RESEARCH CHARTERS

When not fishing for salmon or albacore, the Bonnie Marietta is available for research and support charters on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, for the entire west coast. An owner-operated vessel can be a cost effective way to handle many ocean research needs. Captain Mark would be pleased to discuss the possibility of his participation in any of your projects.


EXPERIENCE YOU CAN COUNT ON 

Captain Mark has over 3 decades of experience in commercial and passenger fishing, and ocean research. He holds a United States Coast Guard Masters license, is Hazwoper trained, and holds certification in sea survival training. He has performed a wide variety of charter work with the Bonnie Marietta, including but not limited to, diver support, side scan, multi beam, sub-bottom profiling, core sampling, water sampling, oil recovery, marine mammal observation, and ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) support. (Click HERE for additional information about Captain Mark’s experience.)


A VESSEL TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

The Bonnie Marietta is a 38-foot fully equipped fishing and research support vessel, constructed with superior materials and workmanship. She is powered by a Cummins 210 horsepower main engine, a 10.5 KW Kubota generator, and includes a full compliment of electronics.  She can be outfitted or altered to meet specific job requirements. (Click HERE for in-depth information about the Bonnie Marietta.) 


PAST  CHARTERS INCLUDE:

  • Greenridge Science, Santa Barbara, CA, geophysical effects on rockfish, pilot study

  • Battalle, Sequim, WA, geophysical effects on rockfish, principal study.

  • UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, tagging deep-water rockfish, diver support.

  • Coastal Fisheries Foundation, San Raphael, CA, experimental longline study.

  • NMF, Long Beach, CA, marine mammal observation.

  • Clean Seas , Carpinteria, CA, oil spill recovery.  

  • Entrix , Walnut Creek, CA, diver support, bottom coring.

  • Kinnetic Labs , Santa Cruz, CA, grab sampling, diver support, bottom coring.  

  • Fugro , Ventura, CA, sub-bottom profiling, side scan sonar.

  • Marine Research Specialists, Ventura, CA, bottom and water sampling, ROV support, bottom trawls, plankton tows.

  • Coastal Resources Management, Corona Del Mar, CA, diver support.

  • Marine Resource Consultants, Santa Barbara, CA, diver support.

  • John E. Chance , Lafayette, LA, bottom profiling, side scan sonar, multi beam sea bat.

  • Racal Pelagos , San Diego, CA, side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling, diver support.

  • American Pacific Marine, Oxnard, CA, diver support.

  • Ceontic , Oxnard, CA, diver support.

  • Applied Marine Sciences, Livermore, CA, diver support.

  • Stolt Comex Seaway, Oxnard, CA, diver support.

  • Evans-Hamilton , Vicksburg, MS, wave rider deployment, diver support.

  • Marine and Coastal Environmental Sciences, Concord, CA, diver support.

  • World Com/MFS Globenet, Arlington, VA/Los Osos, CA, cable guard boat.

  • Ecomar , Goleta, CA, drill bit recovery, diver support.  

  • Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting, Ventura, CA, bottom sampling, diver/ROV support.

  • Moss Landing Marine Labs, Moss Landing, CA, "CICORE" support

  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, "CODAR" support and calibration

  • Liquid Robotics, Santa Cruz, CA, research vehicle recovery

  • Deep Solutions Inc., Clearwater, FL, fiber optic installation, diver support

  • TEG Oceanographic Services, Santa Cruz, CA diver support

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, SPRAY recovery

  • RESON, Goleta, CA, SEABAT diver support

  • TNC, Morro Bay, CA , bottom sampling

  • SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, ocean support/over flight testing