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My excuses if this is not the right forum for this.

I'm writing a story that happens in a boat. Unfortunately my grasp of sailing is just slightly worse than my knowledge of quasntum physics or chinese literature. So maybe you people can give me a hand.

What boat would be good for a scientific research team (a crew of about 6, open sea), big enough but clearly low budget? What would be the best place to find pictures of it?

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I'm thinking a scientific research team would be on a powerboat not a sailboat but I guess artistic license being what it is ...
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I've always liked these for some reason.
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Looks cool. Thanks.
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If you move the story to antarctica, then Pelagic would be a sailing ship used repeatedly for research & photo missions.

Kip Novak's boat He has two -- I think one is about 65 ft and one about 75 ft approx
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Check this link out:

http://www.wyliecat.com/yachts/models/wyliecat_65.html

The first one is designed specifically for long range oceanic research
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If it doesn't have to be a sailboat, how about an old, converted commercial fishing trawler. That would be low budget. The choice of boats would depend somewhat on how it will be used. Is it just a platform for electronic instruments, or will it be used for diving, or to lift heavy items from the sea floor? The type of activity might dictate the type of boat you'll need.
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There's an article in this month's Sailing magazine about a sailboat that is being outfitted to do long-term oceanic research.
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