It’s the sound we’ve all been waiting for, the sweet hum of RV Investigator’s massive MaK engines being started for the first time.

How awesome!

Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel has three engines:

  • Maker – Caterpillar MAK KIEL
  • Model – MAK 9 M25C
  • Engine Power – 3000KW@750RPM

Here are some images to recap on the journey these giants have made.