Vessels Under Construction
The 78’ (24m) all welded steel USGS Research Vessel ARCTICUS incorporates modern marine standards and state-of-the-art technology to safely and effectively conduct fisheries research. The R/V ARCTICUS will perform critical scientific and mission-related tasks, including dragging lake bottom nets, catching fish, and using sound-waves to detect fish and assess their abundance.
The 89’ (27m) all welded steel passenger vessel is styled to complement the existing Wendella fleet. She will be used for Wendella’s signature Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour, specialty cruises and private events in Chicago, IL. The new passenger vessel includes a climate control main deck area and an upper deck with ample space to enjoy the Chicago skyline views.