Dive Boats for Sale
For Both Personal and Commercial Use
The marine industry is a business in which there are options for both commercial vessels as well as personal crafts. Dive boats are among the few vessels that are designed for both sectors. Primarily, the boat serves the purpose of bringing divers out to various locations for diving. The vessel is then used as a home base for the passengers. Here are some other aspects to know if you are looking for Dive Boats for Sale.Read More
Types of Dive Boats
Dive boats are available in multiple styles, as they are produced for many different dive purposes. Both professional dive teams as well as hobby divers have their preferences.
Basic Dive Boats
Basic Dive boats are comparable to the inflatable raft (both the simple and the rigid). Because the basic diving boats do not rely on onboard diving equipment and technology, but more about the equipment of the passengers, and as the boat is not the primary vessel but a transportation boat for the dive location, an inflatable craft is a suitable.
The Basic Dive boat is a good choice for divers who wish to use minimal diving equipment and have an offshore vessel nearby. It is not intended to be used as a substitutionary offshore vessel.
Some dive excursions will last longer than a few hours, and use of a day boat enables divers have more capabilities and take more guests along for the experience. Day boats typically have an LOA of between 60’ and 90’. They are meant for deeper oceanic diving excursions and some crews use them for whale watching trips as well. Boats in that fall into this category offer ample seating for guests in a range of configurations, including a full salon space for divers to relax, and onboard head compartments for convenience on extended trips.
Unlike basic dive boats and day boats that can be either commercial or for personal use, live aboard dive boats are only found in the professional market.
Within these boats, guests enjoy many onboard accommodations such as full staterooms and a full crew. Typical layouts for live aboard vessels include the engine room and storage in the lowest level, followed by the guest staterooms and passenger compartments in the second lower level. The main deck maintains the standard diving platform and dive deck as well as social areas and the crew staterooms. Larger boats can have even more decks and can be up to 100’.
Diving is a high-risk activity and all dive boats must maintain the necessary safety equipment for both crew and guest divers. Most of the safety equipment, apart from the basics of marine, VHF radio, life jackets, and flares, is generally reserved for those utilizing day boats and live aboard vessels and vary depending on the specific diver’s needs. Standard features on diving boats include, oxygen, first aid equipment, diving shots, and signal flags to show where the boaters are in the water.
Commercial dive boats have even more equipment needs such as diving air compressors, gas blending panels, recompression chambers, and chase boats or recovery vessels in the form of tenders to retrieve divers who surface far away from the parent boat.
Popular Dive Boat Brands
Standard boats cannot maintain the specific features of dive boats, so if you are a diving enthusiast, be sure to secure a certified dive boat to maintain optimal safety. Some of the more well-known brands of dive boats for sale are listed below.
- ODC Marine
- McMullen & Wing
Commercial dive boats can cost $1,000,000+. Basic dive boats will cost substantially less, but no matter if you are looking for high end dive boats for sale or the basic variety, Vessel Vendor is the number one resource that has them all.
Looking for Dive Boats for Sale?
Due to the exclusivity of this style of boat, not all sites in Florida will have available models. Vessel Vendor is the top resource in Florida for enthusiastic listers looking for a place to showcase their dive boats for sale. We offer an easy listing platform and the cheapest seller fees of any other site.
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