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Long-Range Expedition Yacht
71 meter Converted
U.K. Patrol Vessel

Vessel was originally built to patrol the cold waters of the North Atlantic for the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency. She was converted into a long-range expedition yacht and relaunched in 2014.

The vessel has proven herself as an accomplished charter expedition yacht in Antarctica, earning €290,000/week (plus all expenses).

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She was originally built in 1988 and patrolled the cold waters of the North Atlantic for the Scottish Fisheries

Protection Agency. She was decommissioned in 2010 and converted into a striking super yacht,

relaunched in 2014.

NOTABLE FEATURES: Winner of the World Superyachts Awards in 2014 ~ Powerful

Ocean-going explorer ~ Amazing adventures ~ You will leave with memories to last a lifetime ~ Rare

and unique charter destinations ~ Great socializing areas ~ Spacious master suite with lounge and

office ~ Clean sober design ~ Fitness Room ~ Wellness centre ~ Jacuzzi on the upper deck ~ Wine cellar

~ Hospital

Naval architecture of the converted vessel was the responsibility of McFarlane Ship Design,

whereas Philippe Briand was in charge of her exterior, and Veerle Battiau, director of studio’s motor

yacht division Vitruvius, was responsible for her exterior as well as interior.

The structural changes were aimed at bringing as much light as possible into her interiors. The

portholes were enlarged, skylights added and a new upper deck saloon was created with wrap around


The master cabin is located forward of the upper saloon, boasting wraparound windows for plenty of

light and brightness and a massive, subdivided skylight above the bed. Aft, the ensuite features an

elegant bathroom, with two sinks, hammam, and open shower. The master cabin also has a

comfortable office located further back.

The funnels situated to the rear of the upper saloon have been incorporated into the new design. The

promenade on the bridge deck joins the funnels and creates a roof, providing a vast shaded area,

leading to the spa pool, as well as to the extended aft deck and the Helipad.Two tenders can be launched from the main deck aft using cranes. There are also two 4x4 vehicles

accommodated in this area. The decking is from Bolidt Future Teak, a resin imitation teak used for

environmental reasons, together with the low-consumption LED lighting used throughout the boat.

Guest accommodation and the dining saloon are found on the main deck, together with the gym/spa.

Each guest cabin is beautifully styled and themed for a particular continent. The main deck palette

includes wine tones, bright berries, and browns. Contemporary elements were also integrated into the

styling, such as white leather, mirrors, and modern en-suite bathrooms. The upper saloon features

taupe and moss greens as well as African woods.

A powerful, well-built vessel, fitted with two 3,000 hp engines powering her up to a

speed of 18 knots. Her full tank capacity is 220 cubic meters, providing her with an impressive range

of 19,000 kilometers at cruising speed.

Accommodation on board is provided for up to twelve charter guests in six beautifully designed and

well-appointed staterooms. These include one spacious and deluxe master suite situated on the upper

deck, two VIP staterooms on the main deck, two queen staterooms, also situated on the main deck, as

well as one twin stateroom. All staterooms have ensuite bathroom facilities and feature luxury linens

and amenities.

Water toys and tenders include one 9-metre Limo tender (twin Volkswagon 265 CV inboard engines),

one 7.5-metre R.I.B tender (1 x Volkswagon 265 CV inboard engine), one 4.2 metre rescue tender with

40hp 4-stroke outboard engine , two MK IV HD Zodiac tenders with 40hp 4-stroke outboard engine,

two Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (Hemi V8 engine), two Seadoo wave runners (GTX Limited IS 260), two

Seadoo wave runners (RXPX 260 RS), SCUBA diving equipment and dive compressor, Snorkelling

equipment, Water skis, wake board, various tow toys, inflatable pontoons / marina, anti-jellyfish

swimming enclosure. (Exclosures from sale possible!)

BUILDER: Richards Shipbuilders

LOA: 71.40m / 234' 3"

BEAM: 11.60m / 38' 0"

DRAFT: 4.60m / 15' 1"

GT: 1652

YEAR: 1988

CONVERSION: 2014, Vitruvius Yachts/Philippe Briand, ARC

ACCOM: 12 guests in 6 cabins

SPEED: 18 knots max., 11.00 knots cruising


FLAG: Marshall Islands

GUESTS: 1 x Master cabin

1 x Twin cabin

2 x Queen double cabins

2 x VIP cabins

ENGINES: 2 x 2237 KW (3,000 HP) Ruston 6AT 350M

GENERATORS: 2 x 498 KW (668 HP) MTU 12V 2000 M50A

BOWTHRUSTER: Variable pitch 370kW


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