Icebreaker for sale, Conversion Opportunity

June 11, 2017

We can offer for sale a special purpose vessel with highest Ice class and 38tBP.
Conversion to Expeditionary Cruiser, Escort vessel or Yacht an option.
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 – diesel electric propulsion
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


Tank capacities:


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 looking in ‘as new’ condition. She has now a specially designed ice breaking bow installed that was for research purposes but this can simply be removed.The Archive Photo shows her without the bow as originally built. The attached picture shows her as of today with the ‘ice bow’ that can be removed.


Vessel can be delivered prompt ex. Rotterdam

Best offers invited, guidance as brokers: $525,000
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 © 2017 Wissmann & Associates LLC, All rights reserved.


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