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This US-built (ABS Class) conversion is a long-range, ocean-proven Global Expedition Yacht. The conversion will cost roughly one-third as much as a ‘white yacht’, and can be converted in as little as 12-18 months.  It is custom-designed for expedition cruising and other missions requiring all-weather operations and long at-sea endurance with reliable diesel-electric CAT power with Ulstein Z-Drives and DP-2  commercial-grade systems. Electric Hybrid Upgrade is available as an option.

You can customize the layout and interior finish to suit your lifestyle. Conversion is done at a reputable U.S. shipyard. 


HMY Yacht Sales, Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Globe Regal Yachting.

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Name: Ocean Xplorer 225
Current Price: $15,000,000
Year: 1999
Engine Model: 3516B Twin Speed
Length: 225 ft
Gross Weight: --
Hull Material: Fiberglass
State: FL
Draft: 11 ft
Fuel Capacity: 170300 Gallons
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Manufacturer: CAT
Beam: 56 ft
Max Speed: 14.1 kn
City: Tampa
Country: US

Vessel Overview

Engines and Z-Drives


  • Main Engine - Two (2) CAT 3516B
  • Two (2) Ulstein 1,600 HP Z-Drive
  • Total horsepower 3,200BHP
  • Generators - Three (3) x 300kw, Emergency Gen  105kw
  • Bow thruster - One Dropdown 1,280 HP, One Tunnel 340 HP
  • Stern Thrusters - 2 Ulstein 1,350 HRV, 1600 HP 


Performance and Range

14.2 Knots fully loaded. 

Range: 7,500 nm

Electronics (can be upgraded)

Furuno WAAS GPS 37


Bridgemate AIS MT

Marine Technologies DP-2 System

Two (2) Furuno FR-1510 Radars

Two (2) Sea 7156 VHF/FM Radiotelephones

Two (2) Seacall 7100 VHF/FM DSC Controllers

Sea 330 HF/SSB Radiotelephone

Seacall 7000 MF/HF DSC Controller

Necode DSC Controller

Sailor R501 2182kHz Watchkeeping Receiver

JRC JUE-75 (Mobile Earth Station) Inmarsat-C

Kongsberg Simrad Autopilot

Raytheon NAV 398 GPS/Loran

Furuno 660L Color Video Sounder

JRC NCR-300A Navtex


Class and Certificates

CLASSIFICATION (may be modified)

ABS Maltese Cross A1 (Hull)

ABS Circle E (Equipment)

ABS Loadline (Unrestricted Ocean Service)

ABS Maltese Cross AMS (Machinery)

USCG Subchapter L (OSV)





In the conversion, a luxury interior can be installed for 6 ensuite cabins satellite with entertainment systems, full bath, cedar-lined closet and other custom amenities. A full gym and spa with sauna can also be accommodated.

Current vessel accommodates 31 persons.

Water toys and tenders

The transom can be extended in order to accommodate a hydraulic-opening water-garage to house tenders, dive gear, a submersible and other water toys. This transom will also become the tender landing and swim platform.

Heli-pad & Hangar

A heli-pad module is easily added above the transom and this pad can also serve as a sun-pad or even a golf tee for a water-golf driving range.

Refueling option available to meet fire safety codes.

Enclosed hangar available.


On-deck jacuzzis can be accommodated on the sun-deck, and/or main deck.

Special mission options

These vessels can be fitted out for specific missions using modular components including - dive chamber, scientific lab with cold storage, ROV under-water drone, video production studio, medical modules for humanitarian missions.

Electric Hybrid Upgrade Option

Electrified components including maritime hybrid transmissions, electric motors, power electronics and battery banks can be added to create a  parallel hybrid systems with electric drives with outputs between 150 and 750 kW. 


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