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Explorer Vessel for Sale in The Netherlands


On offer is the former Max Waldeck, a German government ice breaker of highest ice class. A fantastic candidate for a classic explorer conversion! We are holding various designs and conversion configuration plans. Expeditionary cruiser or explorer superyacht...

Built 1967 by Norderwerft, Hamburg, converted /rebuilt 1982 Thyssen Nordseewerke, Germany Dimension 55.34/50.87 x 13.40 x 6.0 m – max draft 4.75 m

Last dry docking November 2013 GT/NT 940/282

Built to class: GL 100 A4 E 3 icebreaker

15 cabins with 28 berths 2 mess rooms, 1 galley, 5 toilets and 5 showers, 2 workshops

Main engines 3 x MTU ND 665, each 855 kW (last Maybach designed) – driving a 2 motor ABB diesel electric propulsion system. Running hours only 11.000 and since last overhaul 1.500 each Vessel can sail on 1,2 or 3 engines thus very fuel efficient! Internal cooling, engines always cooling on freshwater

Fuel 104 cbm Ballast 70 cbm FW 18 cbm Foam cap 10 cbm

Towing winch - 38 ts bollard pull Cargo holds for and aft Large aftdeck Crane aftship 5 tons

Speed 12 knots with icebow and 14 knots without icebow

This vessel was always owned by the German Government, and although originally built 1967, was rebuilt 1982 in parts of engine room and accommodation, the ship is still in good technical and structural condition. She has installed a specially designed ice breaking bow that was for research purposes but this can simply be removed.The Archive Photo shows her without the bow as originally built. .

Vessel can be delivered prompt ex. Rotterdam

Owners are asking €800,000 Full specs download as PDF: click on pictures

Thank you for your interest!

All particulars are believed to be correct but not guaranteed. All offers are made subject to prior sale, changes in specifications or price and to withdrawal from sales list without notice. Copyright © 2023 Wissmann & Associates LLC, All rights reserved.


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