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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:ARCTICAdded:Aug 26, 2019
Captured:August 24, 2019IMO:1006207Hits:1,190
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Motor Yachts
Ex-tug converted to a super yacht at the Malta Drydocks ( now Palumbo shipyard) in 1993.
Ex-IMO was 6926024
owned by Marguta Investment,Australia.
registered in Bahamas.
Vessel Identification
Name:Endeavour T/t Arctic
Former name(s):
- Arctic Research (Until 1994 Jan)
- Arctic (Until 1993 Dec)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Yacht
Gross tonnage:2,610 tons
Summer DWT:1,444 tons
Length:88 m
Beam:14 m
Draught:7.2 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1970
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°53’19.02” N, 14°30’38.34” E
Speed, course (heading):
2.2kts, 278° (277°)
Arrival:31st Jul 2019
07:00:08 UTC
Last update:
26 days 16 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 20th, 00:00:24 UTCPuerto Vallarta
2018 August 9th, 16:00:48 UTCSan Diego B Street P
2018 August 8th, 00:00:44 UTCSan Diego
2018 July 18th, 12:00:05 UTCYakutat Bay
2018 July 8th, 15:30:43 UTCKetchikan
2018 July 1st, 17:00:52 UTCQeen Charlotte
2018 May 5th, 00:30:51 UTCAuckland
2017 January 26th, 12:00:55 UTCSt Kitts
2017 January 26th, 12:00:55 UTCPanama
2017 January 24th, 15:00:43 UTCSt Maarten
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Emmanuel.L on Aug 29, 2019 12:00 (20 days ago)
Thanks David ,on the spot as usual.But was the old Imo. number released on to a new vessel?
davidships on Aug 29, 2019 09:58 (20 days ago)
Some years back - I think before yachts were specifically eligible for IMO numbers - Lloyd's Register allocated 1xxxxxx to yachts, sometimes on the basis of bad info from new owners/shipyards. When the policy later changed, the new numbers were retained out of consideration for the owners. At least, that is what I recall.

I think that there is something on this in the Forum, but the the forum search is not working at present, at least for me.
Emmanuel.L on Aug 29, 2019 01:46 (21 days ago)
Thanks Jan for this info re the ARCTIC engines, This is where the site is practically a mine of information supplied by members knowledge of the particular subject.
Now another query,why did the ARCTIC had her IMO number changed whilst other similar conversions from tug to yacht did not re the LEGEND for example.?
thanks once again Jan.
regards and due thanks
Emmanuel.L on Aug 29, 2019 01:38 (21 days ago)
hi Clive .Sorry for late in answering, nowadays all cars look practically the same,sometimes you have to see the badge on their hood to distinguish the manufacturer.And or friend Jan has answered our query re her engines.
Jan Ove on Aug 28, 2019 12:19 (21 days ago)
ARCTIC was re-engined in 1985 with 2 x Deutz-Diesel SBV 12 M 640. When being converted her nozzles where removed. Later her propeller blades were re-designed presumably to increase speed. no further changes were made. In addition, when still classed with GL asa tug, she had E3 - ice-class.
Clive Harvey on Aug 28, 2019 11:59 (21 days ago)
Emmanuel, Forget the Hummer, virtually all modern cars look aggressively masculine. I don't know about ARCTIC's engines but I'd assume after such an extensive rebuilding that they would have been adjusted (if that's the right word) in some way to take account of her less strenuous role.
Emmanuel.L on Aug 28, 2019 10:30 (21 days ago)
Hi Clive ,but should a pleasure vessel like a yacht got to be masculine looking. It is like having a Hummer for a family car, the Hummer is totally masculine. Incidentally are the original ARCTIC engines still installed on her? If so does a yacht need those powerful engines? Well as I said in previous comments,it is all a matter of individual taste and choices.
Clive Harvey on Aug 28, 2019 09:30 (21 days ago)
I'm with rd77, I really like her looks, a very masculine and purposeful-looking vessel but that of course is her heritage. If I were looking to buy a yacht, whether ARCTIC would be on my list of possibilities is another matter - long haul ocean cruising or pottering around the Mediterranean???
Emmanuel.L on Aug 28, 2019 02:56 (22 days ago)
It is all a matter of opinion becky , I am not a member of any yacht club , I am here just expressing my choice and opinion, there may be others who share my opinion and still others who don't. Mind you I am only referring to her outside appearance, have never seen her interiors which I presume are to the ultimate, so my opinion to her interiors even if they are to the highest standard cannot be expressed.
For that kind of money (if I had it) I would have opted for something that looks like a yacht, preferably a 1920-30 one , even a replica, For sure I would not have chosen the ultra futuristic design like the "A".
We have a saying here in Malta "a hundred persons, a hundred choices"., and that says it all.
regards and respect
becky on Aug 27, 2019 20:34 (22 days ago)
Pull into the local yacht club with her and how do you spell respect- ARCTIC
Emmanuel.L on Aug 27, 2019 19:32 (22 days ago)
It is a matter of taste and opinions, and though I don't share yours ,I respect your choices . If everyone had the same tastes ,choices and opinions, the world and our lives will be dull and uninteresting.
Thanks for your comments.
Best regards,
rd77 on Aug 27, 2019 19:11 (22 days ago)
I like the fact that one can still see ARCTIC's tug origins, but to each his own...
Emmanuel.L on Aug 27, 2019 17:52 (22 days ago)
As to the LEGEND Imo.7367835, my friend rd77, I found that this was the ex-Russian tug DIMANT, ex-GIGANT built in 1974 and which was also as the ARCTIC converted to a super yacht. In my view she looks much better than the ARCTIC even though you can still can be see her tug heritage.
Emmanuel.L on Aug 27, 2019 13:46 (22 days ago)
Thanks rd77, even if I had the money, I would not buy the ARCTIC, she is not to my liking, described as a super yacht, but to me she still looks like a large tug, especially with all those large masts someone all dressed up as a model but on sir not for me.
Regards my friend, I am not bidding for her..she is all yours.
rd77 on Aug 27, 2019 08:12 (22 days ago)
@Emmanuel L, the somewhat similar LEGEND (also a converted tug, from 1974, but a newer conversion) was selling with an asking price of EUR 46.5 million recently. ARCTIC P is an older conversion and I don't think she has ice class (like LEGEND), so she is probably worth EUR 30-35 million?
Emmanuel.L on Aug 27, 2019 00:37 (23 days ago)
Thanks Fergal for the positive comment.
Emmanuel.L on Aug 27, 2019 00:36 (23 days ago)
Wow ,are those 92 million cover all the estate? Then what is the worth of the ARCTIC ?
Emmanuel.L on Aug 27, 2019 00:32 (23 days ago)
Thanks Tony for the info re ARCTIC. Incidentally marinetraffic are still showing her with the letter P attached.
Fergal Clohessy on Aug 26, 2019 13:05 (23 days ago)
Beautiful shot :)
rd77 on Aug 26, 2019 07:17 (23 days ago)
She went to Gretel Packer in deal in late 2018 between James P and her:
Tony Martin on Aug 26, 2019 06:58 (23 days ago)
Great photograph of this ship Emmanuel. Discussed her name with colleagues at the Maritime Museum - seems she is now owned by Erica Packer who they believe deleted the P.
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