Drew Grav-Graham
Achiever Captain and Marine Operations Manager

Drew is the Marine Operations Manager at Raincoast. He captains Raincoast’s research vessel, Achiever, as well as meticulously plans all the trips the boat makes. Coming from a variety of work backgrounds, from tourism, advertising photography, large ship construction/repair, and remote field work, Drew brings his passion for adventure and environmental conservation together in his role overseeing crew and operations as our research vessel Achiever travels around the coast, engaging with first nations communities, researchers, and mariners. 

drew [at] raincoast [dot] org

SV Achiever

Recent articles

A person in a yellow jacket looking through binoculars at the ocean.

Learning from the two lives of grad school

For the past year and a half, I have been completing grad school with Raincoast’s Applied Conservation Science Lab, investigating how group composition and prey sharing relationships are associated with…

Achiever in the sunset on a calm ocean.

SV Achiever: 20 years of research, conservation, and outreach

1989: Achiever was built in New Zealand and worked in the Arctic supporting wildlife conservation. 2003: Raincoast purchases Achiever and begins sea lice research, wolf research, and a scoping expedition…

The sailboat Achiever on the ocean with whales surfacing nearby.

Science and education on the water

Achiever is Raincoast’s magic carpet to remote working environments. While it ensures our safe and comfortable passage, Achiever needs ongoing care to provide this service. In the winter of 2023,…

Sailing vessel, Achiever, seen through the trees at sunset.

Job Posting: Summer Deckhand / Research Assistant

Raincoast’s Marine Operations Program is looking to hire a qualified deckhand and research assistant for a 3-6 month contract aboard our research vessel, Achiever. This position will involve both boat…