Goodwin Marine Services began as a single boat operation in 2002, with owner and operator Captain Josh Goodwin providing his 42’ Wesmac fishing vessel as a research platform for various clients. With the addition of a hydraulic A-frame, deck winches, and a lab space, the F/V Shanna Rose was transformed into an ideal vessel for oceanographic research and data collection.
With the F/V Shanna Rose’s transformation complete, Goodwin Marine Services began providing support for CR Environmental through hydrographic and geophysical surveys, and environmental sampling and monitoring projects. Shortly thereafter in 2004, Goodwin Marine Services began a longstanding working relationship with Bluefin Robotics, currently General Dynamics Mission Systems. Our support of Bluefin Robotics includes extensive AUV support, dive operations, target deployment, and vessel support and maintenance.
As the demand for a larger platform grew, the keel was laid for the R/V Jamie Hanna, a purpose-built 55’ Wesmac hull design, completed by Clark Island Boat Works in 2012. Great care and attention to detail were used when designing the R/V Jamie Hanna, which created an ideal work environment for clients. With a full lab space, deck winches, a certified 5,000lb capacity hydraulic A-frame, retractable sonar pole, and ample deck space, the Jamie Hanna made for an incredibly versatile and stable work platform.
In order to serve an even greater range of purposes and to meet the growing demands of clients, Goodwin Marine Services began to research bigger and more viable vessel options. In 2017, considerable research led to the acquirement of the 110ft Graham offshore supply vessel, R/V James K Goodwin. Originally designed for the transport of goods and personnel to offshore oil platforms, the R/V James K Goodwin provided us with a sea-worthy and reliable vessel, capable of extended offshore missions and a wider range of services.
In 2019, we acquired a second 110ft Graham hull that is identical to the first, and named it the R/V Rachel K Goodwin. Along with ample deck space and sleeping accommodations, this vessel has a custom-made detachable A-frame with 27’ of vertical clearance that can easily collect twenty-foot vibracores.
In addition to providing years of support for GDMS Bluefin Robotics and CR Environmental, Goodwin Marine Services has conducted countless offshore research jobs for companies such as AECOM, APTIM, Battelle Labs, Coastal Engineering, Coastal Vision, Cornell University, Ecology & Environment, Epsilon Associates, FUGRO, Germano and Associates, Green Environmental, Inspire Environmental, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ocean Renewable Power Corporation, Ocean Tech, Teledyne Benthos, The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, The University of New Hampshire, The US Army Core of Engineers, The US Geological Survey, The US Navy, U-MASS Dartmouth, Woods Hole Group, and many more. This work has included AUV/ROV operations, geophysical and multibeam bathymetric surveys, mooring operations, dredge monitoring, ADCP/CTD sampling, grabs, vibracoring, video and habitat mapping, fisheries studies, and more.
With over fifteen years in the business, Goodwin Marine Services has remained committed to providing unparalleled inshore and offshore services to all manner of clients, ranging from the Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico.
For further information, contact Pete Whelan of Goodwin Marine Services
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