Small Boat Fleet

Our vessels, available for research and education purposes, are well-suited for working in the shallow bays and coastal areas of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Our boats are equipped with USCG approved and required safety devices, VHF radios, GPS, and depth-sounding devices. Click here for rates. Reserve a boat or kayak by using our on-line reservation form. Check for availability, using our Small Boats Calendar

Note:  All scheduled reservations for small boats require completion of a FLOAT PLAN.  There are two different plans:(1) FLOAT PLAN - Onsite - in which FSUCML boats launched at the marine lab are operated onsite in waters inland of Dog Island and (2) FLOAT PLAN - Offshore Offsite,  in which FSUCML are trailered offsite, operated offshore, or both. If you have questions, please contact FSUCML at 850 697 4120. The float plan can be filled out online, downloaded to your device, and then printed out for signatures. 

28' Catamarans (3)

90-hp outboard - Maximum capacity: Twelve (12) people - Max. weight (people & gear) = 2400 lbs. Draft = 20". Handheld GPS units available

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18' Polar

70-hp outboard - Maximum capacity Five (5) people - Max. weight (people & gear) = 1200 lbs. Draft = 10". Hummingbird Helix X5 sonar & GPS

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16' Carolina Skiff

25-hp outboard - Maximum capacity Three (3) people - Max. weight (people & gear) = 600 lbs.  Draft = 8".
Handheld GPS units available

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19' Dusky

115-hp outboard - Maximum capacity Five (5) people - Max. weight (people & gear) = 1500 lbs. Draft = 20".  Hummingbird Helix X5 sonar and GPS unit.

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28' Twin V

Two 150-hp outboards – Maximum capacity: twelve (12) people – Max. weight (people & gear) = 2600 lbs (requires FSUCML boat captain). Draft = 18". Lowrance HDS12 SI, sonar, and GPS unit

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26' Calcutta

Two 115-hp outboards - Maximum capacity: ten (10) people – Max. weight (people & gear) = 2400 lbs (requires FSUCML boat operator). Draft = 13". Garmin GPSmap 4212 Sonar and GPS unit.

 

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12' Kayak

Kayak Fleet consists of three tandem and five single person kayaks. Paddles and life vests are supplied. Handheld GPS unit available.

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14' Zodiac

25-hp outboard - Maximum capacity: six (6) people - Max. weight (people & gear) = 1280 lbs. Draft = 12".  Handheld GPS unit available.

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For more information regarding operating requirements for small boats, please click here.


Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 9:41 AM