SeaArk Marine recently delivered two 2610 survey boats to the Army Corps of Engineers' Rock Island District. The vessels are assigned to Pleasant Valley, Iowa, and Lock and Dam 18 in Gladstone, Ill.
The boats are powered by twin Mercury Optimax 225-hp outboard engines with side-mounted dual controls and hydraulic trim tabs. These vessels can attain a top speed in excess of 34 knots, fully manned.
The 2610 survey vessel is based on a cathedral hull designed by Monticello, Ark.-based SeaArk Marine that provides the excellent lateral stability that is necessary for survey operations and is capable of operating in shallow waters.