OceanXplorer is a converted oceanographic research vessel. She was built as Volstad Surveyor by Freire in 2010. In 2019 she was sent to Damen Shipyard for a conversion into an exploration, research and media vessel/yacht. She is capable of exploring the most unreachable places on Earth.
The vessel is equipped with Rolls Royce AZP 100 diesel-electric propulsion. Her top speed is 16 knots. Her range is more than 6,000nm.
The yacht can accommodate more than 60 crew and guests.
The vessels Mission control functions as a central nervous system. All of the data collected from OceanXplorer’s deep-sea vehicles, CTD, and other sensors are input into a centralized mission data management platform. Outputs from the data management system can be input into specific software for more in-depth data analysis.
Wet and Dry Labs
The vessel’s four lab’s capabilities include microscopy, aquarium tanks, genetic sequencing, bio-fluorescent imaging, and visualization of samples from the ship’s various sensors.
The yacht carries a large helicopter in an onboard hangar. the helicopter is equipped to search long-range, to deploy research teams and film.
The vessel’s media center creates digital content and other media productions
The yacht’s owner is billionaire Ray Dalio
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The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.
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