Price-dropped for quick sale. A rugged ice-class research ship in top condition that can easily be converted into a world-class exploration yacht. Currently completing its 5-year ABS class survey. New paint and ready to go with 9,000 nm range.
Brokers may negotiate higher commissions.
1. This ship has new 5-year class inspection. If OSV vessel needs 5-year dry docking/class due soon. Figure 3.5-4.5M cost for this.
2. Shaft drive vs diesel electric. Efficiency, no vibration, lower maintenance and longer life.
3. No cranes, HPU’s, or other support including a-frames-250-450k differential alone.
4. Built as a high horsepower tug supply vessel not a science vessel
5. 7200HP means she burns 4000-6000 GPD compared to 1800 GPD. Operating cruising fuel differential alone 3000-4000 gallons per day or 600k-1M per year. Not to mention lube oil, engine maintenance, etc. Rover can operate on 2 out of 4 CATS with total rebuild cost per engine every 40000 hours at 50k. The engines on this ship likely cost 450k per side to rebuild.
6. Quarters emergency only in a few staterooms for 28 on OSV. Likely 4x and 6x staterooms possible 6/8 total staterooms. Compared to Rover at 46 in doubles and singles with almost 30 staterooms.
7. No public spaces, no gyms, no real galley or dining etc.
8. Quiet diesel electric on rubber mount operations offer a full ocean completely different at sea experience compared to a high vibration large horsepower vessel designed for local near coastal operations.
9. Not designed for extended cruising so no large stores areas, no large walk in freezers or coolers compared to Rover.
10. Repair and maintenance double or more on an asset of this class
11. Crewing requirement substantially higher. She is too large at almost 265 ‘ long x 50’ plus wide and most of her is tankage and in ballast so likely heavy wastage.
12. New price to build 25M compared to Rover new price to build 100M.
13. Overall a completely different asset that will cost 2x per year operating cost, up front cost will be substantially more than buying the Rover with new certs, less than half the operating costs, and three times the capability.
The NOAA Ship McArthur II is a highly capable, multipurpose oceanographic research ship. Acquired from the U.S. Navy in 2002, it was converted by NOAA from a T-AGOS surveillance vessel to a flexible platform capable of missions ranging from manned submersible deployments to whale observations. Commissioned in May 2003, this 224-foot vessel conducts coastal oceanographic research, marine mammal population studies and environmental assessments throughout much of the eastern Pacific, including the U.S. West Coast, Central and South America.
A diverse complement of small boats and specialized oceanographic equipment allows McArthur II to conduct a wide variety of marine research disciplines. Th e ship is outfitted with sophisticated data acquisition equipment used to monitor the atmospheric and oceanic environment wherever it travels.
These instruments include a thermosalinograph, conductivity-temperature-depth instrument (CTD), and Scientific Computer System (SCS). The SCS is a valuable tool used by scientists as they conduct their research, providing them with required background data sets and the ability to make immediate decisions based on visualization of real-time data and the way the data relate to each other. Whether McArthur II is searching for whales on a warm-water core boundary, towing a CTD across a volcanic vent, or collecting plankton in a bongo tow, SCS will provide immediate data to make decisions about the progress and quality of the operation.
McArthur II continues the work of its predecessor, McArthur, which was involved in a variety of operations, including CTD casts, water clarity observations, acoustic Doppler current profiler transects, sound velocity profiling, weather balloon launches, acoustic surveys, scuba diving, plankton tows using several types of nets, and detailed observations of marine mammal and bird activity.
An acoustically quieted research vessel with generous laboratory space and large weather decks, it is an excellent platform for the study and observation of marine mammals. During marine mammal assessment cruises, observers visually survey areas for population density and distribution of marine mammals. Th e study areas include the eastern
Pacific, from Alaska to South America and as far west as Hawaii. Basic habitat and oceanographic data are also collected. McArthur II conducts environmental assessments for national marine sanctuaries and estuarine reserves. Environmental assessment cruises include the collection of physical and biological data in the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, multidisciplinary studies in the Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries off northern California, an ecosystem-wide study in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in Washington, and salmon studies in and around the San Francisco Bay area. McArthur II will conduct operations in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, where it will deploy manned and unmanned submersible vehicles and high-resolution habitat mapping sonar. The primary goal of these cruises is to collect data that will enhance the resource management of these pristine “set-aside” environments, ensuring their health for future generations.
Indomitable was laid down by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company at Tacoma, Washington on 26 January 1985 and launched on 16 July 1985. 'She' was delivered to the U.S. Navy on 26 November 1985. 'She' was placed in non-commissioned service in the U.S. Navy 's Military Sealift Command on 1 December 1985 as USNS Indomitable (T-AGOS-7), a United States Naval Ship with a mixed crew of U.S. Navy personnel and civilian merchant mariners.
Stalwart-class ships were designed to collect underwater acoustical data in support of Cold War anti-submarine warfare operations. Accordingly,Indomitable employed Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) equipment on Cold War underwater surveillance duties during the final years of the Cold War.
After the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in late December 1991, requirements for such surveillance declined. By 1998,Indomitable 's SURTASS gear had been removed, and she had received anAN/SPS-49 radar for use in counternarcotics surveillance.
The Navy retired Indomitable from service on 2 December 2002 and struck her from the Naval Vessel Register the same day.
On 9 December 2002, Indomitable was transferred to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA converted her into anoceanographic research ship. She was commissioned in the NOAA fleet asNOAAS McArthur II (R 330) on 20 May 2003, replacing the NOAA survey shipNOAAS McArthur (S 330), which was decommissioned the same day in a combined ceremony.
McArthur II has berthing for 38 people in 18 single staterooms, eight double staterooms, and one quadruple stateroom, providing her with the capacity to carry up to 15 scientists on domestic voyages or up to 14 scientists and aUnited States Public Health Service officer on international voyages. She can seat 16 people at a time in her crew 's mess.
McArthur II has a wet laboratory freezer, a dry laboratory freezer, and an oceanographic laboratory refrigerator. On deck, she has a 2.3-ton-capacity deck crane with a boom that extends to 46 feet (14 m), two oceanographic winches, a movable A-frame, and a movable J-frame. She carries one 24-foot (7.3 m) and one 21-foot (6.4 m) Zodiac rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB).
McArthur II was an active member of the NOAA Pacific Fleet with her home port at Seattle, Washington. She departed Seattle on her maiden NOAA cruise on 1 June 2003. She conducted oceanographic research and assessments throughout the eastern Pacific Ocean, including along the United States West Coast - where she was involved in studies in several national marine sanctuaries - and the Pacific coast of Central America and South America. She engaged in measurements of chemical, meteorological, and biological sampling for several large-scale programs within NOAA, and the scientists who carry out research aboard her come from many divisions of NOAA, as well as otherUnited States Government agencies, U.S. state government agencies, andacademia.
McArthur II was retired by NOAA on 18 June 2014.
The engines had top ends completed every 20,000 hrs. and full rebuilds every 40,000 hrs.
The main generator engines (four) are CAT 398’s.
Main Drive electric motors are General Electric.
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 @
Cruising Radius 9000 NM
Propellers (2) fixed pitch
Staterooms / Heads 26 Stateroom and 17 heads
Hospital 1 with head
Life Preservers 45
A-Frame 10,000 lb
J-Frame 4,000 lb.
Main Deck Crane 10 Ton Knuckle Boom
Aux Deck crane (1) MCK 1250 - 4 Ton Hydraulic
2629 NW 54th St
Seattle, WA 98107