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 Achiever at sunset.

Could you join Raincoast aboard our research vessel in 2018?

Could you join Raincoast aboard our research vessel in 2018? “Over the past 12 years and countless nautical miles Raincoast’s dedicated research vessel Achiever has clocked in over 10,000 engine hours plying coastal waters to support our research, education and conservation programs. 2017 was no different with Achiever spending 7 months during spring, summer, and …

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Nick Sinclair rests on the wheel of the sailboat

We’re grateful for many things – not least a fantastic team

We’re grateful for many things – not least a fantastic staff. Pictured here is Nick Sinclair (@sinclairne on Instagram), skipper of our research vessel Achiever. From leading trips into the Great Bear Rainforest with research partners, media and guests to converting Achiever into a floating classroom for youth engagement, Nick keeps us safe, entertained and …

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The Achiever rests in the Great Bear Rainforest.

2016 marked Achiever’s 10 year refit

Here is Achiever’s story, as published in Tracking Raincoast into 2016. It begins with a few short words in Tracking Raincoast into 2003: “We’re looking for a research vessel.”   By 2004, we had found and acquired Achiever – a passenger sailboat built in New Zealand by Kiwi designer Bo Birdsall. Achiever spent her formative years …

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