Expedition Yacht (converted Dutch North Sea Pilot Cutter)
Type: Full Displacement Expedition yacht. Converted Dutch North Sea Pilot Cutter. Hull ID#: PY 133 in 1997 Official Number: 730376 Flag: Cayman Islands. US Duty Paid. Builder: Amels (original vessel) built for the Dutch Pilotage Authority. Year: 1973. Name: SPICA Conversion: 1997 – 1999 Rebuild: Vosper Thornycroft, Southampton Yacht Services, and Nicholson Interiors. Construction: All welded Steel hull (original but with diagonal rubbing strakes removed and an area of dented shellplate renewed). New and redesigned Aluminum Superstructure. Gross Tons: 969 Net Tons: 290 Displacement: 1,000 metric tons LOA: 196’ LWL: 173’ Beam: 35’ Draft: 11’5” (37.95m) Max Speed: 11.5 knots Cruising Speed: 10.5 knots running on two engines.