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The Conception

The Conception at anchor, Santa Rosa Island

The Conception at anchor, Santa Rosa Island

Photo: ©Ralph A. Clevenger

Building upon the success of its predecessor, the Conception combines larger size and greater speed with the perfectly tailored design of the Truth. The larger size allows for a revised galley and bunk layout, including more double bunks, bathrooms, and showers. This makes the Conception ideal for larger charter groups or limited load trips, with enough comfort to easily bring the Southern Islands within reach.

  • Specifications
  • Bunk Diagram
Date launched 1981
Where built Long Beach, California
Length 75’-0”(weather deck)
Length overall (LOA) 79’-0”
Beam 25’-0”
Bunk Capacity 46 people maximum, 13 double bunks, 20 single bunks.
Type of Bunk facility Open berthing with pillows, blankets, curtains, and reading lights. Dressing room located in bunkroom.
Mains engines Detroit Diesel 8V92 Turbo DDEC @ 550 HP each
Generators Northern Lights MP55C, 55 KW, 220/110 Volt
Cruising speed 10 Knots
Fuel Capacity 1600 Gallons
Range 880 Nautical miles
Electronics 46 mile radar, VHF Radio, Single Sideband Radio, Video depth finder, Digital depth finder, GPS, Offshore Navigator Computer Program, Underwater Recall, Dive tracker™
Heads 3
Showers 4 (2 on deck, 2 below deck) , fresh hot water
Water capacity 1830 gallons
Galley Outfitted with all appliances necessary for food preparation and is waterproof for divers in wetsuits. Onboard built-in Bar-B-Que.
Galley seating Cushioned and separate chairs.
Sundeck Large upper deck area provides seating and pads for sunbathing.
First Aid Full first aid kit, O2 bottles, and crew is certified annually in CPR and O2 administration.
Lifesaving Rafts and Jackets for 110 passengers

EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
Fixed CO2 engine room fire suppression system

Compressors Ingersoll-Rand 10T-2@18 C.F.M.
Ingersoll-Rand 15T-4@21 C.F.M.
Capable of filling to 3500 P.S.I.
Live Game Wells Built in in transom for game storage.
Gear Storage Kayak rack for storing kayaks, paddleboards, and surfboards off the deck.
Stern Compartment Used for Wetsuit Drying Room, Game Freezing, Clothes Dryer
Exits Port, Starboard, and Bow exits for easy water entry. Mask rinsers at each exit.
Chase Boat 16 foot Caribe with 40 HP Honda 4-stroke outboard.
Water Boarding State of the art ramp at stern for easy boarding
Dive area All offshore Islands of Southern California. Primary destination of Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel Islands. Other Islands visited are Catalina, Santa Barbara, San Clemente, San Nicolas, and Cortez Banks.
Cost Individual prices vary depending on charteree. All multi day trips include all meals, snacks, beverages (excluding alcoholic), and air refills
Owner Glen Fritzler, Truth Aquatics Inc.
Address 301 West Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886 USA
Phone 805-962-1127 or 805-963-3564
Fax 805-564-6754
Calendar Vessel operates year-round. Check our calendar or call 805-962-1127

We recommend that you use the bunk diagrams for assigning bunks to your passengers. You may also want to consider that only paid reservations will insure individuals a reserved bunk. Pillows, blankets, curtains, reading lights and storage for personal belongings are provided.

Conception bunk diagram

A printable version is available here. The bunk diagram can either be brought to the boat, or it can be faxed to 805-564-6754 and be placed on the boat for you.