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2012 Custom Ice-Class Expedition

vigo, Spain


Bring Offers! 2012 Custom Ice-Class Expedition.This Custom Ice Class vessel is the ideal Extreme Expedition Vessel, representing a unique opportunity to convert a modern government built 19+ knot, ice-class, diesel-electric search & rescue vessel designed and built for extreme-weather service in the North Sea. Located in the shipyard where it was built in Spain, it is ready for a timely conversion. It will operate safely and comfortably in all sea conditions, including ice, to support expedition adventures for the consummate sportsman or, serve as an exceptional "shadow boat" for a larger yacht. Originally built as an ice-class search & rescue ship to the highest technical specification for government operation in Scandinavia. With only 400 hours on the main MAN/Rolls Royce engines, it represents a fast and economical conversion at a fraction of the cost of a new-build. A shipyard new boat warranty will be applied. Price quoted includes purchase and conversion to original designs. New owner will have the option of further customization. Lying Vigo for inspectionBe sure to check out the video and the Matterport 3D-Tour!

We are tracking more than 40 commercial vessels in Europe and U.S. available for conversion as yacht support or expedition vessels. We have inspected most of these and have surveys on several. Please get in touch to discuss your project mission. 


Approved Boats is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Xplorer Yachts LLC.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: C-242
Make: Custom
Model: Ice-Class Expedition
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Steel
Boat Hull ID: CAR324c24288
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 8,334 km


Length: 225 ft / 68.58 m
Length Overall: 225 ft / 68.58 m
Beam: 37 ft / 11.28 m
Range: 27'6 ft / 8334 m
Max Draft: 12 ft / 3.66 m
Cabins Count: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 3
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: Holeby Type 6L21/31
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Other
  • Engine Hours: 400
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: Holeby Type 6L21/31
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 400
Engine #3 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: Holeby Type 6L21/31
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 400
Cruising Speed: 17 kn
Maximum Speed: 19 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 158,987 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 30,283 L


Heads Count: 8
Stock Number: C-242
Boat Class: Mega Yachts


The owner's suite plus five additional guest suites will accommodate 12 guests. All suites have large ports to appreciate the changing surroundings. 

In addition to walk-in closets and his and hers options in Master Head, there is an office and sitting area with LED screen that serves the bed or seating area.

Noise reducing decks

The entire accommodation area on deck 3 and deck 4 is covered with floating floor for optimal reduction of noise and vibrations from the engine room, A/C central, etc.

The floor construction and lining details were built to spec.

On deck 3 the floating floor is of a high-reduction combi floor.

Where deck 3 is lowered in the aft part of the accommodation, the thickness of the floating floor has been increased in order to taper the deck into the aft deck, so that the top of the floor is in level with the rest of the deck.


An integrated bridge system for navigation is fitted, with all equipment designed for recessed mounting in "cockpit” style bridge consoles, including the bridge wing manoeuvring stands and overhead ceiling consoles. Following navigation devices are integrated in navigation system (NACOS):

2 of Radars, one Multipilot and one Chartradar

1 of Chartpilot (ECDIS)

1 of Conningpilot

1 of Trackpilot

1 of Gyro compass with integrated GPS Gyro

1 of Speedlog

1 of Echosounder

1 of Navigation DGPS

1 of AIS

Gyro Compass and Autopilot

- Gyro / GPS Gyro Compass (automatic correction for course and speed)

- Gyro repeaters at bridge wings and steering gear room

- Steering repeater

- Bearing repeaters on top of wheelhouse.

- Magnetic compass and fluxgate

- Magnet compass repeater with synchronic-output to autopilot

Voyage Data Recorder (VDR)

A voyage data recorder (VDR) is installed. The following information is recorded over a period of 24 hours or according to rules

Retractable Stabilizers

The Vessel is equipped with Brown Brothers Aquarius series folding fin stabilisers model Aquarius 25/2.05m² fin   

  • Enhanced stabiliser performance thanks to the one-piece high-lift fin
  • Low installation costs for hydraulic, mechanical and control equipment
  • Ease of integration with ship’s alarm and monitoring systems
  • Small hull aperture
  • Linear actuators for fin tilt and extension
  • Integral lubrication system
  • Fin-box can be shipyard supplied
  • Load sensing hydraulics
  • Latest generation controls
Diesel Electric and systems

Main engines-  Rolls Royce B5J 500LC4-690V

Power main engines-  2x1.800 kW =3.600 kW

Bow thruster: 1x300 kW Brunvoll tipo RDT

3 MAN generators:  2x1320 kW and 1x1760 kW





The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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