The 179-foot Ferguson Shipyard LADY CHEBUCTO was built for the Canadian government as a fisheries patrol vessel with a duty range that included the Arctic Circle.
LADY CHEBUCTO remained in active service through 1999. As a “shadow” or support vessel, LADY CHEBUCTO may require some deck modifications to create additional helicopter and/or small yacht storage space, but she is an excellent candidate as a research vessel. She also is very suitable candidate for yacht conversion. Tom Fexas Associates conducted preliminary conversion studies on site with the conclusion that the current stability profile would support a much larger superstructure. In addition, it is expected that the propulsion system is sufficiently reliable to provide decades of service. The electrical and generator system was replaced in 1988 and offers appropriate reserve capacity for a conversion scenario.
Maintenance currently underway includes the painting of decks and deckhouse. Vessel was last dry-docked in Spring of 2008, bottom coatings were renewed.
Build & Design
- Exterior Designer:Ferguson Industries
- Name: LADY CHEBUCTO
- Yacht Type: Motor Yacht
- Yacht Subtype: Classic Yacht, Displacement, Expedition Yacht
- Length Overall: 54.76m (179' 7")
- Length at Waterline: 51.11m (167' 8")
- Beam: 9.45m (31' 0")
- Max Draught: 3.05m (10' 0")
- Gross Tonnage: 751.00
- Builder: Ferguson Industries
- Year of Build: 1966
- Hull Type: Full Displacement
- Number of Decks: 4
Performance & Capacities
- Max Speed: 16.00kn
- Cruising Speed: 13.00kn
- Range (nm): 8500.00nm @ 10.00kn
- Fuel Capacity: 151400.00L / 39995.65USG
- Water Capacity: 68130.00L / 17998.04USG
- Make: Fairbanks-Morse
- Model: 38-8 OP
- Type: Diesel
- Quantity: 2
- Total Power: 2560.00hp
- Hull: Steel
- Superstructure: Aluminium
- Deck: Aluminium, Steel
- Guests: 16
**Approximate price conversion.