Marine Science Research Vessel 

The Hugh R. Sharp is an acoustically quiet vessel designed by Bay Marine Inc. of Barrington, Rhode Island with sound engineering by Noise Control Engineering, Inc. of Billerica, Massachusetts. The 146′ coastal research vessel is designed to meet ICES radiated noise standards up to 8 knots.

Accommodations are available for up to 30 scientists on day trips and up to 20 scientists on longer overnight trips.


Silent running… The Hugh R. Sharp quietly serves marine science.  

Scientific facilities include wet and dry laboratories, winches, and the capacity to carry 20′ portable laboratory vans. Dynacon supplied the scientific deck equipment including hydraulic systems and an “A” frame.

The Hugh R. Sharp is partially funded through the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) along with University funds and private donors.