SeaArk Marine, Monticello, Ark., delivered its 27 ft. all-welded aluminum Commander model to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners of Newark, N.J.
Named R.V. Passaic River, the vessel will be utilized for water quality sampling and general environmental clean-up work in the Passaic River and in Newark Bay - in addition to utilization for educational purposes.
The vessel boasts a deep-vee hull, which provides proven performance and a smooth, dry ride, as well as SeaArk's standard 25 ft. hull stretched to 27 ft., allowing additional room for equipment on the recessed rear deck. A fully enclosed and insulated cabin was also extended to house two bench seats/storage boxes and a worktable, as well as two pilot seats.
Standard equipment present on all SeaArk Commander models includes heavy duty three-in. D-shaped rubber bumper, three heavy duty 2.5-in. mooring bitts, foam flotation and navigation lights. Electronics include Ritchie lighted compass, two Jabsco floodlights and Raytheon radar.
Outfitted and equipped with a 500-lb. capacity lifting davit with winch, removable tow post and shore power package, Passaic Valley's SeaArk is powered by twin 225-hp Johnson Outboard engines able to reach speeds of more than 52-mph during builder's trials