RV Zephyr

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  • San Francisco (-2001)
  • RV Zephyr (2001-2013)
  • "Zephyr" (2013-present)
Operator: Outbound Marine LLC
Builder: Colberg boat works
Laid down: 1972
Launched: 1973
General characteristics
Class and type: Research vessel
Tonnage: 119 GRT
Length: 79 ft (24 m)
Beam: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Installed power: 840 shp
Speed: 10 kn (12 mph)
Range: 2,500 nmi (2,900 mi) at 10 kn (12 mph)

The Motor Vessel Zephyr is currently owned by Ron Micjan and Ashley Paterson and is operated under the mantle of Outbound Marine LLC. The Zephyr was purchased from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in October 2013 and was moved to Portland Oregon and refurbished over the next 2.5 years into a custom cruising, small ship expedition vessel and is still ready for research work as well. www.zephyrnw.com

More Zephyr adventures and a history of the renovations here www.facebook.com/zephyrnw

Prior ownership of Zephyr was as a research vessel operated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). It was the primary platform of operations for MBARI's AUV program and it was then christened R/V Zephyr.

The original owner of the vessel was the San Francisco Bar Pilots who had her built to specification by the Colberg boat works in Stockton. http://www.shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/5small/inactive/colberg.htm