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1966 172' Custom Expedition Research Vessel

$ 990,000 USD

Sharjah, OM

MNG Flattery

Custom 172' Expedition Research Vessel

MNG Flattery (ex-NOAA Research Vessel Ocean Starr) was recently refitted for security service in the Pacific over a 6 month period in Tacoma, Washington, prior to transit to Singapore. Over a million dollars was spent on machinery service and interior upgrades.

This vessel has previously earned $14k-$16k per day in scientific charter. The offshore wind developers are currently contracting vessels for 2021/2022. The vessel has benefitted from a long and successful charter history with NOAA and other ocean science institutions.

MNG Flattery is U.S.- built and is a former NOAA research ship that is in class It has everything needed for long endurance at sea (25-30 days), including walk-in freezers and refrigerators.

She has a range of 10,000 miles and with water-makers and commercial fishing capabilities she can stay at sea for many weeks, or even months. MNG Flattery can be configured to be a fabulous “under the radar” world cruising platform for family, friends and company.

Ready for adventuring
Ready to be a serious mother ship
Ready to be a serious floating surf shack
Ready to be a serious long range globe trotter Ready to make a difference doing serious science

MNG Flattery (ex-NOAA David Starr Jordan), has been a work horse for NOAA and science. So far she has spent an estimated 8,949 days at sea and sailed more than 1.3 million miles. Researchers aboard the vessel measured and weighed 1,000 sea turtles, took 27,000 photographs using remotely operated vehicles (ROVS), and conducted 27,000 oceanographic sampling casts, 22,000 plankton tows and 4,700 fish trawls. The ship has participated in expeditions extending from ALASKA to Peru and the Galapagos Islands. This past year, Ocean Starr was chartered to a private non­profit studying the Pacific gyre (floating plastic), base­lining and recording this danger to our oceans.

OCEAN STARR should be seriously considered by the hard core adventurists.

Engines (2)

  • Make White-Superior
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Total HP1,068
  • Year 1966

Disclaimer

SYS Yacht Sales offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Globe Regal Yachting.

Specifications

  • Category Power
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Steel
  • Make Custom
  • Model Expedition Research Vessel
  • Boat Name MNG Flattery
  • Length Overall 171'
  • Model Year 1966
  • Beam 36' 6''
  • Fuel Tank1 x 50000|gallon
  • Heads 10
  • Single Berths 5
  • Max Speed 12 kn
  • Cruising Speed 10 kn
  • Length 172'
  • Fresh Water 1 x 8000|gallon
  • Double Berths 14
  • Range 8,630.85 mi
  • Displacement 1,980,000 lb
  • Drive Up 10' 5''
  • Drive Type Direct

Media

  • Owner Video

    The Yacht Channel is presented by Paul Madden who is a former shipyard representative for Blohm+Voss, CRN and other yacht builders. He is available to assist qualified yacht buyers and can be reached at pm@xploreryachts.comU.S. - BUILT FOR NOAA, MNG Flattery is one of the finest ocean-going research ships in the world, and she would convert into a remarkable yacht with capabilities that surpass most modern equipment. The US Government built these ship's to the highest possible standards. This vessel has earned its keep on survey charter contracts. Recent surveys show her to have a clean Bill of Health. She is currently configured for as an offshore security vessel with ample options for lots of alternative cruising styles. MNG Flattery can be configured to be a fabulous “under the radar” world cruising platform for family, friends and company.Ready for adventuringFresh ABS surveySOLAS certified for 18+ crewReady to be a serious mother shipReady to be a serious floating surf shackReady to be a serious long range globe trotter. Ready to make a difference doing serious scienceMNG Flattery ex NOAA David Starr Jordan, has been a work horse for NOAA and science. So far she has spent an estimated 8,949 days at sea and sailed more than 1.3 million miles. Researchers aboard the vessel measured and weighed 1,000 sea turtles, took 27,000 photographs using remotely operated vehicles (ROVS), and conducted 27,000 oceanographic sampling casts, 22,000 plankton tows and 4,700 fish trawls. The ship has participated in expeditions extending from ALASKA to Peru and the Galapagos Islands. Recently Ocean Starr was chartered to a private non­profit studying the Pacific gyre (floating plastic), base­lining and recording this danger to our oceans.OCEAN STARR should be seriously considered by the hard core adventurists.
  • ex-NOAA ship drone shots

    drone shot of vessel leaving Seattle on scientific mission in Pacific.

Full Details

General

 

Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Max speed: 12 knots

Range: 7,500 nmi
Power: 1,068 SHP
Fuel Capacity: 50,000 gals.

Fuel Type: #2 diesel

Fuel Consumption: 50 gal./hr.

Fuel Endurance: 25 days

Provisions endurance: 30 days

 

Machinery

Type: Geared Diesel Main Engines

Quantity: 2
Type: Diesel
Manufacturer: White­Superior

Rated Power (each): 534 HP

Propellers Quantity: 2

Size: 5.7 ft. diameter

Blades: 3, controllable pitch

Manufacturer: Bird Johnson

Bow Thruster Quantity: 1

Type: Tunnel Thruster

Manufacturer: Hundested

Drive: Electric Motor

Rated Power: 200 HP

Water and Waste

Fresh Water

Storage Capacity: 8,000 gal.

Normal Consumption: 1,000 gal./day

Evaporator Quantity: 2

Type: Jacket water heat generated

Manufacturer: Riley­Beard Inc.
Rated Capacity (each): 1,000 gal./day

Pollution Control

Sewage Waste Control
Type: Electromechanical

Manufacturer: Omnipure

Holding Capacity: 320 gal. Oily Waste Control

Type: Oily Water Separator

Manufacturer: World Water System

Holding Capacity: 30 days

Electrical

Electrical System

Ship Service Generators Quantity: 2

Type: Diesel
Manufacturer: General Motors/Delco

Rated Power (each): 200 kW
Output Voltage: 450 VAC, 60 Hz, 3Ø

Emergency Generator Quantity: 1

Manufacturer: General Motors/Delco

Rated Power: 30 kW
Output Voltage: 450 VAC, 60 Hz, 3Ø

Electrical Service Ship Service

450 VAC, 60 Hz, 3Ø 220 VAC, 60 Hz, 1Ø 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 1Ø

Uninterruptable Power for Computer and Scientific Equipment 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 1Ø

Medical Facilities

Medical Facilities

Emergency and first aid services are administered aboard the vessel by the Medical Officer, a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and assisted by two certified EMT crew members. On cruises of long duration in remote locations, a U.S. Public Health Service medical officer may be on board. Limited quantities of emergency medical supplies are carried aboard.

Current Accommodations

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Crew (incl security)      18
Client Bunks:               90  

Gym 

 

Special Features

Bow Observation Chamber
Helicopter Flight Deck: By request only. Requires removal of Gantry and Net Reel
Flying Bridge Observation Station: Station includes canopy, GPS and bridge communications

Deck space for two portable lab containers

Deck Equipment

Winches
• CTD Winch
• Quantity: 1
• Manufacturer: Markey
• Model: DESH­5
• Drive: Electric AC­SCR/DC Motor, 75 HP
• Line Speed: 100 m/min. (max); 60 m/min. (typical)
• Maximum Pull: 7,000 lbs. mid­scope
• Drum Capacity: 6,000 m of .322 conductive cable
• Location: 01 Level, Frame 44, Port
Hydrographic Winch
• Quantity: 1
• Manufacturer: Marco
• Model: W­1920
• Drive: Hydraulic
• Line Speed: 237.8 m/min.
• Maximum Pull: 1,600 lbs.
• Drum Capacity: 2,000 m of 1⁄4" 3­strand wire (non­conductive)
• Location: 01 Level, Frame 52, Starboard
Combination Winch
• Quantity: 1
• Manufacturer: Marco
• Model: W­1816
• Drive: Hydraulic
Trawl Drums
• Quantity: 2 (1 Port & 1 Stbd)
• Line Speed: 60 m/min.
• Maximum Pull: 12,000 lbs.
• Drum Capacity: 3000 m of 5/8" wire (non­conductive)
Center Drum
• Quantity: 1
• Line Speed: 48.8 m/min
• Maximum Pull: 6,500 lbs.
• Drum Capacity: 1000 m of .322 conductive cable
• Location: Winch Room (1st Platform, Frame 57, Centerline)
Net Reel Winch
• Quantity: 1
• Drive: Hydraulic
• Drum Width: 2.44 m (8 ft.) between flanges
• Drum Diameter: 1.25 m (4.12 ft.) at flange; 0.41 m (1.33 ft.) at hub • Location: Main Deck, Frame 70, Centerline (Removable)
Choker Winch
• Quantity: 1
• Maximum Pull: 6,000 lbs.
• Drum Capacity: 25 fm of 5/8" wire
• Location: 01 Level, Frame 55, Centerline

Ground Tackle

Bower Anchor
• Quantity: 2
• Type: Stockless
• Weight (each): 1,940 lbs.
Anchor Chain
• Quantity: 2
• Size and Type: 1 ­ 3/16 in. stud link

• Length (each): 105 fathoms

Cranes, Booms, Over-the-side

Over­the­Side Handling

Gantry (A­Frame)
• Quantity: 1
• Safe working load: 11,750 lbs
• Clearance over the side: 3.3 m (11 ft.) outboard of the transom
• Horizontal Clearance: 4.1 m (13.5 ft.) inside of the gantry
• Vertical Clearance: 6.6 m (21.5 ft.) in the vertical position; 5.9 m (19.3 ft.) in the full back position

• Location: Main Deck, Aft, Centerline (Removable)
J­Frame
• Quantity: 1
• Safe working load: 8,000 lbs
• Clearance over the side: 3 m (10 ft.) outboard of deck edge
• Location: Main Deck, Frame 50, Port
Port Davit
• Quantity: 1
• Capacity: Light weight towed devices (less than 100 lbs.)
• Clearance over the side: 3.5 m (11.5 ft.) outboard of deck edge
• Location: 01 Level, Frame 43, Port

Cranes and Booms

Telescoping Boom Crane
• Quantity:
• Manufacturer: Alaska Marine
• Lifting Capacity: 11,838 lbs.
• Lifting Capacity (with boom extended): 3,750 lbs. • Boom Length: 15.2 m (50 ft.)
• Location: 01 Level, Frame 54, Centerline Articulated Boom Crane
• Quantity: 1
• Manufacturer: Husky Marine
• Boom Length: 5.5 m (18 ft)
• Lifting Capacity: 4,650 lbs.
• Lifting Capacity (with boom extended): 1,800 lbs.

• Location: 01 Level, Frame 10, Port

Communication Equipment

Inmarat-C  Furuno Felcom-15

VHF: Furuno FM-8800S MT500

Broadband: V-SAT KU Band

MF/HF:  Furuno FS-2570

 

Navigation Equipment

Autopilot:  Navipilot 40001

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SatNav: Samyung SPR1400 

Radar:: 2 x Furuno 1935

AIS: Furuno FA-150

 

NOAA History

Built in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., in 1964 and commissioned in 1966, the vessel was designed specifically to conduct research in tropical and temperate waters. The ship’s operational area included the U.S. West Coast and eastern Tropical Pacific, 

where researchers investigated seasonal variations in ocean temperature, currents and salinity and assessed the status of marine life.

The San Diego, Calif.­based ship collected hydrographic and biological data on the California Current System during California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) research cruises. During this project, researchers studied the marine environment off the coast of California, the management of its living resources, and monitored the indicators of El Niño and climate change with quarterly cruises off southern and central California.

NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan also played an important role in yellow fin tuna fishery research that led to a major reduction in dolphin mortalities.

Data collected on the Jordan were critical in supporting the “dolphin­safe” tuna campaign and labeling requirements.

“The David Starr Jordan was a workhorse for more than 40 years, supporting the management of fish, marine mammals and sea turtles,” said Steve Murawski, Ph.D., NOAA’s chief scientist for fisheries. “We celebrate the crew, scientists and vessel as we look to the future.”

NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan was a floating laboratory equipped with temperature­controlled aquaria and live specimen wells, walk­in freezer, dark room, data processing laboratory, and an underwater observation chamber in the bow and port side for studying fish behavior at sea. The ship was also equipped with a helicopter pad to support aerial observations and photo survey missions. The ship’s twin 500­horsepower diesel engines give the ship a 12­knot cruising speed.

The ship is named after David Starr Jordan (1851­1931), one of the best known naturalists and educators of his time. He wrote more than 50 books and published over 600 scientific papers on topics ranging from ichthyology (the branch of zoology dealing with fish) to advancing world peace. In 1879, Jordan became president of Indiana University and was selected in 1891 as the first president of Stanford University. Jordan was a member of the California State Fish Commission, and his investigations of the exploitation of the salmon and fur seal populations helped save these species.

NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources.

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