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2015 Custom Ice-Class 19-kn Support or Expedition

Vigo, Spain


Custom Ice-Class 19-kn Yacht Support or Extreme Expedition

This Custom Ice-Class 19-kn vessel is ideal as a fast-yacht support or Extreme Expedition is for sale presents a unique opportunity to buy a 19-knot, ice-class, diesel-electric search & rescue vessel that is new and ready for conversion to a kick-ass expedition yacht.

COMPARE to DAMEN 'Game Changer' asking over $56 million.

Vessel is in shipyard where it was built in Spain, and it can easily be brought to a U.S. shipyard (like Tampa Ship or Rybovich) for a quick conversion.  It will operate safely and comfortably in all sea conditions, including ice, to support expedition adventures for the consummate sportsman (and ladies). Originally built as an ice-class search & rescue ship to the highest technical spec for government operation in Scandinavia.This price quoted is for the new search & rescue ship with only 400 hours on the main engines. The cost of the conversion into an expedition yacht will be an additional cost for new owner.   It comes with a shipyard warranty.

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Approved Boats is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by SYS Yacht Sales - Jupiter.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: Xplorer 71 ICE-CLASS
Make: Custom
Model: Ice-Class 19-kn Support or Expedition
Year: 2015
Condition: New
Category: Power
Builder: Cardama
Construction: Steel
Boat Hull ID: C-242
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 8,334 km


Length: 225 ft / 68.58 m
Length Overall: 225 ft / 68.58 m
Beam: 36'10 ft / 11.23 m
Range: 27'6 ft / 8334 m
Max Draft: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m
Cabins Count: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 3
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 400
  • Model: Holeby type 6L21/31
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Power: 4,800hp
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 400
  • Model: Holeby type 6L21/31
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Power: 4,800hp
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #3 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 400
  • Model: Holeby type 6L21/31
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Power: 4,800hp
  • Engine Location: Center
Total Engine Power: 14,400hp
Cruising Speed: 16 kn
Maximum Speed: 19 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 160,399 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 31,192 L


Heads Count: 14
Drive Type: Other
Boat Class: Mega Yachts


As a converted expedition yacht:

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.

Chill Club

A steam room and a sauna with adjoining massage room will be welcome in frosty locations. The side opening and fold-out deck allows easy exit from sauna to icy splash. State-of-the-art gym equipment resides in the hull and can also be set up on deck, when the weather cooperates.

Main Tender (option)

Munson Boats offers a standardized product line

of high speed landing craft that offer a unique

alternative to conventional boat design. The

unofficial motto at Munson is "form follows

function", with the function being whatever the

buyer has in mind. 

Munson Model 38-20 Specifications:

  • Hull Length:38 ft (11.5 m)
  • Beam:12 ft (3.6 m)
  • Hull Type:Monohull
  • Power:Cummins 425 HP x 2
  • Propulsion:Hamilton Jet 292
  • Fuel:200 gallons
  • Speed:45 mph, light ship
Snow gear

A range of deep powder and X-Country demo skis and Snowboards with adjustable bindings. 

Inflatable "Air-Bag" Packs or Inflatable "Balloon" Packs. In the unlikely event of an avalanche, the user can deploy an inflated balloon that will improve buoyancy in the moving snow. These packs will also contain a shovel, probe and radio.

4 x Ski-Doo Expedition Xtreme 850 E-TEC
Lightweight, strong and durable, built to accommodate 20-in. wide tracks to maximize flotation and traction, while providing the precise handling and benefits of the open cockpit design. Maximum capability on- and off-trail.

Similar geometry and steering to the RAS 3 mountain front end for capability and light steering feel on- and off-trail. Optimized for crossover usage, two ski stance positions dial in handling: 40.2 in. (102 cm) or 38.4 in. (97.5 cm).

Noise reduction 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.

Props and Controls

Propeller and Shafting

The Vessel is provided with two (2) off four-bladed, fixed pitch propellers of NIALBR.

Propeller Dia. 2700mm

Propeller rpm 262 rpm

Propeller Control

The propulsion/propeller control has been supplied by Rexroth (Bosh Group) type Marex OS II remote control system. There, 5 control stations are arranged: one on conning station forward wheelhouse console, two wing and one aft consoles of the Wheelhouse, and one on ECR.


Nav Systems

Navigation Equipment

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

Bow and Stern Thrusters

Bow and Stern Thrusters

The Vessels stern and bow thrusters are rim drive supplied by Brunvoll with the following characteristics:

  • 1 x Bow Brunvoll thruster unit type RDT of 300 kW  
  • 1x stern Brunvoll thruster unit type RDT of160 kW 
  • Enhanced gearbox for optimal hydrodynamic performance.
  • Robust gear maintains optimum tooth contact in various operating conditions.
  • More compact propeller hub.
  • Replaceable blade bearing liners.
  • Options for non-pollution seals and lip seal systems that can be replaced without removal of the propeller hub.
  • Underwater unit can be removed with propeller blades in place.
  • Pipe connections are easy to access.
  • Pitch feedback unit includes a visible display.
  • Shaft coupling enables easy installation and removal of drive motor.
  • Reduced weight of the gearbox, propeller hub and tunnel – structural improvements ensure that the thruster is just as  rugged despite the lower weight.
  • The tunnel is being optimized and strengthened to reduce vibration.
  • Nodular cast iron in the motor frame improves stability, reducing vibration and noise.

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
Deck Equipment

TRIPLEX model KN-50/3.0/6.0//70/30/20.

Lifting capacity winch on 10 m radius       3.000 kg

Lifting capacity on 6m radius       6.000 mm 


Anchor Windlasses and Chain Stoppers

One off horizontal anchor winch maker Rapp Hydema model AW-28 serial No 6234 has been supplied and installed on suitable and approved by the Owner and Class DNV

Class Certificates

The Vessel was classed for worldwide unrestricted sea-going service by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Its certificates are now out-of-date.

  1. SOLAS consolidated edition 2002 and SOLAS amendments 2000 with all protocols adopted by the MSC.
  2. International Load Line Convention 1966 incl. Supplements.
  3. International Tonnage Measurement of Ships 1969.
  4. International Convention for Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 73/78 and consolidated edition 1997 and Annex VI ‘Regulation for Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships and Nox Technical Code’.
  5. International Convention for preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, incl. 1981 Amendments.
  6. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in particular Publication 92.
  7. International Telecommunication and Radio Regulations Convention.
  8. ILO Rules for Crew Accommodation (92, 133 and 147) and national Rules.
  9. IMO Resolutions A.468 (XII) Code on noise levels onboard ships.
  10. Damage stability requirements according to IMO Resolution A.469 (XII) for design and construction of offshore supply vessels.
  • IMO MSC/Circ. 982 Guidelines on Ergonomic Criteria for Bridge Equipment and Layout.

Proper certifications have been issued for the above.

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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