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2009 North American Expedition

Houma, Louisiana


Price quoted is an estimate for converted expedition yacht. Be sure to see the video. U.S. Built with CAT power, this is an all-weather, long-range global expedition conversion project that starts with an ocean-proven hull built as part of a series for the offshore oil industry. It has DPS and conforms to ABS specs and class rules. Currently laid up in Louisiana, this vessel can be converted in 14-18 months at a fraction of the cost of a 'white boat', but will deliver more load-carrying for toys and tenders, longer-range and endurance, and a tougher vessel than you will find at a similar price.

We are tracking more than 40 commercial vessels in Europe and U.S. available for conversion as yacht support or expedition vessels. We have inspected most of these and have surveys on several. Please get in touch to discuss your project mission.


Gulf Coast Yacht Group Orange Beach, AL is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Xplorer Yachts LLC.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: OSV 5
Make: North American
Model: Expedition
Year: 2009
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: B.A.E. (Atlantic)
Designer: Grant Maughan
Construction: Steel
Boat Hull ID: USBAE984349876
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 5,753.9 mi


Length: 250 ft / 76.20 m
Length Overall: 240 ft / 73.15 m
Beam: 54 ft / 16.46 m
Range: 18'7 ft / 5753.9 m
Max Draft: 13'6 ft / 4.11 m
Min Draft: 8 ft
Cabins Count: 11

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3516C
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 2,000hp
  • Year: 2009
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3516C
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 2,000hp
  • Year: 2009
Total Engine Power: 4,000hp
Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Maximum Speed: 13 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 121,000 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 208,000 gal


Maximum Number Of Passengers: 24
Heads Count: 8
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motor Yachts

Fuel Burn

Cruise Speed: 10.0 kts.      70 gal/hr (265 l/hr)

Max Speed: 13.0 kts 150 gal/hr (568 l/hr)




Auto Pilot,


CCTV Cameras,

Depth Sounder,




Gyro Compass,

Joystick Control,

Mag Compass,


Nautronix JSDP 5000,


Public Phone System w/ loudhailer,


Single Side Band,

VHF Radio,

VHF Radio (Handheld),


X-band Radar



Main Engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3516B

Total Horsepower 4,000

Propellers: FPP, High-Efficiency, 5-Blade
Primary Generators: 3 x Caterpillar 3406B

Bow Thruster:1 x Brunvoll CPP Tunnel

Rudder:  Independent Steering, Schilling Fishtail

Propeller Diameter: 96 in (2,438 mm)

Total Rating: 750 kW
Total Rating:600 hp

Power Generation:480V/60 Hz/3-Phase


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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