Native II

The MV Native II is a 50' x 12' custom designed covered tour boat built in 1993 by the Owens Marine Company in Winter Springs, Florida.  The boat was put into service late 1993 and has been in continuous service to this date.
The boat is licensed to carry a maximum of 49 people and in its normal configuration 44 people are seated at tables of four with five seated in rows behind the tables.  The tables are aligned along the outer railing at an angle that provides for a wheel chair accessible aisle from the front of the boat to their rear section.  There is overhead lighting for night operations of loading and unloading of passengers. 
There is an enclosed flushing marine toilet that is also wheel chair accessible, located directly behind the captains's station for the comfort of the passengers.
The configuration of the boat may be changed possibly limiting the number of passengers, but providing for a 6' banquet for serving purposes or either food or drink and a general stand up congregating area in the rear near the table.
There is a wireless sound system that is available for groups and charters' general announcements or music.  AC power for the electronics is provided by a state of the art, silent inverter system, up to 2,000 watts is available.
Boarding is accomplished normally  be loading from the front or bow of the dock, or by means of a loading ramp at Blue Springs State Park, or steps for beach loading anywhere.  The boat may also be loaded from access gates mid-ship on either side.
Due to fluctuating water levels, the ability to load powered wheel chairs or personal scooters may be limited.  It will be the captain or a designated representative of St. Johns River Cruises that will make the final decision on the loading of these special conveyances at any particular time based on a personal safety criteria for the rider. 
The boat meets or exceeds current safety standards and carries at any given time a minimum of 55 adult personal floatation devices (over 90 lbs) and 40 child personal floatation devices (under 90 lbs) - all of the Type 1 Off-Shore Jackets as required by the United States Coast Guard.  The vessel is inspected annually by the Coast Guard and is issued a Certificate of Inspection which is displayed behind the helm station.    Rounding out the rest of the safety equipment two fire extinguishers aboard, life ring, VHF radio, cell phone, and first aid kit.
Your safety aboard the Native II is our first and primary concern!
All captains are required to be licensed Masters with current physicals, CPR, and first aid certifications.  Crew are required to be current with man overboard drills, first aid and random drug testing through an independent company.  Our safety record reflects our diligence and pursuit of excellence in this very critical area of not having a single reporting event since the boat was put in service in 1993. 

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