Navy Training Research Vessel – Expedition Passenger Conversion

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ID 4966 REF h1hd Year: 1987 Flag: US: Location: West Coast USA Price: $275,000 Currency Converter
Length: 108' Beam: 24' Draft: 7' DWT: BHP: 800 BP: Class:
Details:
1987 108' ex US Navy training & research vessel - Price $265,000. USD

BUYER MUST BE A US CITIZEN - OR QUALIFY FOR A WAIVER BY THE US NAVY

THIS IS A WOODEN BOAT BUILT TO VERY STRONG SCANTLINGS WITH AN ALUMINUM SUPERSTRUCTURE

condition: Very good

length overall (LOA): 108'

make / manufacturer: Marinette Marine

YP Class

propulsion type: power

year manufactured: 1987

Exceptionally strong double planked 3" thick wood hull. Aluminum superstructure

Designed to teach Naval officers how to operate ships.

Equipment is ship standard


All machinery aboard now fully operational. Hull in excellent and structurally sound condition.


Admeasurement completed by ABS and ready to apply for USCG Certificate of Documentation. Gross tonnage is 193 which qualifies her for US flag uninspected research and passenger vessel service.


YPs have tremendous potential for conversion to a true personal expedition yacht or commercial 12passenger configuration to explore remote waters. Built heavily stout to NAVSEA specs these vessels can venture to wild and seldom explored places lightweight yachts cannot reach.


many photos and extensive details on the vessel, her construction and machinery available upon request.


specs:


loa: 108'

beam: 24'

draft: 7'

tonnage: 193grt


construction: double planked wood (fir over cedar) on laminated oak structural members w/ aluminum superstructure


main engines: Detroit Diesel 12V71N x 2

gears: Twin Disc MG514

generators: Detroit Diesel 3-71 45kW 460vAC


fuel: 6000gal in two aluminum tanks

water: 1200gal in two tanks

watermaker: SeaRecovery 600gpd


berthing: 5 cabins w/ 22berths

heads: 3 enclosed toilets and showers


radars: Sperry and Furuno

depth sounder: SITEX

autopilot: Simrad Robertson

compass: magnetic and GPS

GPS: Furuno

radios: two Icom VHFs

other: PA systems


skiff: 17' Avon RHIB

rafts: 2 ten person inflatable

Excellent opportunity to purchase highest build quality for the US Navy - many potential uses. Ready to go, fully operational.

FULL LISTING PRESENTATION TO NAMED BUYERS ONLY - OVER 200 PHOTOS READY TO SEND.

This vessel was originally one of 23 sister vessels constructed in the mid to late 1980's to serve as training vessels for prospective naval officers, it was transferred to the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center at Keyport, WA in 1999 to serve as a noise measurement vessel in torpedo testing. Retired by the Navy in 2011, the vessel was sold by GSA auction in early 2016 to its present owner who returned it to fully operable condition.
Built to the highest standards of construction, the vessel is double planked fir over yellow cedar with a total hull thickness of 3" with very heavy framing throughout all formed of laminations of white oak made to shape in jigs and fastened exclusively with silicon bronze screws and through bolts. Main deck and bulkheads are of double thickness marine plywood and superstructure is of aluminum. Owner can state without reservation that the hull is remarkably tight and does not leak.
Machinery, piping and wiring is also of the highest standard of both materials and fitting. All piping carrying seawater is of silicon bronze throughout. All other systems meet or exceed any commercial required standards of ABS and USCG. Hours on all machinery are low and all operate without reservation. The fuel tanks are in excellent condition being built of high grade aluminum. The galley is of full stainless steel commercial grade cabinets and equipment...all are fully functional and tested. HVAC is a chilled circulating water type with duplex compressors and individual chillers located in each space of the vessel. For heat, there is an immersion heat exchanger in the engine room to supply hot water throughout. Additionally, the vessel's engine room and fuel tank space have been retrofitted with FM200 type fixed fire extinguishing systems plus there is a functional fire detection system throughout.
For navigation and communication, the vessel is presently fitted with older but fully functional equipment. Owner has available more modern equipment to possibly fit on the vessel but presently it is stored offsite. Full required safety and lifesaving equipment is not present but can be provided as part of a sale. There is a 17' Avon RHIB boat also available.
Vessel is of certified US build and as such qualifies fully for US coastwise endorsement. With a grt of under 300tons, the vessel qualifies to work either as an uninspected research or passenger vessel carrying no more than 12 persons. Her configuration is such that she is readily used for research projects without any major modification offering adequate deck space for equipment, boats, cranes and an a-frame plus suitable room for a laboratory and science personnel berthing. Further, the propeller shafts are coupled to the gearboxes with large tortion couplings and all engines are bedded with antivibration mounts making for a reduced noise profile in operation. As a small expedition passenger vessel, she could be converted with several different configurations possible.
The present owner has several conceptual plans for the vessel to be converted to either expedition service or to be a private yacht and is capable to offer a turnkey solution to a buyer to do such conversion in a cost effective manner. Also, the present owner as a licensed master can offer delivery of the vessel to any port a new owner would want after a sale takes place.

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Disclaimer: ALL DETAILS BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT BUT WITHOUT GUARANTEE - VESSEL OFFERED, AS IS, WHERE IS, SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE, PRICE CHANGE, OR WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT NOTICE