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MEGA EXPEDITION YACHT AMELS 193' (59 m) "AKULA"
MEGA EXPEDITION YACHT AMELS 193 59 m AKULA


Type: Mega Expedition Yacht Builder:AMELS
Length: 193' (104 m) Built: Mfg-1974 Conversion 1999 Rft 2009
Beam: 34'8" (10.6 m) Engines: 3x816 kW Deutz
Draft: 13'1" (4.0 m) Construction: Steel/Aluminium
Location:ItalyPrice: US $10,950,000 VAT paid


Formerly a Dutch navy pilot vessel "Akula" was converted to a world cruising explorer yacht in 1999 at the Vosper Thornycraft shipyard. BMT Nigel Gee provided all naval architecture and structural design for the conversion including the addition of a flight deck and helicopter hangar. Refit work was completed at Vosper Thornycraft in 1999. A further interior and exterior refit was completed at H2X in La Ciotat in 2008. Engine overhaul in Malta in 2010.

Heli Hangar converted to Observation Lounge/Dining
Expedition Yacht Akula


Akula is a wonderful example of a well kept conversion from her working days as a Dutch Pilot vessel. Originally built in Holland to the highest Dutch naval specification, her condition today reflects her high standard of construction and the maintenance and care that has followed throughout her life until now.

Main Salon
Expedition Yacht Akula


Akula was refitted to accommodate professional helicopter operations and to be able to cruise the most unfriendly of oceans in style, safety and comfort.

Owner Stateroom
Expedition Yacht Akula


Akula is equipped with four Vosper stabilizers that assist rough weather heli operations allowing comfortable landings in up to around Force 6 weather conditions.

Owner Salon
Expedition Yacht Akula


Three main diesel electric engines provide single screw propulsion and power. Together with the silenced generators sound (DB) levels compare well with modern day building standards. Stern and bow thrusters allow for ease of maneuvering and positioning.

Guest Stateroom
Expedition Yacht Akula


This vessel, with its sturdy launches and equipment reflects the type of use she was intended for and portrays the feeling of strength and safety with a homely, comfortable atmosphere.

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Aft View- Helicopter Aboard
Expedition Yacht Akula


Aft View- Helicopter Not Aboard
Expedition Yacht Akula


Boat International Magazine Article
Click for PDF file "Heli-cruising the Canadian Arctic on board Akula"
Expedition Yacht Akula


Layout- Click for PDF file with 6 Drawings
Expedition Yacht Akula


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All speeds, capacities, consumption, hours, measurements, etc are approximate or estimated. Specifications provided for information only as particulars herein obtained are from sources available but are not guaranteed. Remarks and other statements may be personal opinions and may not be relied upon for purchase. Buyer should instruct his agent/supervisor to check all details for accuracy. Offered subject to prior sale, price/inventory change, or withdrawal from market without notice.