M/V Sea Life Discovery was built by Midship Marine, Harvey, LA. She has a COI for 49 passengers and has a Limited Coastwise endorsement that includes Catalina Island.
This one of a kind semi submarine is unique in that it has seating for 49 below in the underwater viewing area and seating on the main deck above water. Other like vessels have one or the other. Her twin John Deere diesels provide a top speed of 7 knots and a cruising speed of 5 knots. Specially designed rudders and a bow thruster provide excellent maneuvering capabilities. An enclosed aft deck provides shelter, a food service area and retail space. She is equipped with a full suite of navigation electronics, PA , sound and HD display system w/ multiple monitors installed.
Hauled for service and bottom paint September 2019.
These and her unique design features equip M/V SLD to be successful for a variety of missions possible involving tourism, underwater research or education.