Monday, April 9, 2012

'Proteus' 53.3m (175ft) Expedition Conversion Proposal

Proteus (Shepard for the Sea God Neptune) is 53.3m (175ft) in length and was originally an offshore supply vessel, she went through a refit in 2005 and a technical refit in 2009. During the 2005 refit she was converted to an oceanographic research vessel that has further prospect to be transformed into a magnificent expedition yacht. Steve Reoch from All Ocean Yachts has presented a Sergio Cutolo conversion proposal for Proteus. Sergio is from the renowned Italian design studio Hydro Tec Naval Architecture. and the images below show the before and after.


This amazing design shows what can be done to old research vessels and expedition yachts to bring them forward into the 21st century. She is currently for sale at a great price of $3,850,000 and is currently located in Panama. The potential for owner and designer creativity with this project is huge.

She can currently accommodate up to 19 guests/scientists and a crew of 16. The interior is constructed to cruise ship standards so modifications are relatively straight forward and economical. She had a successful 2011 year with several multi month scientific charters and has just successfully conducted sea trials in January of this year.

Some of her main features include the noticeable ABS classed 4960 lb max load heli pad that carries a Eurocopter. Her spacious garage that can hold a 3 man Triton 3300/3 submarine, 4 jet skis, a 30ft tender and plenty more space for a lot more toys. Just to add to all that she also has a dive center and a luxurious cinema.

For more information on Proteus please contact Steve Reoch from All Ocean Yachts:

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