Accommodations for up to 20 guests in 6 staterooms. Large helicopter deck, submarine hanger, 1,400 GT. One of the world's most proven research yachts, featured on such TV shows as Blue Planet II, among many others, ALUCIA has seen over 2,000 dives under her current ownership. US Duty Paid.
Type: Research Yacht
Refit: 2008 and 2016
IMO Number: 7347823
Breadth Overall: 39’00”/(11.89m)
Minimum Draft: 14’01/(4.3m)
Maximum Draft with Transponder: 17’01”/(5.2m)
Hull Material: Steel
Flag: Marshall Islands
Class: Bureau Veritas
Special Service/Research Ship
Unrestricted Navigation BV Ice III, 15year surveys 2016
Interior Design: Joseph Artese Design
Exterior Design: Joseph Artese Design
Main Engines: 2 x Cummins KTA50M2 1600hp @ 1800rpm (2009). Rebuilt at 20,000 hours April 2018
Generators: 3 x Detroit series 60 400bhp @ 1500rpm w HUG ceramic filters (2009). Rebuilt 2017/2018 gens and HUGs
Electrical: 50hz and 60hz throughout
Propellers: 2 x four blade 81” (2009)
Bow Thruster Engine: MTU series 60 535bhp @1800rpm (2009)
Bow Thruster: Gil Jet 440kw 360 degree thrust (2009)
Stabilization : Quantum QC 1800 active fin system (2009)
Sewage Treatment: Omnipure model 12MC (2009)
Oily Water Treatment: Village Marine Tec model 2.2-11 GPM (2009)
Water Makers: 2 x Sea Recovery SRC Coral Sea 2800GPD 3” (2009)
Ozone Water Treatment: Chem Free C-15ADC/HO (2009)
Ultraviolet Water Treatment: Ultradynamics 8012-GIE50 (2009)
JP5 Filling System for Heli Fuel: 5,000 USG/(18,927 L)
Fuel: 92,500 USG/(350,151 L)
Fresh Water: 22,690 USG/(35,891 L)
Ballast Water: 99,328 USG/(375,997 L)
Helicopter JP5: 5,000 USG/(18,927 L)
Max Speed: 12 knots
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Range: 6,000 nm
Load Displacement: 1,857 ton
Gross Tonnage: 1,396 GT
Guest Accommodations: 20 Guests in 6 Staterooms
We are very proud to present the private expedition yacht and submersible support ship ALUCIA. Unique in the world today, she is a true hybrid – combining state of the art exploration, scientific and filmmaking capabilities with five-star accommodation and comfort. At 183 feet, she offers the working versatility of vessels many times her size. Originally bearing the name Nadir, she was commissioned as the support ship for the French research submersible Nautile. Under the management of IFREMER, Jacques Cousteau’s government sponsored research organization, she has shown a long and successful track record in the field of global, deep oceanographic research and under her current owner for the last eight years she continues that.
ALUCIA has seen the redesign and replacement of almost 100% of her pipework, wiring, machinery, joinery and equipment, as well as the addition of many new systems. A thorough reworking of her superstructure has given ALUCIA a submersible hangar, a sundeck and a helicopter pad. Every piece of steel in her hull and critical structure has been tested and brought into accordance with class requirements, and she has benefited from the application of yacht-quality finish.
To an observer sitting in the Pilot-House's comfortable settee, ALUCIA’s bridge is an overwhelming and impressive array of flat-screen monitors, switches, lights, dials, levers, handsets and keyboards, all nestled into a 34-foot sculpted, metallic graphite bank beneath her six forward-raked windshields.
Twin rudders capable of moving independently can be controlled manually or via the ship’s autopilot, enabling effective manual station keeping when used in conjunction with her two 1600 horsepower main engines powering twin fixed pitch propellers and powerful 360-degree diesel MTU bow thruster, which is capable of propelling the vessel at 2.5 knots, making light work of slow close quarters navigation. Modern Quantum active zero speed roll-stabilization makes for a steady platform underway and while at anchor, minimizing stress on passengers and equipment. Powerful communications are available on the bridge and in the adjoining Radio Room. Her sonar capabilities are without parallel among yachts of any size and offer a critical lens through which to map potential deep-dive opportunities. With the highly sophisticated equipment represented in her scientific and submersible capability, nothing has been skimped on or left to chance in the execution of ALUCIA’s onboard electronics, power generation, navigation, communication, security and control systems.
Mission Control Room
The Mission Control room is the brain-center for all sonar, ROV and submersible operations. Here scientists and technicians can coordinate, monitor and record activities on deployed underwater assets, the bridge, dive deck, tenders, remote teams, and the world at large via hard-wired radio and satellite communications. Four independent workstations share access to a wall-mounted array of five 42” LCD monitors and a 7 terabyte server, allowing powerful collaborative control of multi-beam sonar and other science-related operations. Centrally located, it overlooks all dive and submersible operations and is adjacent to the Media Room and Laboratory spaces. State of the art systems converge here in a climate-controlled, richly appointed suite designed with the long-term comfort of its operators in mind.
The Media Room is similarly futuristic. Two completely independent workstations allow simultaneous post-production in almost any digital format, from still images to uncompressed high-definition video. Massive RAID storage of 10.5 terabytes and automatic tape backup systems offer flexibility and security while a large common monitor and the ship’s satellite capabilities facilitate collaborative workflow with resources aboard and ashore. Sound quality is appropriate to a high-end creative suite. This Apple driven editing studio will make any professional filmmaker feel entirely at home.
Also adjoining the submersible hangar is an insulated and fiberglass-lined walk-in Aquarium Room. Specially designed for research and documentation of sea creatures in their natural environment., This space is light-tight, fully climate controlled and provides dedicated work-surfaces and storage for husbandry supplies and equipment. All plumbing for these systems is dedicated and designed to minimize contamination and acquisition of unwanted metals. A protein skimmer and professional-grade filters along with a reservoir tank and powerful coolers allow for safe deep habitat replication even in tropical waters.
Across the hangar, a two-room suite provides the bulk of ALUCIA’s multi-use Laboratory Workspace. Numerous 120V and 240V outlets support flexible bench-style work-surfaces and extensive cabinet storage. In the wet lab, a professional fume extraction system, fresh and salt water plumbed into stainless-steel sinks and counters. A self-draining floor allow for messier projects. The adjoining Dry Lab provides access to the ships interior and protection for owner and client-provided equipment.
Centrally located, ALUCIA’s medical room provides a single evaluation bed as well as provision to mount a table-height stretcher/spine-board suitable for both water-rescue and air-evacuation. Cabinets and drawer storage, as well as a sink, provide easy access to materials required for patient stabilization or diagnosis.
A large compartment provides space for owner-provided tools and spares and workspace for maintenance of the ships electrical and mechanical systems. Space and power has been provided for the installation of a lathe, mill/drill, parts washer, and other owner-provided equipment. This well-lit room’s proximity to the Engine Room, generators and Dive Locker make it an ideal multi-use space for keeping ALUCIA in top mechanical form.
For operations in sensitive habitats, effective waste-management is of paramount importance. A special room houses a clean burning, high-temperature incinerator for all non-metallic garbage, which exhausts through the ships stacks. All wastewater is treated aboard in a sophisticated, chemical and bacteria-free electrolytic processor, creating a clean emissions vessel suitable for use in polar, coral and estuarine environments. This system meets the USCG and IMO standards as a type-2 treatment facility. Oily water and sludge are also handled aboard, maximizing tank space and reducing the frequency, volume and expense of disposal ashore.
Sleeps 12 guests in “owner mode” in 6 staterooms and up to 20 in owner/mission/research mode.
Normal crew complement is 15-16 but she can accommodate up to 22 in mission mode.
Comfort and accommodation are unparalleled aboard ALUCIA for a working vessel of her size. Above the hangar deck, six spacious staterooms have been outfitted to super-yacht quality. All are quarters befitting guests accustomed to five-star hotel accommodations with en-suite head and shower, granite counters, full carpet, world-class custom maple joinery, individual climate control, desk and storage space and a full complement of media and communication options. Large windows offer natural light and panoramic views of the ships surroundings.
Four of these guest cabins are fitted with two twin-sized berths with an option for a further two guests/scientists in the form of cleverly hidden pop up bunks. The other two staterooms, a Master and a VIP are larger and provide a settee, extra storage and double sinks. Master boasts a double shower and king-sized bed, the VIP a queen-sized bed and a jacuzzi tub. Also on this level (and to this standard) are the guest office and the Captain’s Stateroom, both extensively connected to the ship’s communications, operations and security networks. The Captain’s Stateroom doubles as an intrusion resistant safe-room with independent emergency communications and a robust safe. Unifying this deck is a spacious carpeted hall with gallery lighting for wall-hung exhibits.
The deck above houses the ship’s bridge and a large salon. The lounge/salon has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the heli-deck and submersible launching A-frame. A unique wall is composed of luminescent panels, adding to the open feel of the space. Design styling carries the carpet and joinery of the rooms below and adds three distinct seating arrangements, providing areas for reading, socializing, planning or watching the 42” built-in flat-screen TV. A flexible banquet table provides meeting or dining space for 10, 12 or 14 people and is serviced by a discreet and stylish bar with integral dishwasher, fridge and wine cooler and dumbwaiter. Floor hatches access large storage areas for wine and other essentials. A stainless-steel spiral staircase provides access to the fly bridge/sundeck above via a windowed foyer in the ships stack.
The fly bridge or sundeck is ALUCIA’s party-deck. Half clad in artificial teak with the remainder covered in a tough, attractive, nonskid, it allows rail viewing on all sides and supports two food service areas – one comprised of a huge, custom, stainless steel barbecue with dumbwaiter access to the galley below. Comfortable furniture for eating and lounging can be added and the area is specially lit for nights in the tropics. A Lexan windscreen overlooks the large sundeck in front of the bridge.
Even in her modern crew quarters, finish quality is very high and incorporates the use of sound-dampening materials, easily maintained wood and composite surfaces. All accommodation includes access to head and shower facilities with resin floors, tiled showers and modern glass and chrome fittings. A common mess area provides seating for a full rotation and includes heated buffet facilities, coffee and beverage services. A large television connected to the ships media system with IT connectivity to facilitate lectures and presentations. In addition, there are monitors being fed from the Bridge, Mission Control, CCTV system and VHF radio to allow security watch while in port. An electric dumbwaiter from this room services the lounge and bridge and the fly bridge/sundeck above.
Designed and specified by chefs with long expedition experience and five-star credentials, ALUCIA’s efficient galley is a marvel of space-saving solutions and professional-grade equipment. A door allows access to the Crew Mess and a second door into a passage accesses a dedicated chef or crew head. Down and forward, a large dry-stores locker with aluminum shelving is located opposite a refrigerated room with adjoining walk-in freezer. Together these areas provide a provisioning endurance for a full complement of crew and guests equal to the physical endurance of the ship.
A dedicated laundry has three industrial washer/dryer units, a sink and a professional press for high-end hotel services. There is ample space for organizing, ironing and folding. Two additional laundry units are located in the Machine Shop.
With her efficient use of available space and heavy-lift capabilities, ALUCIA is able to support a capable and diverse fleet of tenders. Man-rated lifting gear allows deployment and retrieval of tenders with operators aboard, adding efficiency and safety to off-ship operations. A filling station on the aft deck for diesel fuel is plumbed directly from the ship’s tanks for operational endurance appropriate to that of the ship. A low stern with handrail and a Starboard embarkation ladder facilitate safe and easy access to tenders already afloat.
In addition the rescue boat storage on the heli deck, the main deck can accommodate a number of craft along with two elevated racks on the port and starboard sides have been constructed to accommodate owner-provided full-size personal watercraft of up 2,000 lbs. on each rack.
A matched pair of fully inflatable Mark-V military-spec Zodiacs (1 included) can be carried inflated and ready for deployment by crane. Designed to carry 10 French “SEAL” commandos, these rugged and dependable craft are the key to successful landings on remote coasts and are excellent scuba platforms. Completely soft hulls are essential for close interaction with submersibles at the surface.
A fully equipped, SOLAS approved, Zodiac rescue boat stands ready at all times with its own redundantly powered davit. A very capable, 40hp outboard driven RIB, it is specially designed, built and classed for in-water rescue and emergency support, and stands aside from the ships normal operations to serve only this function if needed.
SUBMERSIBLE VESSEL SUPPORT (SUBMERSIBLES NOT INCLUDED)
Conceived and designed as a scientific, submersible support vessel, ALUCIA has worked in this mode throughout her career. She is the only ship in the world capable of carrying three deep-diving manned submersibles and this, in conjunction with her decompression chamber, mixed-gas dive support, powerful sonar and tenders, make her one of the most sophisticated sub-sea exploration platforms ever built. Each submersible is cradled by its own powered trolley for transit between the hangar and the launching area and each may be given a dedicated charging set-up for system redundancy and rapid turnaround between dives. The large ventilated hangar, equipped with a full roll-down door for security and inclement weather, also houses an elevated platform supporting the ship’s decompression chamber. The hangar can also accommodate a helicopter. A fully equipped workshop below the chamber is designated as an O2-clean room for service and maintenance of critical electronics and high-pressure gas delivery systems.
The heart of a purpose-built submersible support ship is her lifting gear. It’s why she is there. ALUCIA’s hydraulic system has been rebuilt from the ground up to support the safe and efficient handling of her submersibles, ground tackle and equipment aboard. The main lifting A-Frame is man-rated to 22.5 tons – well in excess of the demands placed on it by the Deep Rovers and the ship’s tender. A 25,000 lb. tugger winch sits at the forward end of the hangar to manage subs and tenders. Brute strength is applied with sensitivity and control via three one-ton constant-tensioning winches to stabilize submersibles and tenders to enable operations in a wider range of sea states. A 9-ton crane adds versatility to this capability and supports scientific and operational tasks on either side of the vessel, as well as the aft deck and heli-deck. An additional 1-ton foredeck crane enables efficient provisioning via a hatch leading directly to the ships stores.
DIVE SUPPORT CAPABILITIES
A large Dive Locker below decks is accessible to the dive deck via a hatch and associated cage-lift system, keeping equipment protected while allowing easy maneuvering of bottles, diver propulsion vehicles and other equipment. In addition to workspace and extensive below-floor storage, this room houses twin 20hp air/nitrox compressors, a 25hp nitrox maker, a triox/heliox blending panel with booster pumps for oxygen, helium and argon, and two 135,000 liter, high-pressure, gas storage banks. Offering security to divers throughout her operating region, ALUCIA also carries a four person, 54-inch, twin deck lock decompression chamber with a third, medical access lock and a NATO transfer flange -- allowing mating with a hyperbaric stretcher for helicopter transport.
SCIENCE SUPPORT CAPABILITIES
Laboratories, Aquarium, WET lab Sonars and bottom profiling equipment, UNOLS system for equipment interface, CTD, of ship communications for telepresence and 3rd party interface and data processing.
Cold pan (drop in) – Delfield, Model N8130B
Hot well (drop in) – Duke manufacturing, Model AD1-3E-SW
True refrigerator model TST3
Water machine and ice maker – Hoshizaki – 230HE – UK
Liebherr under counter freezer – GNP1066
Dishwasher – Electrolux EUCADDROW
Wine chiller – U-Line, Model Wine Captain 1175WC
Ice maker – Hoshizaki, Model AM-50BAE
Refrigerator (undercounter) – Beverage Air, Model UCR20
Stove – Lang Manufacturing Co. 6 burner + stove
Stove hood – Captive Aire Systems, Model 1577 EX-BS
Refrigerator (reach-in) – Fisher & Paykal 368S21322
Refrigerator (full size) Stainless Steel
Combi-Steamer – Rational, Model SCC 61
Mixer (under counter) – Univex, Model SRM20 (20qt)
Dishwasher – Jackson MSC, Model TEMPSTAR
Food processor – robot coup
Commercial mixer – waring
Bakbar deep fryer
Acrobalenolle pasta machine
Zojirushi rice cooker
Panini sandwich grill – Breville
Microwave oven LG MC 8084NL
Walk-in refrigeration room located below galley in crew area forward
Walk-in freezer located below galley in crew area forward
Washing machine – Miele- W5740 marine x 3
Drier Miele – T8722 x 3
Rotary press - Miele
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
VSAT global C-Band w Dual BUK.: Sea Tel 9707
NOTE: BDE (Below Deck Equipment) is leased as part of the service contract with Omni Access. If the buyer stayed with this service provider the equipment would stay, if they change it will be removed.
VSAT global KU-Band: 2 x Sea Tel Iridium phone 2 x ST4120, 5 x 9575 (hand held)
Voice/Fax/Email: 2 x Inmarsat Sailor Fleet 77
GSM fixed phone: 1 x Tellular SX5E, 1 x GSM station, 2 x GSM amplifier
Digital phone: PABX Panasonic TDA100
Loudhailer: Valcom connected to PABX
VHF AM aircraft: Icom200B, 4 x 202D (hand held) + headsets
VHF Handhelds: 3 x Icom IC-M88, 3 x UHF Icom
Subsea Comms: Dual frequency, high-output UWT + spare unit
Inmarsat-C: 2 x Furuno Felcom 15
MF/HF DSC SSB: Furuno FS1570 150 Watts
VHF DSC class A: Furuno FM8900S, FS2575C
VHF DSC class D: Sailor 6216, SAILOR 6222
Science GPS positioning: Max, C-nav and F180 DGPS (Nav backup)
S-Band Radar: Furuno FAR-2837S/10
X-Band Radar: Furuno FAR-2117
ECDIS: Transas Navi-Sailor ECDIS 3000i
Chart Folio: Transas Navi-Sailor World Coverage
DGPS: Furuno GP-37, 1 x AIS, 1 x SAT Compass
NAVTEX: Furuno NX-7001
Echosounder: Furuno FE-700, NOBELTEC
Gyrocompass: SG Brown Pro Nav
Thermal Camera: 2 x Night Navigator
Speed Log: Furuno DS80
2 x SYNOLOGY RAID NAS 10 TB
2 x DELL Edge server
4 Printers BROTHER color laser
Cat 6 & Cat 7 cabling enabling up to 1 Gb network speed + fibre optics 10Gb
Both wired (80 Jacks) and specific locations (15) wireless access
Off-Ship connections: V-Sat, Fleet 77, Iridium, WiFi
8 computers located in Mission Control Room
Cat 6 & 7 cabling enabling up to 1 Gb network speed + Fibre 10Gb
Off-Ship connections: V-Sat, Fleet 77, Iridium, WiFi
Media Production Network:
3 x Apple Systems
50 TB storage via high-end Apple Raid 5
Off-Ship connections: V-Sat, Fleet 77, Iridium, WiFi
AUDIO & VISUAL EQUIPMENT
TV’S: 6 x 54”, 2 x 48”, 4 x 21”, 15 x 22”
Arcam audio video control center 5 units
Marantz audio video control center 4 units
Kaleidescape music server system capable of 3,500 DVD’s or 4,500 CD’s w/10-zones into all areas + 2 x Carousel
MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT & ENGINE DETAILS
Main Engines: 2 x Cummins KTA50M2 1600hp @ 1800rpm (2009). Rebuilt at 20,000 hours April 2018
Generators: 3 x Detroit series 60 400bhp @ 1500rpm w HUG ceramic filters (2009). Rebuilt 2017/2018 gens and HUGs
Gill Jet 440-KW multi directional thruster driven by Detroit 60 series FWC
Diesel rated @ 500 bhp @ 1500 RPM w/ZF gear ZFW350-1 w/steel drive shaft w/universal joints at each end.
Bow Thruster has Dual Racor model #75/900MAX fuel & water separator
Bow Thruster has Walker Air Sep air filtration system w/crankcase vent recovery
Bow Thruster is Air start
Bow Thruster has PTO off the back of engine that drives the hydraulic pump
Quantum model #QM-1800 Zero Speed stabilization system w/Quantum model
QP20.20CD hydraulic power unit w/55 Square Ft. steel stabilizer fins (2).
Village Marine Tech model #2.2-11 GPM oily water bilge separator w/River Trace type OCDCM oil content detector
Omnipure model #12MC U.S.C.G. approved sewage treatment plant
rated @ 12 cubic meters per day. Ser #05-12MC-Doo6503.
Sewage system has 3-#SCT-1000, 1.5 hp., 380 VAC 50 cycle tank transfer pumps.
Sanitary System Pumps:
2-Lowara #SV207n11t/a 1.1 KW
Sanitary system flushing water expansion tank - Dayton #4MY-64 119 gallon
Potable Water Pumps:
2-Ebara EVMU85 3hp. 380 VAC
Potable water expansion tank - Dayton #4MY-64 119 gallon
Hot Water Heater:
Hubble #MH350-405LT3 40KW 380 VAC
Hot water circulating pump - Grundfos CR3-4
Watermakers: 2 x Sea Recovery #SRC Coral Sea-2800 GPD
Electric Air Compressors: 2 x Quincy #QR325500149 belt driven 380 VAC, 3-phase, 50 cycle, 5hp
Ship’s Service Air Tanks: 2 x Manchester Tank 200 gallon
Hydro Chlorine Generator: Chloropac type M5-5 Sea Chest
Fuel Purifier - : Alpha Laval MMB-305S-11 fuel centrifugal purifier #4079923
Main Fire Pump: Ampco #3X2X2CH2, 30 HP, 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle, 10”centrifugal
Fire Pump: Cascade Pumps #TX1-5X10H204BF, 380 VAC, 50 cycle, 3 phase, 9”centrifugal
Bilge Pump: MP Pump #FLOMAX15, 7.5 hp, 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle #06F0015
Main Ballast Pump: MP Pump #FLOMAX15, 5 hp., 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle #06J0381
Air Conditioning: Carrier Transicold #90YEM7R20 dual chillwater unit rated at 89.4 ton or 1,072,800 BTU’s of cooling capacity
Incinerator: Teamtec #OG120CSW# rated @ 108,000 kilo calories per hour #14550-01 w/ welded steel exhaust w/discharge at top of stack
Fixed Fire Suppression Systems:
Engine Room: Western Fire and Safety Co. 1,000 lb. w/10 bottles located in the CO2 locker on the main deck behind the stack
Generator Room: Western Fire and Safety Co. 200 lb system w/2 bottles located in the CO2 locker on the main deck behind the stack
Incinerator Room: Western Fire and Safety Co. 100 lb. w/1-bottle located in the CO2 locker on the main deck behind the stack
Emergency Generator Room: Western Fire and Safety Co. 100 lb. w/1-bottle located in the CO2 locker on the main deck behind the stack
Engine Room Exhaust Fan: 2 x Aerovent type W, size 25W7, 3-hp, 220VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle inline ducted vane axial fans rated @9,000 cubic feet per minute
Engine Room Intake Fan: 2 x Aerovent type W, size 30W7, 7.5 hp, 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle inline ducted vane axial fans rated @ 13,000 cubic ft. per minute
Axiliary Generator Intake Fan: Aerovent type BE, size 25W7, 3-hp, 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle inline ducted vane axial fan rated @7,000 cubic ft. per minute
Exhaust Blower Fan: 3 x American Fan Co. type SC-600, ¾ hp, 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle centrifugal type head exhaust blowers w/ducted suction ring main w/discharge to the stack. These fans service guest area, one on upper crew forward, one is booster w/discharge to the mast
Ozone Water Treatment System: Delta T Systems Chem Free type C-15ABC/HO
Water Tank Treatment: Ultra Dynamics #8102-G1E50 ultraviolet light
Maximum performance hydraulic designed main hydraulic system w/Eltech/PFI control. System consists of: 250 KW main hydraulic pump, 2-56.5 KW auxiliary hydraulic pumps, 1-37.5 KW light duty pump/aft deck crane pump, A Frame emergency hydraulic pump, 800 gallon main hydraulic tank.
Hydraulic system is interconnected via SS pipe hydraulic loop. Main system provides power to: CTD winch, A Frame, Trawl winch, 3-CT winches and aft crane. Micro control A10 hp hydraulic foredeck crane.
Hydraulic Pumps: 2 x Motersener Maschoenf type SNH66CR40 ½ windlass electro
Fuel Transfer Pumps:
Main Fuel Transfer Pump: Roper type 1, 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle, 5 hp
Backup Fuel Transfer Pump: Flowserv #3GAFM1DO 380 VA, 3 phase, 50 cycle, 1 hp
Sludge Pump: Flowserv #3GAFM1Do, 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle, 2-hp
Fuel Transfer Pump: Roper #2AM06, 7 gallon per minute, 2-hp AC JP5
Auxiliary Fuel Tank Transfer Pump: Roper #2AM06, 7 gallon per minute, 2-hp
Fuel Transfer Meter: Liquid Controls #M-7-1
Saltwater Pump: Ampco Pump[s#2X11/2KX2, 380 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle 5-hp
Freshwater Pump: Ampco Pumps #2X11/2KC2, 280 VAC, 3 phase, 50 cycle 5-hp
Freshwater Expansion Tank: Manchester Tank 60 gallon
Masson SA ZF type ZFW7300 reversing gears w/5.494:1 reduction
Mains have fully blanketed dry stack exhaust
3-Crast grease lubricated pillow block bearings on each drive shaft
Mathers disc type #SB32-06614 pneumatic actuated hydraulic shaft brakes
Alfa Laval #M10-MMFG heat exchanger
EMI electronic engine control interface into the dynamic positioning system
Racor dual 75/1000 Max fuel water separators
Mains are air start
2-Ampco #T2X11/2KC2, 2-hp, 380 volt, 3 phase, 50 cycle AC shaft cooling pumps
Kim Hot Start block heaters
Coolant header tank with sight gauges
2-Dupont Engineering #HB-1004-91185 gearbox coolers
Swinging stern A-frame for launch and recovery - SWL 22.5 ton block-rigged jack
Pullmaster M50 Hydraulic winch on A-Frame, 22.5 ton pull (optional)
Lifting jack with soft line: SWL 22 ton
Aft Crane: SWL 9 ton
Fore Crane: Marine crane Model MPH1-20K - SWL 1 ton
Pullmaster M25 Hydraulic Winch, 12.5 ton
Rail system imbedded into deck for submersible and tender trolleys
Fully enclosed hangar with stainless steel door capable of housing 3 submersibles and Eurocopter 135
1 x Zodiac Mark V HD, 20’ inflatable w/ 60 hp Yamaha outboard
1 x Zodiac Fast Rescue Boat with 40 hp Yamaha outboard
Diver Support Systems:
There is a separate dedicated room for the dive compressors
2 x 20 hp Air/nitro compressors
25 hp Nitrox maker w/nitro blending system
Diver propulsion vehicles for snorkeling and scuba (not included)
Dedicated 54” twin lock decompression chamber w/medical lock and NATO transfer flange
Nitrox, oxygen, triox, trimix or heliox high pressure storage tanks w/270,000 liters capacity
Trimox/heliox partial pressure blending panel w/integrated oxygen compatible and helium boost pump
6 sets of SCUBA equipement
Scientific and Media Support:
Multibeam Sonar: Reson 8111 ER (installed and optimized for 0-1200 m depth)
Applied Microsystems SV Plus sound velocity profiler (5000m rated)
Applied Microsystems SV Micro sound velocity profiler (for multibeam, 4500m rated)
Full automatic tape back-up system with independent server enabling simultaneous back up for multibeam Sonar
6 terabyte RAID storage for running multibeam data storage
10.5 terabyte Apple Raid 5 storage for uncompressed Media storage
Full automatic tape Media back-up system w/ independent server
Arguably the most capable deep-sea expedition yacht ever built; ALUCIA exudes an aura of pure functionality from every facet of her multi-role design. In 2008 she was stripped to her core design elements, and then rebuilt to a modern day expedition ship on her solid and dependable structure. The result is a uniquely versatile hybrid – a yacht that offers the opportunity to explore and discover the oceans in a way never before seen outside of government programs. Her components, all sourced from the top end of the spectrum, will allow her owners to travel the sea in comfort, and to explore, sample and discover from the surface to depths of 3280 feet (1000m).
ALUCIA was built originally in 1974 by the French Government and in association with Jacques Cousteau. She is one of very few ships, ever built for submersible support. In 2008 she was completely rebuilt, with all new engines, generators, wiring, hydraulics, shafts etc. Her hull was completely ultra sounded and any areas found to be worn, or unable to be given a 25 year life, were replaced in 2016 including most piping. She is classed by Bureau Veritas, light ice and her 15 year surveys were completed in 2016.
Her accommodations for owner and guests are of Yacht quality and her operational capabilities far exceed any vessel offered today.
She has the ability to carry three submersible deep diver submarines and a helicopter in a hanger that can close off in heavy weather.
Under her current ownership ALUCIA has been on station for more than 2,000 dives!
ALUCIA is truly a one of a kind.
Tenders & Equipment
1. Northwind – as well as all associated lifting gear, tow lines, and cradle
2. Spare Yamaha 60 hp Engine Outboard
3. Yahama Jet Skis (2x) and cradles
4. Flat Boats and cradles
5. Kayaks and Paddles
6. Submersibles and associated support equipment*
7. RAPP Winch and associated equipment
8. CTD – Rosette
9. Helicopter Mike Delta and associated tools
10. Helicopter fuel bladders
11. Helicopter blade boxes
*DR2 Submarine offered for sale at $3.75 million (Fully Classed and Operational) Intrepid 40 Tender with Inboard Volvo Diesels for sale at $300k
12. Guest glasses and table ware
13. Assorted Portable Galley equipment
14. All scuba dive gear except for 6 sets
16. Dive Lights
Owner specific medical equipment:
19. Millennium M10 (Oxygen Concentrator)
20.HEARTSTART MRx (Defib/Monitor/Pacer)
21. i-Stat1 Analyzer
23. PanOptic Opthalmoscope
24. Spot Vital Signs Lxi
25. Infusomat Space (infussion pump)
26. IntelliVue MP50 (monitor)
27. Inogen One G2 (Oxygen Concentrator)
28. Inspiration Elite (Compressor Nebulizer System)
29. Trilogy 100 (Ventilator)
30.Hyfrecator 2000 (electrosurgical unit)
31. Cam-14 12 Lead ECG PC device
32. Captain’s desktop and laptop
33. 8 Crew laptops
34. First mate’s iMAC (two pieces)
35. VOLSTAD server, NAS and firewall
36. Owners DVDs
Below deck equipment for the VSAT is on lease from Omni Access and would be removed unless buyer came to separate agreement to use their services
37. All media equipment owned by Alucia Productions/Chronos
38. Benthic Cameras
Owner - Personal
42. Music and media on the entertainment system
43. Owner’s personal items, fishing gear, flats boat, etc.
"All speeds, capacities, consumption, etc. are approximate or estimated; measurements can also be approximate. Specifications are provided for information only and particulars herein obtained from sources believed to be correct, but are not guaranteed. Buyer should instruct his agent and/or surveyor to check all details for accuracy. Offered subject to prior sale, price and/or inventory change, or withdrawal from the market without notification."
All speeds, measurements, capacities, consumptions, etc. may be approximate or estimated. Specifications provided for information only. Data was obtained from sources believed to be reliable and is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes the responsibility to ascertain the correctness of all data contained herein and otherwise provided and must instruct his agent and surveyors to confirm all details for accuracy prior to purchase. Subject to prior sale, price and inventory change, or withdrawal from market without notice.