Originally built for the demands of the Bering Sea, Norseman Maritime commissioned the redesign of the 108’ R/V Norseman in summer 2005. The goal? To fold the best qualities of a tested ship into a new vision for research and expedition charters. With excellent results, the vision expanded, and a re-fit of Norseman’s sister ship, the 115' R/V Norseman II, was completed in the spring 2007.
The result--- two exceptional U.S. registered vessels specifically designed for extended research and expedition charter. Quality workmanship combined with the ships’ exceptional range, rugged construction and sea keeping abilities has resulted in vessels that are reliable in a wide range of conditions, safe, efficient and flexible. Each ship has ample dry storage room and two walk in freezers. These vessels are designed and operated to complete the mission.
With a range of at least 10,000 miles each of the vessels can sail and work in any corner of the Pacific. Yet their agility and relatively shallow draft allow them to operate safely in tight inshore passages and bays. Our vessels provide comfortable and spacious research platforms that provide ample space for equipment, computers, sample processing and relaxing after a long day of work.
Click on one of the links below to view the deck layout of either vessel:
Norseman Deck Layout
Norseman II Deck Layout