THANK YOU ! ! !
Because our boats are such a critical part of our operation,
we wanted to dedicate one entire section of our web page to those who
donate boats, boat equipment, boat expertise, or even their time in
helping us keep our boats afloat and in operational status. We couldn't
do our job without your generosity, and from the bottom of our air tanks,
we thank you.
SIDCO vessels use electronics made by
We Find, You Win.
Randal D. Ring
Gaylon & Gene
the parts and built us a tank! Reenforced transom, deck and hull, added a
sump (its a dive boat remember....?), corner boxes and an extra coat of
glass... a donated 70HP Johnson and trailer and she is the perfect shallow
water dive boat...
diver Dave Pope & Gaylon Gregory from Southern
with SIDCO Secretary Eric Baptiste and Southern
Manager Gene O'Dell)
The flagship of the SIDCO fleet.
Joining the fleet in winter of 1999, this 23 foot SeaOx was donated
along with it's matching trailer and a 200HP Mercury outboard. This
vessel is a medium range/ diver support platform. This year she will
head up our Fort Ocracoke work.
She is now equipped with a Schonstedt towed
magnetometer, a Westmar towed side-scan sonar and an onboard computer
As a tax-deductible donation, an older marine
vessel is worth far more in tax deductions than it is if resold.
Our third Southern
Skimmer, this brand new 21 foot has recently joined the SIDCO Fleet. She is a long-range,
heavy-duty work platform for divers and surface personnel. Equipped
with one of the new Suzuki 4-strokes, she "sips" fuel while
providing high speed and sure-footed stability.
her namesake, "The Atom" from DC Comics)
This 16 foot Southern
Skimmer is the workhorse of the fleet. She carries pumps, dredges,
compressors, airlift dredges and surface supplied air units to and
from the sites. She has acted as a "chase boat" for the Crissie Wright
project, a crew and support boat for the Thurlow project and primarily
as a support boat for our work at Ocracoke Inlet
This 19 foot Atlantic
Skiff is powered by a 90HP Mariner and is built with a unique engine
"well" which allows hoses, lines and other gear to be run off
the stern of the boat without interfering with the running engine. With
twin 12 gallon fuel tanks, this is a Long Range Work Boat.
is a look now at the future of our team fleet
Pathfinder will be one of
the most advanced shallow water remote sensing vessels on the East
Coast. This skimmer-type vessel will be fully enclosed and capable of
working in "all weather conditions"! She will incorporate our
Schonstedt magnetometer, Westmar Side-scan sonar, Lowrance
Differential DGPS navigation systems and onboard computers, all in a
comfortable cabin that will allow us to work in the worst of marine
~Also in planning
This vessel is BADLY needed for
our work at Ocracoke. Goliath is a HUGE 28' skimmer-type
vessel, able to carry a large crew a medium-range to a site and back
again in comfort and safety. She will be able to navigate in very
shallow water and still travel to deep water projects when needed.
This versatile boat will fill the wakes of Surface Interval II and the
need for a large work platform for shallow water projects! We already
have everything we need to commission this boat except the hull!
If the listed donor is a business, please
reward their kindness and generosity by taking your business to them.