Wessex Explorer is easily and quickly mobilized for multibeam, full magnetometer array, grab sampling, dive work and many other applications. Recently overhauled engines result in economical transit and on-site fuel consumption, on board crew quarters negates expensive on shore accommodation. Wessex Explorer is available with our experienced professional long-term crew, engines, generator and equipment are regularly serviced and maintained to the highest standard resulting in only 5 non-operational days in the last two years.
Built 1979, Cheverton workboats, Isle of wight.
Gross Weight: 30 tons
Speed: 10 kts
Certification: MCA Workboat Category 2. Licensed to carry 12 Personnel 60 Nm from a safe haven
Hull: 15 meter, one-piece moulding in GRP under Lloyds supervision. 5 watertight compartments. Deck and superstructure in marine grade alloy
Engines: 2 Detroit Diesels 8 v 71 developing 235 shaft horse power
Fuel Consumption: 40L per hour at 10kts – average 12hr survey day – 150L
Power: 11KVA ONAN diesel generator 240v AC, 3kw Victron Inverter supplies 240v, 12 or 24 volts DC
Winch: Spencer Carter 1 Ton Trawl winch with twin 330m cable drums and 2 warping drums, currently holding ~300meters 9mm SS wire.
A-Frame: Hydraulically operated 2.5m lift clearance from deck with SWL 1 ton
Tender: 3m soft inflatable with 4hp outboard stored below deck
Wheelhouse at deck level with large survey desk and seating for 4
Accommodation below decks with 4 bunks and mess area
Total installed power 2 x 8v71 Detroit diesel, Alison marine gear box’s 2:1 ratio. 2 x 235 HP.
Main engine hours from complete overhaul, including gearbox’s 7,800 hrs.
Accommodation is open plan, total of 4 bunks, galley, and mess.
No survey equipment onboard, for sale with all navigation equipment
No major costs expected
Small Tender is included with outboard
20ft container storage also included
Current location Southampton
Website has most photos but please see link to WeTransfer - https://we.tl/t-Vf9YtYMgmv
Out of water Jan 2023
Workboat certificate expires 2025
The details of all vessels are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Any buyer should instruct their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to sale, price change, location or withdrawal without notice.
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