Ship file photos:
The Ship air-draft 5.3m mast lowered NOTE: maindeck floors lowered to receive Sub
Sub is winched into deck
cabin area and floor raised.
The motor catamaran was designed by Martin de Jager Yacht Design and built in Den Helder / The Netherlands in the year 2008.
The Vessel, was specifically designed as a submarine carrier with moon pool between the hulls, mainly for lifting/deploying and transporting the manned research submersible ( 1000 m depth, crew of 3 )
The vessel has been used as a bathymetric survey vessel and support vessel for manned submersible missions for the past 12 years, as well as a platform for the necessary maintenance work on the sub.
The Vessel, is equipped with underwater navigation and communication systems for the underwater vehicle, side-scan equipment with magnetometer and a winch with 2,200m of cable, a ELAC multi-beam sonar system for 3,000 m of depth for bathymetric surveys and a workshop with lathe, milling machine, welding equipment, stock of spare parts, etc.
Currently the owner is not selling the Sub, Vessel only for sale
LOA: 16.90 m
LWL: 15.66 m
Beam: 07.50 m
Draft: 01.68 m
Year of build: 2008
Hull certificate: DNV/GL (German Lloyd)
Category/Sea Area: oceanic – no limits
Location: Madeira Island/Portugal