R/V Oceanus Boats


An Avon rigid-hull inflatable boat (RIB) is carried on the 02 Deck. 


  • Type: RIB
  • Length: 15.5 feet
  • Power: 40 HP long-shaft outboard motor
The boat is available for use by scientific programs for personnel transfer and for general utility work. Gasoline for the motor is always carried aboard the ship. Its size requires that considerable clear space be provided on the Main Deck for this purpose. The boat is operated by a member of the ship’s crew.

An additional Achilles inflatable boat suitable for diving operations is warehoused at WHOI and may be requested.