Texas A&M Galveston’s R/V Trident Awarded Significant Workboat of the Year

TridentAt the International Workboat Show held this week in New Orleans, Texas A&M University at Galveston’s new R/V Trident was named a Significant Workboat of 2015.  The Trident was designed in conjunction with Fyffe Yachts in Kemah, Texas and constructed by GEO Shipyards in New Iberia, Louisiana with an emphasis on efficiency, durability and multi-mission capability.

Texas A&M Galveston took delivery of the new $2.5 million dollar research vessel in June 2015.  This state of the art custom vessel supports the academic, training and research needs of the growing Galveston campus.

In order to receive the award the boat must come into service in 2015 and have a uniqueness that sets it ahead of other vessels featured in Workboat Magazine.  The magazine’s editors highlighted the Trident’s multi-mission capability, fuel economy and speed as deciding factors in the award.