Ship’s Layout

Our Ship, R/V KATE

Originally built as a pleasure yacht, the 65-foot Research Vessel Kate was converted to a live-aboard charter vessel in 1986.boat_layout

Safe and comfortable, the R/V Kate is equipped with full amenities, including an abundance of hot fresh water, air conditioning, comfortable beds, an entertainment center including DVD, VHS, and CD players, media library, 110-volt electricity, an extensive galley (kitchen), two clean heads (restrooms) with large stand-up showers, and a full sundeck as well as scuba diving, fishing, and snorkeling equipment.

In addition to the onboard amenities, the vessel is equipped with ample safety equipment including an extensive safe-a-vacation first aid kit, oxygen, full navigational electronics, VHF and SSB radios, life jackets, life rafts, fire extinguishers, and an inflatable dingy.

Life on board the R/V Kate is informal and relaxing. While enjoying your solitude, you will encounter a stress free atmosphere where dressing down is encouraged, and world news is only in the back of your mind.

The R/V Kate is separated into several clean and sanitary areas including sleeping accommodations, heads, salon, and sundeck. Sleeping accommodations are in two spacious cabins. The bow cabin has two double and four single beds while the side cabin has four single beds. The beds are upper/lower bunk-style with privacy curtains and individual reading lights. Although there is ample room for guests, please be considerate and pack light.

Each of the heads on the R/V Kate has large stand-up showers, electric push button toilets, household sinks with hot and cool water, mirrors, and 110-volt electrical outlets.

For your comfort, the salon has cushioned benches and single chair seating surrounding two large tables and an entertainment center. On the other side of the salon is the galley. You will find ample space for your camera and video equipment with 110-volt electrical outlets easily accessible for charging your batteries.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARegardless if it’s sun, gorgeous islands, blue water, amazing marine life, the sundeck on the R/V Kate offers an ideal location for sunbathing or sight-seeing. Partially covered, there is also space for additional kayaking, diving, or snorkeling equipment. The aft deck has a wide swim platform with a Christmas tree ladder for easy exits and entrances as well as a fresh water rinse hose and camera bin.

Meals on-board the R/V Kate include outstanding home-style cooking. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared fresh while snacks including fruit, nuts, and sweets are always available. Just think… you’re on vacation, you don’t even have to do dishes.

Sample meals include: Breakfast – eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, toasts, cereals; Lunch – soups, sandwiches, tacos, pizzas, and fresh salads; Dinner – chicken, beef, fresh fish, potatoes, rice, fresh salads, pastas; Desert – ice creams, pies, brownies.

Refreshments such as ice water, juices, coffee, hot and cold tea, and lemonade are included.

The Dive Deck

The roomy carpeted dive platform is perfect for a giant stride into the crystal clear blue water of the Bahamas, and the wide Christmas tree style ladder make your egress from the water effortlessly.

The Stern Deck

There are fourteen tank racks for you to pick a spot to gear up at. There's space underneath each spot for you to place you fins and other loose items.