Small Boat Program

Small boats at the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

The Marine School's small  boats are available for research activities only and include outboard-powered vessels ranging from a 12-foot skiff to a 22-foot center-console. The Eastern and Limulus are berthed at the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory located in Durham, NH. Boating facilities at Jackson Estuarine Laboratory include a pier with a 2,000 pound capacity crane and a floating dock with slip spaces for seven boats. 

The Galen J is berthed at the UNH Pier located in the Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex in New Castle, NH. The marine research pier is a 325-foot pier with fixed and floating docks which provides essential berth space for the UNH fleet as well as for NOAA's hydrographic research vessel, the Ferdinand R. Hassler. The Pier is outfitted with a 3-ton capacity crane.

All vessels must be operated by a certified operator.  (Reference Small Boat Program Manual - Section 2.50) Proof of certification is required. A certified boat operator can be provided at an additional fee.  See below for vessel specifications, fees, and request to use the vessels. User agreements are required for all vessels and certificate of insurance required for all non-UNH users.

All users are required to read and acknowledge the Small Boat Program Manual.

Please use the links below to request a boat. Before making your request, please check the small boat calendar for availability. The fees listed below are for UNH internal users only. Additional fees will apply for external users. Fees listed below are as of July 1, 2020. Fees are reviewed annually and new rates are posted on or about July 1 each year.

If you have questions that have not been answered herein, please contact Dave Shay at dave.shay@unh.edu.

View Small Boat Calendars

Galen J

The Galen J is a 22' V-hull vessel with 135 hp outboard motor. It is equipped with a chart plotter, depth finder, AC inverter, dive ladder, SCUBA tank racks, lobster pot hauler, and davit. It has a semi-enclosed cabin.

Vessel Use Request

Rates:
> 4 to 8 hours $155.00
> 2 to 4 hours $83.00
2 hours or less $44.00
Rates affective until June 30, 2021

The Galen J

 

The Eastern

The Eastern is a 19' center console V-hull vessel with 90 hp outboard motor. The vessel is equipped with a chart plotter and depth finder. Can be equipped with a lobster pot hauler and davit.

Vessel Use Request

Rates:
>4 to 8 hours $116.00
>2 to 4 hours $61.00
2 hours or less $33.00
Rates affective until June 30, 2021

THe Eastern Vessel

 

Limulus

The Limulus is a 17' flat bottom, shallow water vessel with 75 hp motor. It is equipped with chart plotter and depth finder.

Vessel Use Request

Rates:
>4 to 8 hours $116.00
>2 to 4 hours $61.00
2 hours or less $33.00
Rates affective until June 30, 2021

The Limulus Research Vessel