Construction Continues on 78′ Research Vessel for Florida Institute of Oceanography

The 78’ research vessel designed and engineered by Boksa Marine Design in 2015 is currently being built.

Design plans were finalized in Oct. 2015, and since June of 2016, Duckworth Steel Boats based in Tarpon Springs, FL has been managing the construction process.

Boksa Marine Design continues to provide production engineering support and construction oversight.

“The project is going well,” said Nick Boksa, president of Boksa Marine Design. “The shipyard is making good progress. There is a lot of specialized equipment which has been sourced and the next step will to ensure the proper arrangement of that equipment on the boat.”

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About Boksa Marine Design
Boksa Marine Design, Inc. is an independent design and engineering firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering, production engineering and consulting. Located near Tampa Florida, we work with clients all over the world including owners, operators, builders and shipyards.

Nick Boksa, president of Boksa Marine Design
Office: +1 (813) 654-9800

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