‘ICE’ is a 15.2m 40 tonne steel ice-strengthened motor sailor dive support vessel
Everything about ICE is based on Don McIntyre’s lifetime of sailing and expeditions. This is the ultimate go anywhere SUV of the Ocean and is 5 star. A comfortable live aboard home and practical dive support vessel for extended periods. ICE has it all. The list of equipment and ‘toys’ is comprehensive and for this expedition will include the following.
3.8m Zodiac, Polaris Amphib Flying Boat, Walker10 sailing dinghy with performance sailing rig, Inflatable 2 man Kayak, 2 x long boards, Bauer Dive Compressor, 4 complete dive rigs and computers and 10 cylinders, 2 x Surface breathing sets and pony bottles, 2 underwater scooters, Underwater comms, Underwater metal detectors and magnetometers, plenty of fishing gear, comprehensive filming/photography gear.
Accommodation is a double cabin forward, three berth cabin aft. and two berths on the Starboard side of the saloon. Visiting couples can be provided with the forward cabin. (See crew section) For extended periods we do not sleep people on the two dinettes. Max number onboard is eight people. For extended periods the max is six only.
Note: ICE HAS NOW BEEN SOLD AND A 2012 LAGOON 450 EXPLORER HAVE BEEN PURCHASED IN TAHITI AND WILL BE DELIVERED TO TONGA IN JULY 2016. DETAILS TO FOLLOW HERE SOON.
‘IKI’, our Bayliner 2359, offers great versatility and is absolutely perfect for magnetometer work and fast transits to distant sites. These boats have a strong, proven, rough weather reputation for 25kt trade winds and with basic accommodation for a three man team, lets us ‘stay out’ if needed. It has the power to safely transport four heavy divers, with full gear, 8 cylinders, plus one crew, anywhere if needed. It is also just the right size for trailering at the end of the season for secure storage.
‘IKI’ is registered in Nuku Alofa as a commercial vessel.
Specifications of IKI
Twin Axle trailer with Brakes, lights etc
Length Overall (LOA) 25’5″ (7.5 m)
Beam 8’5″ (2.57 m) 8’6″ (2.59 m)
Approx. Weight (w/Base Engine) 5,235 lbs (2,375 kg) 6,635 lbs (3,010 kg)
Length Rigged 25’7″ (7.80 m) on trailer 28’11” (8.81 m)
Height Rigged 10’6″ (3.20 m)
Draft Hull 1’7″ (.48 m)
Draft Max 3’0″ (.91 m)
Bridge Clearance Max 7’3″ (2.21 m)
Fuel Capacity 87 gal (329.3 L)
Holding Tank 15 gal (56.8 L)
Water Capacity 20 gal (75.7 L)
Cabin – 4 berth
• Cushioned Mid-Berth: w/Overhead Lights & Storage
• Cutting Board
• Dinette: w/Forward & Aft Seating – Converts to Bunk
• Foldaway Helm Seating
• Galley Cabinet: w/Storage Below
• Icebox and Dual-Voltage Refrigerator
• Lockable Cabin Entry Door