Vŏnē Research is a 501(c)3, non profit organization comprised totally of volunteers who devote their time:
To increase public awareness of Florida's maritime history and oceanic resources.
To work in conjunction with governmental and other like-minded agencies to provide research, conservation,
preservation and education with respect to our oceanic, historical and archaeological resources.
To use our donated power and sailboats to serve as a classroom for our students. We teach our students how to restore and maintain the boats donated to Vŏnē Research, giving them a great sense of accomplishment, as well as real world skills applicable in the maritime industry.