capacity
  • Twin 90 hp Mercury engines

    30′ Sightseer pontoon – “Discovery”

24′ Bentley Pontoon

  • Inshore use only
  • Yamaha 115 hp engine

24′ Carolina Skiff

  • Inshore use only
  • Draft approximately 1.5′
  • Yamaha 150 hp engine with electric jack plate

12′ Zodiac

  • 30 hp Tohatsu engine

    24′ Carolina Skiff

Seadoo Jetski

  • Inshore and nearshore capabilities
  • Beach launchable