All Ocean Yachts sells expedition yacht Phoenix
by Malcolm MacLean
Built by Davie Shipbuilding and launched in 1973, she has served as an expedition and research vessel, ice sheathed with a range capable of traveling halfway around the world. She had a thorough $10 million-plus conversion in 2004/2008 in Rockland, Maine, and now has a new yacht interior and all systems refurbished or replaced. A large crane and deck space allow for research and tender or submarine deployment and storage.
Phoenix was hauled and painted in Spring 2011 and was lying in Norfolk, Virginia, asking $2.35 million.