This ship was built in 1967 as a 70 m. (231’) ‘Fairweather Class’ NOAA survey research ship. She has served in recent years as a hydrographic research vessel, mapping the earth’s ocean bottoms. The vessel was decommissioned in 1995. She was then purchased in 2001 by the current owners and was completely refurbished in 2002 and fitted with the latest in electronics, machinery, and safety equipment. She has been maintained in excellent condition, in ABS class by her current commercial ownership group and is offered now as turn-key.
She is USCG documented and has been actively and continuously certified in ABS. Now her classification is as ABS ‘Laid-up’ status.
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The accommodations currently provide for up to 49 survey crew and associated staff, and ships crew for a total berthing compliment of 60 fully occupied. The one person accommodations have private heads and shower. The two-person spaces have a sink with a community shower and headspace. Every space has access to the data network, a phone and a hookup for a TV – shipboard network. A VIP stateroom is provided for a client representative and/or project coordinator.
All staterooms have beautiful wood furnishings. Each space, where possible has a desk, and where not possible, there is a wall desk installed. The architect and the owners have worked very hard at reducing the “work ship” atmosphere in that they have designed each living space to have more open space throughout the ship.
The lounge and meeting center was designed to maximize comfort for the crew while off watch or provide managers a place to discuss operation matters privately. Found here is an entertainment system that offers the crew a place to watch DVD/VCR movies or satellite TV. Also, the meeting center can be used to host executive level meetings, utilizing the entertainment center to playback important sub sea footage or link up to the data communications network to review data.
A new galley and mess has been installed along with new ovens, grills, chiller, and freezer on the Main Deck. These new facilities have been designed to maximize crew comfort during meal hours and provide a location for meeting or impromptu gatherings. Meals will be served 4 times daily at sea and 3 times daily in port.
The global ship-class on-board communications systems are state-of-the-art, and far more sophisticated than most superyachts, reflecting her recent life as a home and office for globe-trotting scientists.
The networks (A&B) can both be tied to the ships navigation or the customer’s navigation package. Conversely, both networks can be separated from the ships navigation. The Data Network and CATV Center space will house the ships server that will communicate via a 100 baseT network to all spaces on the ship. This network and the customer’s network obtain their powering through a ltered UPS system capable of a twenty-minute battery cycle if necessary.
The CATV center supports modulated RF signals on separate TV channels from a DVD(s) and VHS players, plus video feeds from the on-ship video cameras. The ship TV system will be available at each station where there is an outlet. There will also be an audio override linked to each modulator which will be activated during a ships general announcement or other emergency announcements.
The aft data center has the capability to link directly to the ships mast, through a dedicated RF cable, enabling the customer to install an antenna of their choice, providing a secure (not through the ship network) communications feed or data input from off- ship resources.
The ships phone network switch is installed on the Main Deck, on the Port side forward of the galley. New multi-pair CAT-5 wire has been installed for this system with over eighty- ve outlets serving all critical spaces on the ship.
The off-ship communications via satellite can be programmed for access per phone number, eliminating unwanted charges during a project. Access will also be timed, or programmed for certain hours each day, or programmed to accept incoming ship communications 24 hours a day.
3,000 sq. ft. of working space on the aft deck.
This venerable and storied ship is ready to begin her new life as the well-founded platform for a superyacht conversion. Her many commercial-class features, recent ‘Class’ condition advantages and spacious footprint lend her well to being a global expedition vessel. Contact the broker for current General Arrangement drawings as well as concept drawings and class details. Inquire about our shipyard partners who are intimately familiar with the vessel and are prepared to deliver a completed bespoke conversion in 1/3 the time of a new vessel construction, and at less than half the cost of a new build.
Contact broker for a link to the extensive photo library and to begin a discussion about how we can make her the perfect vessel to become your ideal, custom expedition superyacht.
* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.