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Robert C. Seamans

Our Ships

SSVRobert C. Seamans

The SSV Robert C. Seamans is one of two tall ship research vessels operated by Sea Education Association, an internationally recognized leader in ocean education. Throughout the year, the ship hosts semester and summer voyages throughout the Pacific Ocean, including ports of call in Polynesia, Fiji, American Samoa, and New Zealand. Track its current position through the SEA Currents blog.

Seamans Specifications

  • Owner and Operator: Sea Education Association P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, MA
  • Displacement: 350 Tons
  • Construction: Steel; built 2001 J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA
  • Length Overall: 134.5 feet / 41 meters
  • Length on Deck: 111.4 feet / 34 meters
  • Draft: 13.9 feet
  • Beam: 25.5 feet
  • Sail Area: 8554 sq. ft. / 795 sq. m.
  • Auxiliary Engine: 455 horsepower Caterpillar diesel
  • Complement: 40 persons
  • Area of Operation: World Oceans
  • Classification: American Bureau of Shipping A1 and A
  • Rig: Brigantine