Riverside Oceanic provides marine solutions to the Australian and International hydrographic and marine research community. Our vessels provide a new standard in quality and flexibility for a hydrographic, oceanographic, geophysical, geotechnical, environment and site inspection surveys. 

These vessels are supported by an experienced shore team and crew to provide specialised support the development and execution of successful projects.

Our vessels are managed by mariners through a partnership structure which allows our crews to operate the vessels as their own. Together we are invested in our client’s success, and the future of our oceans.

We have been the main marine partner for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) for more than 20 years. 

Based in Townsville, Riverside Oceanic operates across Australia and the South Pacific.

Our key hydrographic and marine research vessels

Riverside Guardian

This vessel is an experienced hydrographic vessel based in Townsville, and was recently deployed in the Great Barrier Reef for a significant marine research project.

  • 33m length
  • 28 berths, 24 seat galley
  • Office, Dedicated First Aid Room
  • 140m2 deck area
  • Positioning System
  • Deck Crane – 9.43T @ 2.5m, 1.75T @ 13.7m
  • A-Frame – 20T SWL @ 3 .2m
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This vessel is a custom designed marine research vessel for marine biology teams on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • 34.9m length
  • 420m2 deck area
  • Capacity for specialised modules
  • Service speed 12 knots
  • Capacity for 16 people (including 4 crew members)
  • Can accommodate overnight stays and catering
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The Jubilee

This vessel provides a stable platform with capacity for long periods of time at sea; ideal for marine research operations on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • 34.9m length
  • 260m2 deck area
  • Accommodation on deck (can be tailored for size of crew)
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