MV Copasetic

The MV ‘Copasetic’ is a 141′ Expedition Research Vessel built at Hike Metal Shipyard in Wheatley, Ont and launched in July, 2006. EYE worked with Hike Metal throughout the build process doing detailed design along with as-fitted drawings.

The vessel is classed and built under the survey of ABS for designation as A1 Commercial Yachting Service and is also built, inspected and certified to Maritime and Coast Guard (MCA) standards. She is powered by twin 1000hp Caterpillar engines and has a top speed of 14 knots.

In 2016 the Copasetic entered under new ownership and became the MY Marcato.  The Marcato was refit to suit the needs of the new owners in which EYE provided engineering support and 3-D conceptual design renderings for the various arrangement options.  ABS standards were followed throughout the refit to maintain the ABS designation.




LOA: 141′
Beam: 31′
Depth: 14′ 3″
 GRT:  491
Vessel Type: Research Vessel
Complement: Operational Crew + 12 Passengers
Classification: ABS +A1 Commercial Yachting Service +AMS
Main Engines: Caterpillar 3508B
2 x 1000 BHP @1600RPM
Propulsion: 2 x 5-Blade Screw Propellers
Cruise Speed: 13 knots
Max Speed: 14 knots
Fuel Capacity: ~74 000 litres
Water Capacity: ~23 000 litres
Shipyard: Hike Metal Shipyard


Machinery and Auxiliary Systems

The 3508B engine powering the yacht is built by Caterpillar. She is driven by five blade twin screw propellers. The main engine of the ship generates 1000 horse power (or 746 kilowatts). She is fitted with 2 engines, the sum thrust for the yacht is therefore 2000 HP / 1492 KW.

Two Kilopak 99kW generators supply 208/120VAC 3-phase power to the vessel. An engine mounted 24VDC alternator provides the lower voltage power to the vessel.


The vessel is outfitted as a luxury yacht with the ability of installing research facilities for the expeditions. The vessel is fitted with an aft swim platform which is integral to the structure. The main deck is fitted with multiple boat stowage cradles for the tenders and auxiliary water craft.

The Copasetic is fitted with a Quantum Marine Engineering QT-120 bow thruster. The thruster is a fixed pitch, hydraulically driven 105HP unit, there are four stations on board the vessel where the thruster controls are accessible.

A 4-fin roll stabilization system is installed to provide stabilization at a cruising speed of 10 knots.


Hull was crafted from steel with all superstructure fabricated from aluminum.

Design Drawings

160-02_1z-page-001 160-02_2z-page-001

Vessel Pictures and Renders