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F/V Bonnie Marietta

The Bonnie Marietta is a 38’ commercial Fishing Vessel (F/V) owned by Miss Bonnie and Captain Mark Tognazzini since its construction in 1981. Captain Mark has over three decades of experience in commercial fishing, passenger fishing, and ocean research. He fishes on the Bonnie Marietta during salmon and albacore seasons and skippers for research and support charters during other times of the year. 

Bonnie Marietta
Fish Sales

In 1997, the commercial fishing family of Bonnie and Captain Mark Tognazzini pioneered consumer-direct fresh fish sales in Morro Bay. Even with the subsequent opening of their three Dockside restaurants (and fish market), Captain Mark continues to fish and conduct whole fish sales straight off the boat when he lands albacore and salmon in sufficient numbers. 

Bonnie Marietta Charters

When not fishing for salmon or albacore, the Bonnie Marietta is available for research and support charters on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, for the entire west coast. An owner-operated vessel can be a cost effective way to handle many ocean research needs. Captain Mark would be pleased to discuss the possibility of his participation in any of your projects.



The Bonnie Marietta is a 38-foot fully equipped fishing and research support vessel, constructed with superior materials and workmanship. She was built by Channel Island Boat Works. She has a hold capacity of 500 cubic feet, convertible to workspace. Powered by a Cummins 210 horsepower main engine, she has a 10.5 KW Kubota generator, and includes a full complement of electronics.  She can be outfitted or altered to meet specific job requirements. 

Captain Mark Tognazzini has over five decades of experience in commercial and passenger fishing, and ocean research. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Masters license, is Hazwoper trained, and holds certification in sea survival training. Captain Mark has performed a wide variety of charter work with the Bonnie Marietta, including but not limited to, diver support, side scan, multi beam, sub-bottom profiling, core sampling, water sampling, oil recovery, marine mammal observation, and ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) support. 

Captain Mark

When not at sea, the Bonnie Marietta is docked on the waterfront in Morro Bay, California. Look for it on the Embarcadero just north of Beach Street (toward Morro Rock). 


If you would like more information on charter services, please contact Captain Mark at:

(805) 441-1451

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