The boat was a degaussing vessel for the English Navy, named "LODESTONE". built in 1980
She was bought in 2001 .
Thenshe was refitted in Turkey over the next 5 years after emptying her out .Every items on board was replaced as well as every systems
Work has been followed by a naval architect.
Owner had large vessels since the 80 and knew exactly what he wanted for a trip around the world
The keel thickness is 12mm and the hull plates are 10mm, the plate’s material is steel Lloyd class "A". It is a no magnetic steel hull so it is not affected by galvanic current.
The boat, in the Lloyd Register, is classified as a new construction 2005.
Bleu de Nimes is in class with the Lloyd Register in compliance with MCA, Malta cross and an unlimited commercial class.
The Lloyd special class survey was finished in April of 2011, so the boat is on class until 2016.
Special class survey for the hull was done in Cairns Australia. Shafts and propellers were taken apart; hull and fuel tank were sandblasted per Lloyd request. No corrosion has been found in the hull plates.
She is a strong and safe explorer vessel with 4 stabilizers, 3 generators 174 Hp per each, 1 emergency generator 75Hp, 2 main engines of 1680HP (total 2400Kw). All engines are "Cummins" brand.
The maintenance for main engines and generators has been done in accordance to the manufacturer books and without exceeding hours.
Around the world, she sailed 85.000 nautical miles.
On board 5 jet skies and 4 large tenders: 2x 9.3m "SOLEMAR", 2 x 11m custom "DUBAI": one fully equipped for fishing and the other for diving.
One large air compressor for diving tanks: "COLTRI"
9 guest cabins, 25 square meters each. Total is 21 berths
The owner suit is 50 square meters.
The cabins are situated on deck number 4, one below the main deck, because of sea kindness and lack of noise
Heli -deck on the bow forecastle.
Gym on the upper deck.
Main kitchen in the lower accommodation deck, deck 5
New air condition system, installed on July 2011.
Boat cruising speed is 12 knots, maximum 16 knots.
Bleu de Nimes has a capacity of 270.000 liters of fuel, with autonomy of 50 days at sea.
Boat has never been chartered . 2012 will be her first year in charter
She has the same captain since 2007 and most of the crew since the refit / rebuilt -2005.
Boat could be converted to a more yacht fashion: adding a stainless steel rail, modifying the stern with a fixed platform, having a new room for a spa. There is enough space for a Jacuzzi on the fly bridge.
Owner suit can moved to the existing dining room and dining area to the main deck.