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50m Research and Expedition Vessel

Updated: Mar 5

On offer is a well designed and stable hydrographic survey ship that operated mainly in the rough waters of North Sea to survey the Belgium and Dutch coastlines. Always government owned she had an extensive maintenance schedule throughout her life. YachtsUnlimited took on the design and management for her new role as expedition ship. Just out of dry dock a few weeks ago! Also had her interior refitted with addition of 8 bathrooms. Fuel saving (10%) and lower emissions(30 to 40%) through the addition of a MicFil Nano Filtration System that even eliminates the need for oil changes on all 5 engines!

With her large accommodation she represents good potential for further conversion to a luxury expeditionary cruiser, explorer yacht or dive support vessel. As a government vessel she was never classed under a civil society but we are currently arranging same with little effort as she is very well designed and built for service in the North Sea. She is now under San Marino Flag with all new statutory certificates for a vessel above 500GT (LYC) and run by an experienced Captain and qualified crew! A rare opportunity to charter/buy a vessel of this calibre with this volume and a very low draft!

Built 1985, Belgium

Under Belgian government administration since newbuilding

(used as hydrographic survey vessel)

GT/NT 643/193

Dims 50 x 9.70 x 4.8 m – draft 3.4 m (loaded)

Last drydock 04/2023 with excellent UTM report

Crane Hatlapa 3 tons

2 Launches made in FRP with set of electronics and CPP props

Moonpool (1m x 1m) with possibility to mount multibeam

Accommodation: 12 guests, 10 crew berths total in current configuration

2 x ABC, 6 cyl each 810 hp – economic consumption about 120l/hour!

Vessel can sail on one or two engines

1 var. pitch propeller in nozzle (LIPS) with JASTRAM double flap rudder

13 knots speed, 10 knots economic cruising

2 Scania Gensets with 190kva/each, 1 Caterpillar 65kva set (new)

New EcoTech watermaker 1800/gal/day

Hamann Sewage system

Starlink Internet

Bauer Divecompressor (optional)

ROV (optional)

U-boat Worx Nemo (optional)

Hydaulic Bowthruster 204 hp

Location: Eastern Mediterranean

For charter this winter in Saudi Arabia

For sale at €5.5 mil.

All details without guarantee

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