Research Vessels For Sale

Research vessels make excellent liveaboard options for conversion to small cruise ships or lesser standard recreational dive vessels. Their sizes can range from under 30m in length up to over 100 m and usually have good commercial standard of accommodation to cater for civilian crews. The functions of hydrography, oceanography and fisheries assessments usually are the basis of their research. As they are to stay long periods at sea they tend to have very good seakeeping and usually have helicopter launch and recovery systems. Additional passenger style options for cruise or liveaboard applications can be found on our page

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Some better quality government retired vessels find further homes in research fields however they are usually picked up by other governments looking for more cost effective methods to meet research needs. Passenger numbers can range from a crew of 10 up to 60 depending on the extent of the scientific applications.

DBB Research Vessels For Sale


LOA m (ft)35.36
Beam m (ft)7.92
Engine Type2 x Kelvin T8
Engine kW (HP)180
Year Const1973

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