The mantis is a 36’ x 10.5’ outboard powered dive boat used for commercial operations in the Gulf of Mexico. It uses the same hull form as the Fish Haven. The boat’s top speed is over 45 knots and has a  range in excess of 450 nautical miles. The Manta entered operation in 2010.

GEO is well known by commercial boat owners and operators and has a reputation for building robust vessels that can stand up to heavy use and are maintenance friendly. Several of the boats delivered in recent years are described on the GEO website. GEO has successfully teamed with Viking Fast Craft Solutions, LLC (Viking FCS) since 2005 to design and deliver six vessels from 40’ to 80’ LOA for hydrographic survey as well as passenger vessel applications including two high-performance foil supported catamarans and will utilize the same teaming arrangement for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Coastal Fisheries Research Vessel. In this arrangement GEO is the prime contractor and has primary responsibility for the contract requirements as the Prime Contractor. Viking FCS is responsible for engineering and design of the boat as a subcontractor and supplier of foil systems.

The 41' x 11’ aluminum hull hydrographic survey vessel, Fish Haven, was built by Geo Shipyard, Inc., New Iberia, LA. And designed by Viking Fast Craft Solutions, LLC, O’Fallon IL. The boat is used to tow a side scan sonar for mapping fish havens along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The boat has an A-Frame built by GEO with an AGO slip ring electric winch to tow a owner supplier tow fish. The aft deck is 14’ long x 10’ wide and the cabin is 13’ long x 10’ wide plus a v-berth area forward of the console. The engines are twin 260 BHP Styer diesels with Mecruiser sterndrives. Cruise speed is 25-28 knots and top speed is 32+ knots. The vessel has a 7 kw westerbeke generator which powers a roof top air condition unit and other electrical loads.