- Day cost is $179.06
A 21' Caroline Skiff with a 90 horsepower Suzuki motor with a 4 horsepower kicker motor. It has a 28 gallon fuel tank with a range of approximately 60 miles with an average 2.0 miles per gallon depending on sea conditions and speed. Vessel has all Coast Guard required safety equipment on board.
- Day cost is $641.99
A 29' Wooldridge aluminum boat with a Yamaha 250 Four stroke engine. It has 150 gallon fuel tank, with a 150 mile range running at 1.5 miles per gallon depending on sea conditions, and a maximum speed of 30 knots. It also has a generator and cabin air condition. Comes equipped with dual sonar mounts and desk area in cabin. Vessel has all Coast Guard required safety equipment on board.
- Day cost is $780.47
A 29' Aluminum Chambered Boat (ACB) with twin 150 horsepower Suzuki motors. It has a 130 gallon fuel tank with a range of 130 miles with an average of 1.0 miles per gallon depending on sea conditions and speed. It has the ability to store extra fuel on deck which will extend the range. The ACB has a fast response hull configuration and is able reach speeds of 30 knots in good seas and designed to handle rougher conditions if needed. A 5kw generator is on board and able to produce substantial amount of 110v electrical power. Open deck area with a davit boom and electric wench available. Vessel instrumentation components include a C120 RayMarine chart plotter with radar. Vessel has all Coast Guard required safety equipment on board.
- External (Non-USM) users: We currently require that we provide the boat driver and also passengers must sign a liability waiver. To reserve, contact the DMS office at 228.688-3177.
- Internal Users (USM - Stennis Network): All vehicle and boat use must be paid for. If you are uncertain whether a particular use is legitimate or whether the division will pay for it rather than a grant, ask before reserving the vehicle/boat. You MUST also file a float plan before we will release a boat to you. To reserve, follow the guidelines.
Information on chartering larger boats can be found on the USM Research Vessels page.