Research Vesssel/Expedition Yacht Conversion 224' Ocean Rover

see more yacht purchase options at http://YachtVids.com Owner Dan Stabbert shows his research ship and discusses its capabilities and it suitability for conversion to a world-class expedition yacht.See full listing on YACHTWORLD Year Built 1985/ Refit 2013/2015 Flag United States Class ABS, Ice Class C Length (overall) 224 ft. (68.27m) Breadth 43 ft. (13.1m) Draft Loaded 15 ft. (4.57m) - Ship Service Generators (4) Cat 600 KW Propulsion Motors G.E. DL58X170535 Horsepower - Diesel Electric (2) CAT 850 HP each Bow Thruster Harbormaster 550 HP Potable Water 17,000 gal Water making capacity 3000 gpd Fuel Consumption, Transit, Survey 1800/gpd @ 75/gph 1400/gpd @45/gph Cruising Radius 9000 NM Propellers (2) fixed pitch Accommodations 30 Staterooms / Heads 26 Stateroom and 17 heads Hospital 1 with head Life Preservers 45 A-Frame10,000 lb J-Frame 4,000 lb. Main Deck Crane 10 Ton Knuckle Boom Aux Deck crane (1) MCK 1250 - 4 Ton Hydraulic

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see more yacht purchase options at http://YachtVids.com Owner Dan Stabbert shows his research ship and discusses its capabilities and it suitability for conversion to a world-class expedition yacht.See full listing on YACHTWORLD Year Built 1985/ Refit 2013/2015 Flag United States Class ABS, Ice Class C Length (overall) 224 ft. (68.27m) Breadth 43 ft. (13.1m) Draft Loaded 15 ft. (4.57m) - Ship Service Generators (4) Cat 600 KW Propulsion Motors G.E. DL58X170535 Horsepower - Diesel Electric (2) CAT 850 HP each Bow Thruster Harbormaster 550 HP Potable Water 17,000 gal Water making capacity 3000 gpd Fuel Consumption, Transit, Survey 1800/gpd @ 75/gph 1400/gpd @45/gph Cruising Radius 9000 NM Propellers (2) fixed pitch Accommodations 30 Staterooms / Heads 26 Stateroom and 17 heads Hospital 1 with head Life Preservers 45 A-Frame10,000 lb J-Frame 4,000 lb. Main Deck Crane 10 Ton Knuckle Boom Aux Deck crane (1) MCK 1250 - 4 Ton Hydraulic

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Andrew King
Andrew King - 3 years ago
Beautiful ship. :-)
china man
china man - 3 years ago
wow, such enormous potential
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - 3 years ago
If tacoma boat built I worked on her. Built to ABS standard
Shawn B
Shawn B - 3 years ago
Given its 5 million price tag it gives you a lot of room to modify. Comes with its own hospital already in place. Its own massive walk in freezer. Ya some 5 million or so to refit it or less, but then you have a real research or pleasure cruising yacht, or both that can go anywhere. Sponsors and marine researchers would pay top dollar for such a facility to explore and its ice rated. You could even get the US Government to kick in a few bucks...the possibilities would be endless.
DT Better2
DT Better2 - 3 years ago
Perfect Zombie Floating Bunker!!
joes04redrx8
joes04redrx8 - 3 years ago
State of the art?? Maybe in the 80's
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Деревянные межкомнатные двери (100% массив натурального дерева) | Киев - DVERIMAR - 4 years ago
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Peter Davies
Peter Davies - 4 years ago
buying this should involve the new owner being locked up in an insane asylum.
Warner Athey
Warner Athey - 3 years ago
How so.
Coleen West
Coleen West - 4 years ago
The best thing about an open and free market is that it always figures out the correct value of things. This ship will ultimately sell for whatever it is actually worth. I suspect that it would have sold by now if it had actual value beyond its restoration cost.

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Colton Reeves
Colton Reeves - 4 years ago
This is a Stalwart-class ship, we have a converted one here at the maritime academy that I'm a cadet at. Not sure where the claim that they're great, seaworthy ships comes from. They're stable, yes, but they're very top-heavy if it's under loaded and ours handles like shit in any significant amount of wind, even with our giant bow thruster. And I'm not even sure if the bow thruster was original or not.
06600110
06600110 - 4 years ago
He says it has a quarter million gallon fuel capacity and that it burns 1800 per day. It is listed as a 9000 nm range at 11 knots. At 11 knots you go 264 nautical miles per day. So 9000nm would take 34 days. 34x1800=61,2000 gallons. I realize that this is an oversimplification but the difference between a quarter million and 61,200 is a pretty big margin of error.
Yukesh vs
Yukesh vs - 3 years ago
06600110 engine always run even ship is not moving
Ian Main
Ian Main - 3 years ago
listed as 9000nm radius (not range)...so more like 18k nm range
lucchau06
lucchau06 - 4 years ago
how much for sale
lottodreamer
lottodreamer - 4 years ago
I would love to know what Dan means when he said..... you could build a lot of great spaces without spending a lot of money. And their listing on yacht world they have a drawing of Ocean Rover after refit. Caption says..... this is a very practical, economical conversion of this vessel. I have a feeling that my......... without spending a lot of money, and economical conversion....... is a lot different then the yachting, ship conversion community.
P. ARTHUR RILEY
P. ARTHUR RILEY - 4 years ago
Great video of a very interesting retrofit opportunity where the backbone of the project is straight and strong.

Someone asked why would the U.S. Government spend $160MM on building new ships when a complete retrofit of this lady could be accomplished for a far smaller amount.

Two reasons come to mind, first federal government spends more money on purchasing new than retrofit / refurbishing and there is more subcontractor opportunities not to mention those pesky but very lucrative "cost overruns".

Second, most decision makers in Washington DC don't bat an eye at spending $160MM when $25MM - $35MM would get you 92% - 95% of comparable functionality of a new ship.

After all it isn't THEIR money now is it?
06600110
06600110 - 4 years ago
They spend the money because some congressman needed to create jobs in his district during an election year and maybe a shipbuilder contributed to his campaign funds.
Lindholmer5k
Lindholmer5k - 4 years ago
If i had the money....
Patrick---
Patrick--- - 3 years ago
...You lose it...
A kind of trap
777jones
777jones - 4 years ago
so it would cost like what, 50 million to set up... hmm.... but where will I keep all my tigers and leopards...
Ron Olin
Ron Olin - 4 years ago
No problem. They'll eat you.
Francesco DELLA MORTE
Francesco DELLA MORTE - 5 years ago
still for sale at 3,600,000
and that's the money it costs to operate it one year
Pasha Defragzor
Pasha Defragzor - 4 years ago
omfg Doomsday, u need some vault or oil rig instead with some boats)
Stephen Foley
Stephen Foley - 4 years ago
I want to buy it for my Doomsday prepping so when the world goes nuts i am heading off in my boat :)
Francesco DELLA MORTE
Francesco DELLA MORTE - 4 years ago
+The Yacht Channel
yes true about the price, and for sure the navy can (or could) afford the best, they are funded by taxpayers 
The Yacht Channel
The Yacht Channel - 4 years ago
Not true. But any vessel of this size is expensive to operate. And replacement cost is over $100 million. No civilian built "expedition yachts" can get close to the specs and performance of these US Navy vessels.
Pasha Defragzor
Pasha Defragzor - 4 years ago
3.6 no way)
michielribbens
michielribbens - 5 years ago
+the yacht channel i fully agree and excuse me for my reaction, i did not mean it in the bad way.
i like the way you display and explain these Yachts.
The Yacht Channel
The Yacht Channel - 5 years ago
Sloth- all boats of this vintage will have some asbestos in the stacks. It is sealed and the government does not deem it to be hazardous. But a new owner will have to survey the vessel and be sure there are no issues. Tis vessel is in class and ready to go to sea. The Navy build these ships to a far higher standard than yachts are built to.
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - 3 years ago
The Yacht Channel I was a QA engineer on her at Tacoma Boat when built. No asbestos used in construction
Gerald Roberts
Gerald Roberts - 4 years ago
The Yacht Channel The Yacht Channel The Yacht Channel The Yacht Channel The Yacht Channel The Yacht Channel The Yacht Channel w
Tim Hale
Tim Hale - 4 years ago
I thought the ship was built in 1985. If I remember correctly, it was in the mid-70s that we stopped using asbestos in ships.

Of course a survey would be done by any owner and that would ascertain whether it was installed or not.

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nuclearthreat545
nuclearthreat545 - 5 years ago
I'll take two, thanks
michielribbens
michielribbens - 5 years ago
the audio in this is crappy to say the least, but information wise very interesting. thanks!
06600110
06600110 - 4 years ago
Audio was fine. This isn't cinema it is information.
The Yacht Channel
The Yacht Channel - 5 years ago
+michielribbens Shot on a Canon Vixia with a Canon Bluetooth mike. Dan has a great voice for video but we always are shooting in places with lots of background noise and terrible spaces that are all metal. Overall, I think this is the best way to get a feel for what a vessel is- compared to still pictures and technical writing.
camtheargoman
camtheargoman - 5 years ago
Sounds great. However if it such an easy and inexpensive project and a great business venture, why is the owner not doing it himself? :)
Jason Masters
Jason Masters - 5 years ago
This ship, The Indomitable, was known to me and my fellow NOAA Corps officers as the McArthur II. We did many research cruises on her. NOAA has many of these T-AGOS class vessels. The Ka'imimoana, Hi'ialakai, Oscar Elton Sette, Gordon Gunter, Okeanos Explorer are all NOAA Ships of the T-AGOS Stalwart class. I'm one of few who has sailed on them all. You'd definitely need to pull the engines on this one. I know what they've been through. They are all good ships, but it's difficult for me to see any of these ships as a luxury vessel. Definitely pitchy in heavy seas. You'd need a different motor on the bow thruster. The emergency generators need rebuilds and better positioning on the ship along with muffling. As a research ship, she kicks ass. As a luxury yacht, I have my doubts. Whomever buys her, please keep the Indomitable name. The Navy named her correctly the first time and even though NOAA dimwits continue to think of re-naming these ships, the people who live and work on them never allow the true name to go away.
Jason Masters
Jason Masters - 5 years ago
+Francis YK Giam (FranGiam) It's not that simple and there'd need to be a lot more hydrodynamic testing to determine what, where and how a fin would affect the structure of the hull.
Francis YK Giam
Francis YK Giam - 5 years ago
+Jason Masters if in add fin stabiliser into the boat will it help to the Pitch and roll. Please advice thanks.
Jason Masters
Jason Masters - 5 years ago
+wixom01 The cost of maintenance on the engines she has is less beneficial than building a new ship that would be outfitted specifically for the fisheries operations that this ship performed while in service with NOAA. A new ship will last at least 20 years. The cost/benefit ratio favors the new ship. The NAVY mothballed the T-AGOS class because they were submarine hunters and the cold war ended. So, the Navy didn't need them. It's pitchy due to the hull mostly. Too many factors to describe what does and doesn't make a hull pitch more than others.
wixom01
wixom01 - 5 years ago
+Jason Masters Very interesting. Why is this particular ship prone to "pitching", do you know? Is it a flaw in her design? There has to be some reason the government would abandon these vessels in favor of newer "160 million dollar a copy" replacements.

I fell in love with the vessel as soon as I watched this video. Of course, it' doesn't matter, I'm only about a million dollars shy of being a millionaire, lol. But I find these ships fascinating.
Jason Masters
Jason Masters - 5 years ago
+Jason Masters If you wanted to convert her to a luxury yacht, you'd want to walk her first. While the ceilings are currently low, we had to run a ridiculous amount of cables everywhere to improve communications, but it was gov't work and could have been done a lot cleaner. So there's room overhead to gain by reconfiguring electrical. Stairways are very steep inside. We used to dream about combining the Captain's cabin, chief engineer's cabin, ship's office and XO stateroom into a Master Suite. For that matter you could take the whole deck below the bridge for the Master Suite. Fuel tanks need better baffles to keep fuel from sloshing around. You'd want to rip out the bridge controls by now. Put dynamic positioning in her. It makes for great fishing without needing to manually control the ship. Contact me if I can help anymore.
Jason Masters
Jason Masters - 5 years ago
+wixom01 Ships and planes rotate and move relative to a fixed point due to ocean waves. Typically the five motions include pitch, roll, heave surge and yaw. A good description can be found here -->
http://www.rmrco.com/docs/m1207_ship_movements_at_sea.pdf

Pitch is how the bow and stern go up and down. The ship, configured the way it is now, has a max speed of about 9.2 kts. Great for oceanography. In seas above 6 feet steaming ahead, she will pitch more than others with different hull configurations.

All of the Stalwart T-AGOS ships are listed here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalwart-class_ocean_surveillance_ship

Hope that helps
wixom01
wixom01 - 5 years ago
+Jason Masters Very interesting information, Jason, thank you. For those of us who have never been to sea on such a ship, can you tell us what "pitchy in heavy seas" means? Do you mean roll from starboard to port, or roll from bow to stern? Any other information you can provide would be of interest to me, of not to others who are interested in this ship. Thanks!
mr Janette smoker
mr Janette smoker - 5 years ago
How much is it
SittingMoose Shaman
SittingMoose Shaman - 5 years ago
...if only
- change her? Not in one's life! ...

She gets a good goin' over, yes. However, she gets to be what she was made to be, a research vessel. Only, under this captain/owner and my hand picked crew...she'll be outfitted with only the best in diving equipment, research manned & ROV submarine and its support gear. Including, specimen-salvage and transport containment systems along with the related, oceanographic electronics (top-shelf) covering the full spectrum from specimen search, retention and laboratory examination and transport storage.

Living quarters/mess...erm, haute cuisine/rec...shall be second to none! Everyone's quality of life is near sacred aboard this ship.

My charters would be serving an exclusively appropriate clientele of schools and university of the oceanography sciences.
Brisdad53
Brisdad53 - 5 years ago
+SittingMoose Shaman So you wouldn't change a thing... except for the parts that you'd change? If you spend $50m to buy and refurbish this into an expedition yacht, you're not going to want iron bunks and formica topped galley tables. Expedition yachts like Suri and Global (ex-Allure Shadow) give both unmatched comfort AND the greatest floating toy garage in the world. "Roughing it" isn't allowed.
Bill Hunter
Bill Hunter - 5 years ago
+SittingMoose Shaman. I agree. I would put out the word on the US Navy FB pages. I know that there was a discussion about year ago of how a bunch of sailors could get together and get something like this. I'd also start asking around at the schools that have ocean research programs. I'd love to hit Power Ball tonight. One thing I'd do is put in an owner suite so I could hang out and watch the research they are conducting. Really, really miss being at sea.
Edward Cook
Edward Cook - 5 years ago
I wouldn't convert it! I love it! it's a gigantic toy!
wixom01
wixom01 - 5 years ago
This ship has an interesting history. It once rescued about 150 people of the northern coast of South America. The article is here.
http://www.msc.navy.mil/publications/pressrel/press01/press14.htm
Also, for those interested, the listing for the ship is here:
http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1985/Tacoma-Boat-Building-Company-US-Navy-Ice-Class-Diesel-Elect-2857828/Seattle/WA/United-States#.VgV7LMtVhBc
David Myers
David Myers - 4 years ago
You sound like me. I watched the video and imagined redesigning the ship into world class exploration vessel. I take it luck (powerball) hasn't struck you yet. Until then keep dreaming, somebody has to win!
Dan Cutler
Dan Cutler - 5 years ago
+wixom01 sign me up!!!!
I am a diesel mechaic. I could work in the engine and generator spaces. Not traained on marine diesels but could serve as mate to the chief engineer.
wixom01
wixom01 - 5 years ago
+wixom01 Okay, as I type this Saturday's (Jan. 9, 2016) Powerball jackpot is estimated to be around 3/4 of a BILLION dollars. If I win, I'm buying this ship and refitting her to go out and study "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch". This is considered a major ecological disaster (you can google it). So, my odds are 200 million to one, or so, but who's with me, here? Who wants to be in my crew? Should a miracle occur, anyone who responds to this is in, and I will pay well and I'll even send you to school to get the necessary training. Whatever it is you want to do on board my ship, I'll pay for your training. You can study/train while the ship is being refitted. Do you want to be a steward or stewardess, a cook, technician of some sort, a first mate, an engineer or maybe be the captain? After we're all trained (I want to be an engineer and work with those engines) we'll head out and do some serious science, but we'll do a lot of partying, too! Okay, who's with me!?
Catholicus
Catholicus - 5 years ago
This is the kind of yacht/expedition vessel that makes sense. Sail anywhere. Maritime rigor. Weather worthy. Long distance cruising.
wingding028
wingding028 - 5 years ago
i wonder how much it is
9 LAZARUS
9 LAZARUS - 5 years ago
+wixom01 The Donald, for sure. This would be change for someone like him...
Michael O'Rourke
Michael O'Rourke - 5 years ago
+wixom01 I have a 300 foot yacht. But this one is not a luxury mega yacht like mine it's a research vessel. This is not for luxury cruising to the bahamas. This would be a huge project to convert. Ally he equipment would be put to waste which is upsetting
wixom01
wixom01 - 5 years ago
+wingding028 Asking price is $4,800,000. So, you could probably pick it up for a bit more than $4,000,000. But the conversion cost would be astronomical! Millions and millions of dollars more, not to mention crew costs, fuel costs, berthing costs, and on and on. This is a hobby for the mega wealthy.

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cornskid
cornskid - 5 years ago
I love the enthusiasm of Mr Stabbert. If I were younger I'd beg him for a job.
wixom01
wixom01 - 5 years ago
+cornskid Me too, but at age 56 I'm a bit old to be starting a new career. : /

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