The Tiki has performed surveys with Side-Scan, Magnetometer, Multi-Beam, Chirp and Spark for Geophysical and Bathymetric Surveys, also buoy placement and retrieval, under water search and retrieval operations for the United States Geological Society (USGS), Fugro Atlantic, North Carolina University, and other Universities. While the homeport being Ocean City, Maryland, the Tiki will travel the East Coast, Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. The TIKI crew will tailor the vessel for your needs if necessary.
Captain H. Drexel Harrington (owner/operator) and his son, Captain H. Drexel Harrington lll, are both 200-ton Captains and have worked this vessel for the past 14 years. Captain Stormy has 45 years of ocean experience and his son and first mate, Drex, has 18.
Both Captains also have experience in Commercial Fishing, Shark collecting for Aquariums around the world for the past 20 years, and term Charters in the Caribbean and East Coast onboard the Tiki XIV. They also are certified Dive Masters.
The Tiki XIV is an 80ft. refurbished, steel trawler fully equipped with:
20 ft. A Frame
300 sq. ft. open deck aft
2,000 lb. capacity crane for loading equipment
400 sq. ft. sheltered deck
Closed Salon for equipment and electronics
Berthing for up to twelve guests in five staterooms
Three bathrooms in guest area for gender separation
Full Work Shop equipped with most hand tools and full welding equipment
2 VHF Radios
2 / 72 mile Radars
2 / GPS Plotters
2 Depth Sounders
1 / 40 KW Generator
1 / 30 KW Generator (Both generators can run at the same time and are capable of delivering single and three phase electric.)