OCEANXPLORER Freire Shipyard

85m Expedition yacht rebuilt with the latest equipment and technology onbord

OCEANXPLORER Freire Shipyard

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The 87.1m/285'9" research vessel OCEANXPLORER (ex.ALUCIA 2,VOLSTAD SURVEYOR) was built in 2010 by Freire Shipyard and was originally used as a deep sea survey vessel. She has naval architecture and exterior styling by Skipsteknisk (ST-Design). The 2018 conversion in the Netherlands involved UK-based Gresham Yacht Design, who provided input on her appearance and layout.

NOTABLE FEATURES OF OCEANXPLORER: ~Submarine and helicopter hangars ~Scuba dive centre ~Cutting-edge dry and wet marine research labs ~State-of-the-art media centre ~Dedicated ROV bay ~Extensive cruising range for remote operations ~Air conditioning ~Wi-Fi

As the successor to 55.7m/182.7ft ALUCIA, OCEANXPLORER is designed be used for ocean research and an integral part of the Blue Planet documentary series produced by Ocean X along with BBC studios and filmmaker James Cameron.


The aft deck is fitted with a 40-ton A-frame and a 40-ton crane for the safe launch and retrieval of submersibles, equipment and other large vehicles.

The upper deck aft has room for loading and storing shipping containers 6m/20ft - 12m/40ft in length.

The foredeck is a sizeable helideck that has hangar storage underneath, ensuring that a helicopter is always available on board.

OCEANXPLORER Specifications

Type/Year:Freire Shipyard/2010 
Beam:18.0m (59'1") 
L.O.A.:87.1m (285'9") 
Max Speed: 
Cruise Speed: 


The interiors have yet to be revealed by the shipyard.

Yacht Accommodation

The accommodation layout has yet to be revealed by the shipyard.

Amenities and Extras

We do have available further amenity, owner and price information for the 87.1m (285'9") yacht OCEANXPLORER, so please enquire for more information.


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