Science Center Objects

Above, Jewell is prepared for a day of sampling on Grizzly Bay

A metal boat sits on a towing trailer in a parking lot.

Jewell, shown on its towing trailer in the wareyard of PCMSC's marine facility in Santa Cruz, CA.

USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) acquired the vessel Jewell in 2018. Jewell is configured to do light instrument deployments and sampling operations in confined water and nearshore coastal locations, in support of the science mission of the USGS PCMSC in Santa Cruz, California.


  • Manufacturer: Pacific Boats
  • Length: 23 ft
  • Beam: 8.6 ft
  • Draft: 1 meter
  • 6” Atlas jacking plate for shallow water
  • Propulsion: Single 225hp Honda outboard
  • Auxiliary propulsion: 20hp Honda outboard
  • Cruising Speed: 30 knots
  • Fuel Capacity: 114 gallons
  • Range: 120 miles @cruising speed
  • Electronics: Garmin chartplotter, fathometer, VHF radio

Operational Characteristics

  • Davit SWL 150 lbs
  • Two davit mounts – port side and forward
  • Removeable gunwale at port davit position
  • 10ft by 7ft open deck space