Boats, Facilities & Platforms

The University of West Florida's Marine Services Center (MSC) provides diving platforms, research vessels and support staff for university sponsored projects involved in underwater research in and around the Florida Gulf Coast.


MSC Vessels and Platforms

The MSC has a number of vessels and platforms available which are suitable for a variety of uses. These include Pontoon boats and a research barge for coastal and estuarine research, as well as several craft which are suited for operations in deeper Gulf waters. For more information on watercraft available through the Marine Services Center, please consult the below list of vessels and their descriptions.

  • 1984 25' Boston Whaler
  • 1986 26' Grady White
  • 2010 26' Tritoon
  • 1990 24' Pontoon
  • 2001 22' Pontoon
  • 2006 20' Rhino 1
  • 2011 26' Rhino 2
  • 2012 27' Rhino 3
  • 2018 21' Rhino 4