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United Yacht Sales

304' Aerojet-General Ex Oceanographer Mega Yachts

Location: Cruising MX
Listing Number: M-6749858
Price: $ 950,000   
LOA:
304'
Beam:
52.00'
Draft:
Max. 18.00'
Year:
1966
Model:
Ex Oceanographer
Broker:
United Yacht Sales
110 Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
772-463-3131

M/Y Sahara (formerly: ââ?¬Ë?Protectorââ?¬â?¢ and before that: ââ?¬Ë?Oceanographerââ?¬â?¢) was built by the Gibbs-Jacksonville Shipyard under contract with Aerojet General for the US government. It would eventually be the flagship of the NOAA fleet and travel more than 2 million miles through all of the earthââ?¬â?¢s oceans during her 30 years of service as a research ship.

Sahara was decommissioned in 1996. A $50 million superyacht conversion was started a few years ago but circumstances changed and now a new owner can pick up this gorgeous ship along with the in-progress works and choose their own plan for completion.

Several designs have been drawn depicting her proposed conversion into an exquisite global luxury yacht / small cruise ship. Contact the broker to explore options for the development of the vessel into a seagoing hotel or a bespoke luxury superyacht. Various intriguing superstructure design plans and GA drawings are available.

Sahara is a beautiful vessel, with excellent bones. The boat was built to withstand the toughest seas for her scientist crew. She was built to the most rigorous ââ?¬Ë?ice classââ?¬â?¢ standards and reproducing her would likely cost between two and three hundred million dollars today. This translates to an enormous value for a discerning buyer who wants to shave several million dollars and many months off the process of the construction of a beautiful and rugged expedition vessel. 

LOA (ft):
304'
Beam (ft):
52.00
Max. Draft (ft):
18.00'
Model Year:
1966
Model Name:
Ex Oceanographer
Hull Material:
Steel
Cruise Speed (mph):
15.00 knots
Max. Speed (mph):
20.00 knots
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal):
320000 gallons
Engine Horsepower (hp):
6000. hp
No. of Engines:
4

47ms.