Silvetti Marine Services, LLC (SMS) is the vessel operations company within the JD Silvetti Group of Companies. SMS’ primary focus is twofold: First, to maintain and operate the Group’s Fleet; Second, to provide third party vessels to the Group, whenever necessary.

he R/V Persistence is the flagship of
Silvetti Marine Services. Upon completion of a major 7 month retrofit, she is ready to perform Geophysical Acquisition Surveys anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico.

The J. David is one of the best equipped shallow water survey vessels in the U.S. At only 23’ in length, she offers many features only available on much bigger vessels.


Safety features onboard our vessels
exceed the most stringent requirements.
AED Defribulator, multiple bunker suits,
multiple SCBA systems and remote
camera monitors are a few of the systems
on the R/V Persistence.

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