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ALUCIA - 1974 183' AUROUX SHIPYARD Research Yacht
$17,500,000 USD

The 1974 183' AUROUX SHIPYARD Research Yacht ALUCIA is a yacht for sale located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Accommodations for up 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. Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this yacht for sale in today!

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LENGTH 183' (55.78m)
ASKING PRICE $17,500,000 USD
BUILT (REFIT) 1974 (2016)
BEAM 39' (11.89m)
MX SPEED 12 Knots 14 MPH
LOCATION Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Detailed Specifications





Research Yacht






2008 and 2016

IMO Number





Breadth Overall



Minimum Draft



Maximum Draft with Transponder



Hull Material



Marshall Islands


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


3 x Detroit series 60 400bhp @ 1500rpm w HUG ceramic filters (2009). Rebuilt 2017/2018 gens and HUGs


50hz and 60hz throughout


2 x four blade 81” (2009)

Bow Thruster Engine

MTU series 60 535bhp @1800rpm (2009)

Bow Thruster

Gil Jet 440kw 360 degree thrust (2009)


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)

Helicopter Deck
D Rating: 8m
T Rating: 3 tonnes



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


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.

Pilot House

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.

Media Room

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.

Aquarium Room

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.

Medical Room

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.

Machine Shop

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.

Waste Disposal

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. 

Rescue Boat

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.


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.

Lifting Equipment

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.


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.


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.


Crew Mess

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

Main Salon

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

Ice-cream machine

Acrobalenolle pasta machine

Sous vide

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



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)


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


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


2 x Furuno Felcom 15


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


Transas Navi-Sailor ECDIS 3000i

Chart Folio

Transas Navi-Sailor World Coverage


Furuno GP-37, 1 x AIS, 1 x SAT Compass


Furuno NX-7001


Furuno FE-700, NOBELTEC


SG Brown Pro Nav

Thermal Camera

2 x Night Navigator

Speed Log

Furuno DS80


Vessel Network


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

Science Network

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


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


Main Engines

2 x Cummins KTA50M2 1600hp @ 1800rpm (2009). Rebuilt at 20,000 hours April 2018


3 x Detroit series 60 400bhp @ 1500rpm w HUG ceramic filters (2009). Rebuilt 2017/2018 gens and HUGs

Bow Thruster

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).

Bilge Separator

Village Marine Tech model #2.2-11 GPM oily water bilge separator w/River Trace type OCDCM oil content detector

Sewage Treatment

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


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


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

Hydraulic System

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

Washdown Pump

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

Main Engines

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

15. Drysuits

16. Dive Lights

17. Rebreathers

18. DPV/Scooters



Owner specific medical equipment:

19. Millennium M10 (Oxygen Concentrator)

20.HEARTSTART MRx (Defib/Monitor/Pacer)

21. i-Stat1 Analyzer

22. Octoscope

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


Information Technology:

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.

A detailed exclusion list will be provided pursuant to an acceptable purchase agreement.


"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."

Listing Marketed by

Stuart Larsen
Fraser Yachts
1800 S.E. 10th Ave.Suite 400Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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Stuart Larsen
Fraser Yachts