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The Truth

The Truth at sunrise

The Truth at sunrise

Photo: ©Brian Tobin

The Truth is the original Truth Aquatics boat, and thanks to regular updates and maintenance it remains a world-class liveaboard diving and excursion vessel. Its reduced rates compared to the rest of the fleet make it an ideal entry level boat for smaller charters and groups of friends. The versatile Truth is equally at home running to San Miguel for spear fishing excursions as it is spending lazy days with kayakers at Painted Cave.


  • Specifications
  • Virtual Tour
  • Bunk Diagram
Date launched 1974
Where built Venice, California
Length 65’-0”(weather deck)
Length overall (LOA) 69’-0”
Beam 22’-0”
Bunk Capacity 45 people maximum, 12 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 1000 Gallons
Range 550 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 2
Showers 3 (1 on deck, 2 below deck) , fresh hot water
Water capacity 1050 gallons
Galley Outfitted with all appliances necessary for food preparation and is waterproof for divers in wetsuits. Onboard built-in Barbeque.
Galley seating Cushioned and separate chairs.
Sundeck Large upper deck area provides seating and pads for sunbathing.
Lifesaving Rafts and Jackets for 49 passengers.
First Aid Full first aid kit, O2 bottles, Auto Defibulator, Certified Crew.
Safety 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
Web www.truthaquatics.com
E-mail info@truthaquatics.com
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.

Truth 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.