1960 Classic Expedition Ship MV “Daphne”

What an amazing listing. A Gentleman’s Expedition ship. Your very own icebreaker to explore anywhere on earth. This ship is the real "Tin Tin" experience. She was launched as fisheries inspection vessel, serving in the cold waters of Greenland. After retirement in the 80's she was used as a private expedition vessel completing Trans-Atlantic voyages and adventures. Now owned by a dedicated yachtsman, she has been made comfortable to follow the race circuit as mothership for a traditional 12 metre yacht. Daphne does this with immense style and presence. Don't let the traditional ships wheel fool you, Daphne is at heart a very easy to manoeuvre vessel with good modern pilot features such as joystick steering and modern navigation electronics. She has a large tender, easily launched from a boom, good anchoring gear and comfortable updated interior. Bring out your inner Shackleton with a true ice breaker ship.

5 Reasons to buy this boat

  • Classic 60's design ship
  • Ice breaker for 'go anywhere' adventure
  • Major refit 2014
  • Mizzen and Jib steadying sails
  • Huge space on deck (Tennis anyone?)

Boat Specs

Length100 ft
Beam 6.35 m
Draft3.2 m
Displacement123 Tonne
BuilderSvedborg Skisverft.
DesignerDanish Government
PriceEuro 380,000

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
Danish Government Fisheries inspection boat
Ice Breaker
Hull Material
Steel 8.5mm plate with 12 - 14 mm in bow and stern
EUR 380,000
Vessel Name
Launch Year
6.35 m
3.2 m
Deck Material
Hardwood work deck
Danish Government
A/S Svendborg Skibsverft Hull No. 97
Engine Make
Burmeister and Wain. Alpha 406 VO, 6cyl
No of Engines
Fuel Capacity
32.000 lt In 5 tanks, 200 lt. Lub. Oil tank
Fuel Type
20 Kw 220/380 Volt Bukh diesel (1984) 1.300 RPM, 19Kw 220/380 Volt Lister diesel (1996) 1.500 RPM, 14Kw 220/380 Volt Kubota diesel (2005) 1.500 RPM in box
variable pitch propeller, oil bath propshaft
Inflatable dinghy
25 Hp outboard (2010)
Ground Tackle
3 anchors + some spare anchors, capstan on foredeck
Owners with queen bed and 2 single bunks 5 cabins with 2 bunks each. 1 double cabin with single bunk. 1 bigger cabin with 2 single bunks. Each cabin with radio. 4 cabins have a washbasin
Owners bathroom with flush toilet, shower cabin and washbasin hot &cold. Upper engine room bathroom with toilet, washbasin and shower. Sidewalk toilet cabin. Fore ship toilet cabin too
Tiled walls and floor. 4-burner cooker, oven, microwave, freezers, fridges, cooker hood and other equipment and all inventory
Hot Water System
30 Kw hot water central heating system (2005), even in reverse heating the engine or engine water is heating the vessel, elec. Heated boiler for domestic water
Safety Gear
All safety/firefighting equipment.
Batteries: 14 x 200 Ah in special deck locker.
Comms, Radios: Inmarsat Nera mini M worldphone + fax. Debeg 3818 MF/HF controller. 2 x Sait SRH 150 portables. Skanti HF/ ssb-TRP 8400. Sailor T 128 transmitter. Sailor RT 143 receiver. Sailor 2182 KHZ watch keeping receiver.

Indication of detail, but much has been modified). racal Decca cd 180/4 ARPA radar, 2005 Navitron pilot, 2005 Raymarine radar, Racal Decca, CVP 3500 video plotter, Koden KPG gps, Trimble nav. GPS,Decca 450 autopilot, Raytheon 8010 colour depth Taiyo TD-A 131 aut. RDF Sperry Gyrocomp.SR 140/1, Sait. Nav. 5 Navtex, Arkas magn.comp.,Sailor DSC RM 2042,Sailor RT 2048, Sailor RT 247, Sailor RT 143 receiver, 2x Sait SRH 150 portables, Inmarsat Nera mini M worldphone + fax, Debeg 3818 MF/HF, DSC controller, Skanti HF/ ssb-TRP 8400 S, Sailor T 128 transmitter, 2x Sailor R501 receiver, Sailor 2182 KHZ watch keeping receiver, Clearview screen, heated windows in wheelhouse, 2x beam, sev. Clocks, barometer/barograph, intercom, rudder indicator, Epirb,TV+audio.
Sail Inventory
Main mizzen and Jib Steadying sails
Mast Rigging
Ketch rig with steadying sails. 2 steel masts, aft with lifting boom and electric. wire winch

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