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Reference DO0296
Type Research - Survey Vessel
Class Local Portuguese
Build year / place 2008 / NETHERLANDS
Length (m) 17
Breadth (m) / Depth (m) 7.5 /
NT (tons) / GT (tons) /
Engine(s) power (BHP) 335
Engine(s) 2 x Deutz BF 6M 2012 - DT66635
Price 895,000 EUR

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Detailed Information

Built Year & Place 2008 / NETHERLANDS
Hull Material Aluminium
Class Society and Notation Local Portuguese Sea Going
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Principle Dimensions
Length Overall (m) 17
Length Between Prep. (m)
Breadth (m) 7.5
Depth (m)
Draft (m) 1.68
NT (tons)
GT (tons)
DWT (tons)
Machinery & Propulsion
Total Power Output (BHP) 335
Main Engine(s) 2 x Deutz BF 6M 2012 - DT66635
Main Propulsion System Twin Screw
Auxiliary engine(s) 1 X 18 KW , Paguro,1 X 8.5 KW , Paguro
Speed Maximum (knots) 9
Speed Cruising (knots) 7.5
Cargo & Tank Capacities
Deck Cargo (tons)
Deck Area (m2)
Deck Load (tons/m2)
Fuel Tanks Capacity (m3)
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity (m3)
Ballast Tanks Capacity (m3)
Additional Information

The vessel is in full working condition. The vessel was built with a DNV-GL hull construction certificate and is registered as a yacht, with Portuguese flag and Portugal maritime-touristic license that allows to operate the vessel for certain commercial activities (touristic, charter, scientific). All Portuguese safety and operation docs are complete and in order.
The width of the moon pool is 3.00 meters. It is ideally suited for one or two Nemo subs from Uboat Worx, which are 2.32m wide.


GA PLANS are not representing the actual layout in some details:
Vessel has propeller shrouds around the propellers. The rudders are incorporated in the shrouds, therefore maneuvering is much easier.
The steering stand is not centered, but on the starboard side. There is no aft steering stand. The mast is not as high as shown. The layout of the cabins is different in some points making it more practical.

LWL: 15.66 m
2x hydraulic bow thrusters 13kw each
Displacement: approx. 60 tons

2x electric engine control system
Enginerooms well maintained
Running hours (approx.): port engine: 3100h starboard: 2600h
Fuel: diesel
Fuel tanks (aluminium):
Forward tanks: 2 x 2740 l
Aft tanks: 2 x 2640 l
Day tanks: 2 x 370 l
Hydraulik tank: 200 l with temperature and level gauge
Cooling system: 2x intercooling, wet exhaust

Propulsion and steering:
2x 5 blade propeller
water lubricated propeller shaft
2x Propeller Nozzle (Poseidon)
Steering system: hydraulic
2x Aquadrive B20 thrust bearings
2x ZF 63A-2,5 hydraulic Hurth-Marine
reduction: 2,52

Bilge pump:
4x electric pump 24V
2x submersible pump 230V
Gas system: present

Speed (approx.):
7.5 knots cruising speed at 1700 RPM (without sub)
7.0 knots cruising speed at 1700 RPM (with 8 ton sub)
9 knots top speed
Bow thruster:
2x 13 Kw hydraulic bow thruster MAX-Power Series 225HYD

aluminium portholes GEBO
aluminium outside doors
Airdraft (approx.): 10,2m with mast 5,3m lowered mast
Colour: blue bulwark, white superstructure

Lifting gear:
10 ton hydraulic crane for underwater vehicle (HOV, ROV, AUV)
Workshop including lathe, milling machine, tools and spares/materials.

Accommodation and galley:
2 double cabins, 1 toilet and 1 shower are located in each hull.
Cabins front: 2 x 3 m2; cabins aft: 2 x 2 4 m2.
Showers: 2 x 1 m2, heads: 2 x 1 m2.
The practical galley is located at the bridge and provides fridge, stove and micro wave.
A deepfreezer and an oven are available in the work area.
Recreational area:
Bridge/galley with table seating 8 people: 18 m2.
Galley: in wheelhouse, longitudinal
Cooker: gas, 3-burner hob stainless steel
Oven: Syndrox electric oven, 230V
Microwave: Sharp R-677D
Fridge / Refrigerator: INDEL 130 l/24 Volt
Freezer: Severin 45 l/230 Volt
Worktop: 14-17mm plywood with laminated surface (Formica type)
Wash basin: stainless steel sink
Water tap:
hot & cold running water
Wheelhouse: 200cm
Workshop: 210cm
Work area: 210/285cm
Cabins: 185/202cm

2 x Victron MultiPlus combi inverter/charger 24/3000
Air conditioning:
1 Portable
Fresh water tank (Aluminium):
2 x 1040 l
Water pressure system:
electric water pump with pressure holding tank
Hot water system:
60 l boiler/water heater 230 Volt
Diesel water separator/filter (2 x SEPAR double unit):

Engine rooms: 2 x 5 m2
Dinghi Highfield CL 310 with Yamaha 15 HP outboard engine (new in 2019)

Electric system:
Electrical supply while in harbor is done with 50m of 3-phase 2.5mm2 cable over a 6KW/380V insulation transformer;
Electrical supply when sailing is done by the port engine´s alternator charging the 24V/400ah battery bank;
2 x Vectron 24V/3000 Multiplus inverter/battery chargers supply 220VAC to the bord grid;
1 x 8,5 KW Paguro generator 1,500 rpm, 230VAC for general power supply in working mode (sidescan, multibeam, workshop with lathe, etc.);
1 x 18 KW Paguro generator 3,500 rpm, 380VAC for higher power supply (submarine battery and HP air charging, ROV, etc.).

well insulated
80mm PU foamed insulation in living, working and storage space
80mm mineral wool in engine rooms (good sound insulation)
good quality sound dampening wall plates in engine rooms
2x shower
hot & cold running water
wash basin with hot & cold running water
Toilet / Heads:
2x flush toilet, 24V Johnson silent Aqua T
washbasin with cold running water

2x 24V, 70 Ah starter battery port engine
2x 24V, 70 Ah starter battery stb engine
1x 12V/58Ah Ah starter battery generator I.
1x 12V/58Ah Ah starter battery generator II.
1x 24V, 400 Ah domestic batterie (2×2 12V/200Ah Mastervolt)
Battery charger:
2 x Victron MultiPlus combi inverter/charger 24/3000
2 x Victron VE.Bus Multi Control
Isolation transformer:
6 kW isolation transformer 400Volt WALCHER 6,3
50m shorecable 400V
Earth-leakage breaker: present

Generator I:
Paguro 8500 whisper set (main generator)
8,5 kVA 230 VAC @ 1500 RPM
Generator II:
Paguro 1800 whisper set (submersible battery charge and Bauer air compressor 330bar)
18 kVA 400 VAC @ 3500 RPM

Navigation and communication equipment:
Depthsounder: Furuno FCV-295 (new in 2020)
Chartplotter: Simrad GPS (should be replaced with a newer model)
VHF: iCom with integrated GPS and DSC/MMSI – 1 x IC-M421, 1 x IC-M330
Portable VHFs: 1 x Emergency IC-GM1600E; 2 x IC-M35
Clipper Navtex
AIS (new in 2019)
Autopilot: Simrad
Radar: Simrad

Special survey equipment
ELAC Multibeam Sonar SeaBeam1050 with Hypack software
Motion Sensor CodaOctopus F180
Klein 3000 Side Scan Sonar System
Marine Magnetics Magnetometer
USBL underwater tracking system LinkQuest 1500 HA with high power transponder TN1510-AHR and
Tracklink software

Safety equipment
Safety equipment according Portuguese legal requirements for oceanic navigation:
EPIRB: McMurdo Smartfind E8 (new in 2020) etc.
2x automatic fire extinguishing system engine rooms
6 fire extinguishers
4 life buoys
10 pax liferaft (2020) with certificate
life jackets

Winches and anchor:
1 x anchor winch forward capacity 1500 KGS
deck crane capacity 500kg (tested at 1 ton)

Anchor equipment:
electric anchor winch THOR HR4000 with remote control
1x Pool main anchor
1x stern anchor
70 m anchor chain
bow roller
Boarding ladder: present
2 work (swimming) platforms with antislip

guardrail around
guardrail around upper deck
Aluminium RIB HIGHFIELD 310 (2018)
Yamaha outboard engine 15 Hp (2019)
Steering console with steering wheel and controls
A-frame with electric winch (Superwinch C1000, 24V), remote control

Additional information:
deck shower
deck lights
gangway port and stb

Areas, deck machinery and equipment:
Hoisting crane for underwater vehicle, capacity 10 tons
Interior work area 32m2
46 m2 upper deck
2 x 5 m2 storage;
10 m² workshop, equipped with lathe, milling machine etc.
Air compressor Bauer Oceanus 330bar (new in 2021)
Scuba diving equipment
Scuba diving tanks
Top deck area with sun sail: 46 m2.
Walk decks: 2 x 19 m2; front deck: 9 m2; aft deck: 12 m2.

The motor was built in The Netherlands in the year 2008.
It was specifically designed as a submarine carrier with moon pool between the hulls, mainly for liaing/deploying and transpor=ng the manned research submersible LULA1000 (1000m 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 pladorm for the necessary maintenance work on the sub.
It is equipped with underwater naviga=on and communica=on systems for the underwater vehicle, sidescan equipment with magnetometer and a winch with 2,200m of cable, a ELAC mul=beam sonar system for 3,000m of depth for bathymetric surveys and a workshop with lathe, milling machine, welding
equipment, stock of spare parts, etc.
It is sailing under Portuguese flag and registered as a yacht, facilitating mooring in a normal marina, as well as crew related questions. Actually she is operating as a pleasure craft with maritimetouristic licensing, which allows certain commercial activities, such as charter/rental and scientifictouristic
During the past 12 years, it has been successfully used for the purposes that it was designed for.
Numerous projects have been carried out in the field of oceanography and deepsea biology, habitat mapping, archaeological research, and wildlife and ocean filming for groundbreaking nature documentaries, in the Northeast Atlantic.
Bathymetric surveys
Bathymetrical and bottom characterization surveys using the multibeam and sidescan sonar are carried out prior to dives in order to complete the data and help planning the diving missions.
The availability of this technology on board makes it a compact and complete survey vessel.
Archaeological work/wreck location:
It can also easily be used as a vessel for wreck search and recovery. The precision sidescan equipment allows for clean high res acoustic imagery up to 900m of depth. The powerful hydraulic winch is controlled with a joystick from the steering station at the bridge and has a controlling backup and also an electrical motor backup in case of winch failure.
The hydraulic winch allows high coiling speeds for fast action. It also provides for an electric motor back-up system in case the hydraulic system should fail. The Klein3000 sidescan sonar provides high quality pictures.
This system has successfully been used within an archaeological project for the Government of the Azores.
Several old ship wreck sites were discovered at Terceira island during this project. The magnetometer, connected to the sidescan fish, delivers accurate readings of magnetic anomalies.
ROV operation:
It is also an ideal tool for ROV operations. The huge workspace can host an additional cable winch and a deep-going work class ROV with all its accessories. The ROV can be operated through the moon pool and the integrated crane structure. The I-crossbeams above the moon pool are designed and tested for safe liaing of loads up to 10 tons. The practical large desk at the comfortable bridge is the best place for the control monitors and piloting station for the ROV.
The (red) I-crossbeams were designed to support the LULA submersible during rest and transport. The beams can also be used as a base for a massive cable winch, for example for liaing heavy equipment from greater depth right through the moon pool into the protected work area. Ideal possibilities and conditions for salvage operations also in rough sea conditions.
Scuba diving:
Scuba diver operations are an easy task with this catamaran and have been performed with success over 10 years. The closed area around the
moon pool ensures privacy during operations, for example during wreck diving activities. With the huge space around the moon pool, there are virtually no space limitations. Given the high stability of a catamaran, even aquariums or other experiments can be mounted for groups of scientists or scientifically interested divers.

All details are given in good faith and are believed to be accurate but no warranty of accuracy or completeness or suitability for purpose is either stated or implied. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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