Castletown, Portland, Dorset UK DT5 1BD

 

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GOOSE  is the most recent addition to our fleet and  is an Evolution 38 hard boat, approximately 12m long. It is powered by a single Cummins QSC8.3 Diesel engine producing just under 500 HP with a an additional 4 HP bow thruster to help in tight spaces.


Purposebuilt with comfortable diving in mind, Goose is set to cruise with 12 twin set divers with stage cylinders at around 18 knots, reaching 20 knots.

Goose has a diver lift, outdoor toilet and a large wheelhouse and foredeck for divers to travel in comfort. The spacious Goose is a steady platform at sea and a divers bench built to order allows 12 divers, even with twin sets and stage bottles, to kit up while sitting and resting prior to their dive.  The boat is also equipped with a microwave oven that can be used to warm your pasties, a water boiler for gratis post-dive soup, coffee and hot chocolate rounds, making it an ideal platform even for the most distant dive sites.


[Above Left] Spacious deck and outdoor toilet complement the comfort Goose offers to divers. [Above Right] Deck before diver bench fitting shows motor driven lift with manual override. The purpose built bench on Goose comfortably supports 12 kitted divers in the above area.

[Above] Goose is equipped with modern technology. We even have normal electricity both via plug and cigarette lighter adaptor for laptops. Navigation instruments are sent to a multifunctional display where if required radar/wreckfinder/chart plotter can all be viewed separately or all together dividing the screen to suit the skipper. There is also a separate digital fish-finder that will also display GPS numbers and speed as backup. In addition, the multifunctional display can dedicate the whole screen to the chart plotter with the radar picture overlay, this would enable for instance you to know the precise position of any contacts i.e. another dive boat or a ship on its way. There are two VHF DCS radio's an auto pilot and a 3D chart program running on a laptop to give divers a pictorial view of their dive site, which can also be used for survey work giving a 3D view of the bottom and how broken and spread out the wreck is. Goose is also equipped with heating and hot air vents up the window screens to stop misting when the wheelhouse gets wet with divers.  The forward cabin has been opened up to provide extra seating.

 
[Above Left to Right] Microwave oven, sink and water boiler in the wheelhouse. Outdoor toilet on deck. Cummins diesel engine under deck and divers bench.

 


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