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NOAA R4105 (historical)
Name: NOAA R4105 (historical)
Length: 41 feet
Beam: 14.08 feet
Draft: 4.08 feet
Speed: 24 knots
Displacement: 15 tons
Hull: Semi-Displacement, 5086 Aluminum
Year: 1979
The 41-foot Huron Explorer, a refurbished U.S. Coast Guard utility boat, uses 100% soy biodiesel for engine fuel and all natural vegetable oil-based lubricants. It is one of the first NOAA vessels to operate without any petroleum-based products. Displacement, full load 30,000 pounds, Displacement, less cargo 26,000 pounds.  The vessel underwent a second major rehab in the winter of 2010.

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