Industry-Leading Research Vessels
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Munson Boats builds world class survey and research vessels to meet your specific requirements.  For over 35 years we have designed and manufactured highly customized boats for the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Environmental Protection Agency, universities, and private research organizations.

Whether you're performing hydrographic surveys, testing for contaminants or collecting samples, you can be assured that you are operating a vessel with over three decades of proven performance and customer satisfaction – a boat that is incredibly practical, stable and seaworthy.
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  • Glacier Bay, AK: Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage. It is home to rugged mountains, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords The National Park & Preserve Service conducts a comprehensive program of scientific research and monitoring to ensure that Glacier Bay's natural and cultural resources are adequately protected. The wheelhouse features forced air cabin heat, a galley cabinet and sleeping for two.
    Model 28-13 Specifications:
  • Hull Length: 28 ft (8.5 m)
  • Beam: 10 ft (3 m)
  • Hull Type: Mono Hull
  • Power: Yamaha 250 hp x2
  • Propulsion: Outboard (30" shaft)
  • Fuel: 200 gallons
  • Speed: 44mph, light ship











The space you need and more
Survey & research vessels often require additional space for specialized instruments, computers, scientific equipment and tools. At Munson Boats,
we build our boats with the intention of making our clients’ job easier.
Regardless of how many features you need, our team will work skillfully
to design and fabricate a professional research boat. We offer numerous
equipment, features and options to assist scientists and engineers including:











• Multi-beam sonars
• Generators/Inverters
• Work stations
• Dive bottle racks
• A-Frames and Deck winches
• Telescoping cranes

• Moon pools
• CPU racks
• Sampling tables
• Wet & dry labs
• Heating & air conditioning
• Lifting davits