Native II

The MV Native II is a 50' x 12' custom designed covered tour boat built in 2011 by the Trident Marine Company in Tavares, Florida. The boat was put into service late September 2011 and has been in continuous 7 days a week service to this date.
 
The boat is licensed to carry a maximum of 60 people and in its fixed configuration there are 10 rows on each side of the boat facing forward airline style. There is a space after the first 5 rows allowing a space mid-ship for wheel chairs folks and their escorts. People are seated at the rows 3 across, allowing 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. It is powered with two 60 hp outboard motors for redundant power reliability and fuel efficiency.
 
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 allows for a snack bar selling pre-package snack and soft drinks, but also providing for a general stand up congregating area in the rear by snack bar.
 
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 by loading from an access gate mid-ship on starboard side at Blue Spring State Park, but could also be loaded from the front or bow at a different docking facility, or by means of a loading ramp for beach loading anywhere.
 
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!

 
The boat meets or exceeds current safety standards and carries at any given time a minimum of 60 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. Extra children jackets are available for larger groups. 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 there are two fire extinguishers aboard, life ring, VHF radio, cell phone, first aid kit and a AED.
 
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 all staff participate in 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 company started in 2001.
 

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