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304' 1966 AEROJET

Ex Oceanographer

For Sale in Mexico

$950,000 USD

Contact a qualified specialist for more information on ths vessel:
United Yacht Sales, LLC logo 123 25969

Contact Broker:

Peter Schmidt
Call Broker
United Yacht Sales, LLC

110 SW Atlanta Avenue

Stuart, Florida

United States, 34994

M/Y Sahara (formerly: ‘Protector’ and before that: ‘Oceanographer’) was built by the Gibbs-Jacksonville Shipyard under contract with Aerojet General for the US government. It would eventually be the flagship of the NOAA fleet and travel more than 2 million miles through all of the earth’s oceans during her 30 years of service as a research ship.

Sahara was decommissioned in 1996. A $50 million superyacht conversion was started a few years ago but circumstances changed and now a new owner can pick up this gorgeous ship along with the in-progress works and choose their own plan for completion.

Several designs have been drawn depicting her proposed conversion into an exquisite global luxury yacht / small cruise ship. Contact the broker to explore options for the development of the vessel into a seagoing hotel or a bespoke luxury superyacht. Various intriguing superstructure design plans and GA drawings are available.

Sahara is a beautiful vessel, with excellent bones. The boat was built to withstand the toughest seas for her scientist crew. She was built to the most rigorous ‘ice class’ standards and reproducing her would likely cost between two and three hundred million dollars today. This translates to an enormous value for a discerning buyer who wants to shave several million dollars and many months off the process of the construction of a beautiful and rugged expedition vessel. 
KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Vessel Name: Sahara

Builder: AEROJET

Model: Ex Oceanographer

Model Year: 1966

Year Built: 1966

Country: Mexico

MLS #: 247911

Heads: 15

Staterooms: 22

Captain Quarters: No

Length: 304'

Draft: 18'

Beam: 52'

Cruise Speed: 15 Knots

Max Speed: 20 Knots

Displacement: 7936641 lbs

Manufacturer: Fairbanks Morse

Model: 33D8

Engine Hours: 0

Engine Type: Inboard

Fuel Type: Diesel

Horsepower: 1500

Manufacturer: Fairbanks Morse

Model: 33D8

Engine Hours: 0

Engine Type: Inboard

Fuel Type: Diesel

Horsepower: 1500

Manufacturer: Fairbanks Morse

Model: 33D8

Engine Hours: 0

Engine Type: Inboard

Fuel Type: Diesel

Horsepower: 1500

Manufacturer: Fairbanks Morse

Model: 33D8

Engine Hours: 0

Engine Type: Inboard

Fuel Type: Diesel

Horsepower: 1500

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.