PHOENIX was built as a robust steel North Sea trawler at Davie Shipyard in Quebec, Canada where she fished successfully for 30 years. PHOENIX then went through a generous '04 - '08, $10m+ extensive rebuild at Rockland Marine in Maine. Everything was stripped and replaced or renewed with new equipment and a yacht interior. PHOENIX retains her utility orientated, commercially capable, explorer appeal.
The current owners purchased PHOENIX in Portsmouth, Virginia and delivered her to Malta where they continued to make substantial improvements including installing a drone deck and using PHOENIX over the past three years to rescue over 33,000 refugees off the North Coast of Africa. Last year PHOENIX steamed from Malta to the Bay of Bengal (Myanmar) for more humanitarian efforts.
This long range vessel is suitable for Expedition/Research/Sub-Tender/Adventure Yacht, ice sheathed with a potential range of half way around the world. Huge crane, A frame available and deck space allow for vast research and/or tender/subs/toy deployment and storage. AvGas/drone compliant, heli-deck options.
PHOENIX is in commercial INSB class. Consumption of main engine + 1 - 100 kw generator at 9 knots is 104 liters/27 gallons per hour. Technically, she is superb and cosmetically she is ready to go able to perform many functions, including a great globe trotting yacht. PHOENIX accommodates 22. Note in the specification of the 2014 – 2016 improvements, they are only the latest of the good life of a distinguished ship with many more adventures ahead of her. Now PHOENIX is berthed in Dubai ready to continue her global expeditions.