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.

Marine operations

Marine operations

The past year saw Achiever and crew as busy as ever with research projects, monitoring visits to our hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest, and playing a central role in our expanding program of youth education in the Salish …

At the shipyard

At the shipyard

2018 shipyard aboard Raincoast Conservation research vessel “Achiever” is complete! With coats of primer and paint applied, a few new ball valves, a shinned up prop and few other upgrades, Achiever is back in the water. A big thanks to …

Ship Shape

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 row of painted yellow chains hang over wooden frame with blue tarp and paint cans underneath.
A green boat lifted over a blue tarp with white writing on the side saying "Achiever."
Reaching 10,000 hours

Reaching 10,000 hours

10,000 hours and going strong! Raincoast Conservation Research vessel Achiever hitting a milestone this fall from her tireless efforts of conservation science, youth engagement, media, and funder trips. Seems fitting to hit the milestone during a stormy fall day.…