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Type: Oceanographic Research Builder:RYSCO FLORIDA
Length: 175' (53.3 m) Built: Mfg-1977 Refit-2009
Beam: 38' (11.6 m) Engines: 2xCAT
Draft: Min 8' (2.4 m)
Max 12' (3.7 m)
Fuel Cap: 75000 g (283876 l)
Cabins: 9 + 6 Range: 9800
Hull Mtrl: Steel Flag: Panama
Location: Dania, FLPrice: 1,300,000 USD
See the PROTEUS Conversion Project page on this website.

PROTEUS was built at Rysco Shipyard in Florida in 1977 as an offshore supply vessel. She was converted in 2005 by Stabbert Maritime for Oceanographic Research and as an Exploration Yacht. PROTEUS is in ABS class and had an extensive technical refit in 2009 making her ready for extended voyages now. An estate is selling PROTEUS and they are eager to get her off their books.

As she is currently configured she carries up to 19 Guests/Scientists and up to16 Crew. The interior is constructed to cruise ship standards and thus modifications are relatively straight forward and economical. PROTEUS is comfortable, clean and includes Owner's areas. She has had several multi month scientific charters in 2011.

PROTEUS is a solid, sound vessel as she is, ready for versatile adventuring. She is a viable candidate for conversion (see below): Expedition/ Research/ Long Range/ Adventurer/Sub Tender/ Surf/Dive/ Yacht. The 65' x 30' Aft Deck can carry tons of tenders and toys. The heli pad is operational and was built to ABS class. The Eurocopter model AS 350 B3 in the photos is for sale separately. The 27' All Weather diesel Tender is well suited for many missions.

PROTEUS had $3.5 million USD invested in her in the past 3 years above routine maintenance. She has seen good management; she is big, modernized, ready and economical with recent audio gauges and surveys.

Any large, Long Range Expedition Yacht buyer should give careful consideration to the detailed specifications available and photos for this superior opportunity.

See the PROTEUS Conversion Project page on this website.

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VIP Stateroom

VIP Lounge

Twin Guest/Scientist Cabin




Aft Deck

Eurocopter AS 350 B3 Helicopter- for sale separately

Engine Room

Aft View

BERTELI- 27'/8m All Weather Tender

Port Starboard Layout


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