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. 

SV Achiever

Recent articles

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…

Boat on a vast forested coastline at sunset.

Exploring the Southern Great Bear Rainforest aboard SV Achiever 

Raincoast controls the commercial hunting rights in five guide outfitting tenures, totalling over 38,000 km2 of the Great Bear Rainforest. That is an area larger than Vancouver Island. We have…

People in canoes in a river on a foggy day.

New adventures, old relationships

After a long journey from Vancouver, my colleague Persia Khan and I finally arrive in Port Hardy to meet Achiever. Captain Drew Graham is busy getting Raincoast’s 68 foot sailboat…

Birds eye view of SV Achiever on a dark ocean.

SV Achiever’s busiest year yet

When Achiever was purchased by us in 2003, our goal was to undertake several years of cetacean research that could inform the dialogue around oil transport and development on the BC coast.…