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262' / 80m Former
Canadian Coast Guard
Ice-Class Expedition Vessel

This vessel, constructed by the renowned shipbuilding company Canadian Vickers in 1963 and converted to an expedition yacht in 2001.​

  • The yacht features Ruston engines, achieving a maximum speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 11 knots, with a considerable range of over 4000 nautical miles.

  • The Yacht accommodates 20 guests and a crew of 24

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Built 1963 by Canadian Vickers

Conversion in 2002 to expedition yacht

Steel Hull


Length: 265’  / 80.8 meters

Beam 42’ / 12.8 meters


Speed 13 knots max, cruise at 12 knots


Power:  2 x Ruston 6RKC at 2,000 hp (each)

Fuel: 110,000 gals.

Water 5850 gals.


Guests: 20 in 10 cabins (SOLAS rated for 36 pax)

Crew: 12-24




This vessel offers guest staterooms on 6 deck levels serviced by an 8-person, two-door elevator.

The six-deck levels are as follows: 


1 - Casino and Gym,

2 – Staterooms numbers 6 to 10, 

3 - Main Salon, 

4 - Staterooms numbers 1 to 5, 

5 - Bridge deck, 

6 - Sundeck and Spa Pool.




Full Gym

Moving forward to port is the Casino. At present this room is unfurnished, except for built-in seats around the perimeter, loose sofa, game table, recessed mirror on the aft wall. The main feature is a custom 15' x 4' painting by Milroy of a character pirates' party. Forward of the casino is the stairwell to the next deck level.


The hallway is covered in a dark green carpet with a gold wreath pattern and the wall covering is a beige and cream color creating an antique effect. Exiting the elevator left and forward is stateroom 9.


Exiting the elevator walking aft is the movie theater to port. There are (4) sofas with footrests, all elevated in ascending order from the screen. This room is decorated in blue color with gold and beige patterns. On this level the floor is made of real antique bricks, set in a herringbone pattern, all doors and wall accents are in wood.

The security office is forward and to the left of the formal entrance. There is an emergency exit from the engine room containing the safety control panel, emergency fuel controls, monitoring equipment, fax, phone, Xerox machine, and alarm controls.

Moving port and aft from the formal oil mural mounted mirror, and walk-in closet. This full width master stateroom has six windows and its own private balcony or Portuguese bridge, in addition to his and hers en suite bathrooms. Her bathroom has a large forward facing black oval Kohler whirlpool tub, tiled floor, separate shower, head, and bidet. Two sinks are mounted into a wooden cabinet. One full-length window faces to starboard with another oriented forward. His bathroom has a shower, toilet, and sink, with the same windows.

To the left of the elevator is stateroom 3. It has twin iron beds. The bathroom  has a Kohler whirlpool bath, built-in shower and head, hanging mirror, built-in vanity sink, and full-length window.



Stainless steel galley, installed new to military and commercial specifications in 1986 and upgraded in 2002. There is every conceivable appliance for producing hundreds of top quality meals daily in a galley that meets the requirements of the Center of Disease Control/U.S. Public Health for passenger vessels. Besides the galley refrigerator/freezers, there are 3 walk-in refrigerators/ freezers below.


Yacht Accommodation

Luxury motor yacht can with her SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) certification carry up to 36 passengers and sleep 20 overnight in (10) cabins. Each stateroom has an en suite bathroom. 

The Crew accommodation includes a Captain's cabin with a double berth, up to five officers' private cabins abaft the bridge, and up to eighteen crew berths in the forepeak for a total of 22/25 crewmembers.


Amenities and Extras

Cranes/Davits - 1 X 25 Ton Aurora hydraulic crane with a 78' (23.8 m) reach to lift tenders and toys on board

1 X 3 Ton SOLAS approved rescue boat crane by Schat

1 x 2500 pound/1134 kg Knuckle Boom crane for access to engine room gear/general stores

Landing pad for a helicopter (Bell Jet Ranger, model 212 or similar) with refueling facilities (not certified) and a heated/air conditioned telescopic hanger that covers the helicopter for storage. 

Tenders: 1 x 50' Thriller Cat, high speed catamaran launch

2 x 315 hp Yanmars with Mercruiser Bravo 3 Outdrives; fiberglass; 18 passengers; 45 + mph. 

38'/11.6 m aluminum landing craft with twin 315 hp Yanmar diesels. 



comsat B 9900 Trac phone 50 Mini-M, 

Maline 2000 telephone system with 8 incoming lines & 48 extensions, 



Marine intercom UM-JCSC-2000, 

2 x Raycom cellular telephones, 

Raytheon pathfinder 96 mile radar: X band, new 2002, 

Racal Decca bridge master, S band, 

Sperry autopilot plus gyro, 

Most equipment new in 2002, 

Closed circuit TV: (2) cameras and (3) monitors. 


ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT: 450/380/208/110 volts 3 phase/60 hertz; emergency DC system is 12 volts, 

Full Air-conditioning by ASAC, totally new, 2002.

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