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Each one of EIH's vessels is equipped with adequate safety equipment as defined by the United States Coast Guard, and maintenance is conducted regularly by EIH's equipment manager. Prior to vessel use, all boat passengers are provided with a thorough EIH boating introduction covering boat handling, safety, equipment, EIH specific procedures, and local boating conditions. Only EIH researchers with adequate licensing and competency levels are allowed to operate EIH vessels. A current Texas boater's safety certificate is mandatory to operate any EIH vessel and operation of large vessels requires higher levels of certification. EIH has OUPV licensed captains available for service depending on vessel use and conditions.

Boston Whaler

25' Boston Whaler
EIH's 25' Boston Whaler Guardian is a custom v-hulled fiberglass bay and offshore boat. This vessel is excellent for navigating open waters and is equipped with a dive door and boom.

SeaArk CUB

24' SeaArk CUB
The 24' SeaArk 2472 CUB is a rear-console, aluminum, flat-bottom vessel with two large vertical bow braces. This vessel is extremely versatile, having the capability of running in relatively shallow water as well as in deep open water.

Twin Vee

22' Twin Vee
EIH's 22' Twin Vee is a fiberglass catamaran-style bay boat that is excellent for navigating choppy open waters, pulling trawls, setting or retrieving nets, or running long distances.

JH Performance

22' JH Performance
EIH's 22' JH Performance is a v-hulled fiberglass bay boat that is excellent for navigating open waters or running long distances.

Electroshock Boat

18' Electroshock Boat
EIH's 18' Electroshocking boat is equipped with bow railings, electroshocking booms and whiskers, and can be run using any of EIH's Electroshocking rigs.

Center Console Weldcraft

17' Center Console Weldcraft
EIH's 17' center console weldcraft is excellent for navigating moderately protected waters, tidal creeks, and streams.

Go Devil

16' Go-Devil
This tiller-style, flat-bottom aluminum boat is an excellent option for sampling in very shallow mud flats and tidal creeks.

Lone Star Airboat

16' Airboat
EIH's custom-built airboat is excellent for navigating in extremely shallow areas where most outboard motor vessels cannot run.

14' Weldcraft Tiller

14' Weldcraft
The 14' weldcraft is a versatile small tiller-style flat-bottom aluminum boat.

Kayaks and Canoes

Kayaks & Canoes
These vessels can be launched by hand in extremely remote locations and are excellent for navigating narrow tidal creeks or streams.

For more information about any of EIH's vessels or research partnership opportunities, please contact EIH at or 281-283-3950.