Miss Peetsy B

M/V Miss Peetsy B available for charter, Ocean Springs, Mississippi Sound, Biloxi

Recent media coverage: WLOX, Mississippi Press, USM Press Release

Miss Peetsy B is a 34-foot fiberglass-hull vessel certified for 32 passengers, a captain, and one crew member. Originally built as a U. S. Navy liberty launch, she was previously used as a dolphin watch vessel in south Florida before being refitted for service at GCRL.

Miss Peetsy B was donated to the GCRL Marine Education Center by Jimmy Buffett and his sisters, Lucy Buffett and Laurie Buffett-McGuane, in honor of their mother who was passionate about education. The vessel's name comes from Mrs. Buffett's nickname - Peetsy B. The Buffett family, originally from Pascagoula, donated the vessel to help educate students about their coastal environment, and ultimately create a more informed citizenry to protect and maintain our local marine habitats.

Miss Peetsy B has been adapted by GCRL to use waste vegetable oil (WVO) as an alternative to diesel fuel. The WVO from the GCRL dining hall is used to operate the vessel, reducing fuel costs and emissions. There is also collaboration with Lucy Buffett's restaurant, LuLu's at Homeport in Gulf Shores, Alabama, to begin using WVO from their kitchen.

Miss Peetsy B is available for short-term, half-day to day, use. The vessel has no onboard restroom facilities. Cruises should be arranged with that in mind.



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