R/V Quickwater is a 41-ft Coast Guard cutter-class workboat. The twin-screw vessel utilizes twin Cummins V903 engines each rated at 307 Hp @ 2,600 RPM. The vessel was converted to a research vessel in 2014 and fully-instrumented to conduct “at sea” testing of novel powertrain and fuel technologies. The vessel is instrumented for fuel consumption, power output and emissions and has a dedicated on-board data logger which tracks vessel performance. Unique vessel features are described below.