Achiever

Our dedicated research vessel, Achiever, is a Transport Canada certified 68 ft, steel hulled sloop that operates seven months a year on the BC coast. We acquired Achiever in 2004 as a platform for our 10,000nm marine survey studying the abundance and distribution of marine mammals and birds. Over the last twelve years Achiever has performed countless trips as a research and education platform for Raincoast and many others across thousands of kilometers of coastline. With Achiever, Raincoast also has the capacity to access our commercial hunting tenures, and monitor areas otherwise out of reach.

The inside of an engine with silver bars in a cross shape in front of a yellow box.

Winter on the Achiever

Winter maintenance aboard the Raincoast Conservation Research vessel, Achiever, continues with engine work on the 6 cylinder John Deere that propels the vessel all across the B.C. coast.

Looking out along the deck of a sail boat under a sail and out to sea.

Pea Soup

After a morning of pea soup fog, Achiever bursts into dreamlike Fall conditions. Raincoast Conservation heading south to join our teenage friends to inspire the next generation of Salish Sea Emerging Stewards.

A green boat lifted over a blue tarp with white writing on the side saying "Achiever."

Ship Shape

Raincoast Conservation research vessel “Achiever” going through its annual maintenance period. Hauled out at Stones Marina and thank you Nanaimo Yacht Charters for paint and Transport Canada inspection. 

A digital map with many scattered blue and red triangles in a channel marking the location of boats.

Exercise Salish Sea

The Gulf Islands were abuzz today as #BCEX17 day one of two were taking place. The exercise is the largest in Canadian Coast Guard history. The Achiever was not invited to participate…

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