Florida Institute of Oceanography’s state-of-the-art Research Vessel, the W.T. Hogarth, is coming to Bayboro Harbor next week.
Through the efforts of the City of St. Petersburg and the University of South Florida, the construction of this remarkable vessel was possible. The $6.3 million, 78-foot vessel has spent the last two years at Duckworth Steel Boats in Tarpon Springs being built. The R/V Hogarth is outfitted with the latest and greatest marine technology. Over the next few months, the vessel will be on display and open to the public at major ports around the state of Florida. Port tour stops kickoff with the Homecoming, followed by the Florida Marine Science Symposium in St. Pete, the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, Ft. Pierce, Cape Canaveral, and more.