Length 56m (183ft)
Builder Auroux
Built/Refit 1974 / 2016
Guests 20 in 6 cabins

Private expedition and research yacht with submersible support, ALUCIA is now available for sale with Fraser. A highly specialized yacht with formidable capabilities, ALUCIA offers state-of-the-art exploration, scientific and filmmaking equipment plus five-star accommodation and amenities in a rugged ‘go-anywhere’ exterior. She is also built to ice class. 

At 183' / 55.78m and 1,396 GT, ALUCIA is exceptionally stable with massive volume. Originally named Nadir, she was built at Auroux, France, in 1974 as a launch platform for diving and submersible operations with Nautile under the direction of the French oceanographic Institute Ifremer.

She underwent a full refit which included the replacement of almost all pipework, wiring, machinery, joinery, and equipment. Her superstructure was redesigned to include a submersible hangar, a sundeck and a helicopter pad.

In mission mode, ALUCIA can accommodate up to 20 guests in 6 staterooms and can carry up to 22 crew. Staterooms are very spacious with large windows and lots of natural light.

Kindly note: ALUCIA is US Duty Paid.

Special features

  • ALUCIA underwent an extensive multimillion refit/rebuild in 2016 including her 15-year class surveys
  • ALUCIA is fully compliant with Bureau Veritas for Unrestricted Navigation
  • Ice classed and SOLAS compliant
  • Proven with over 2,000 dives with the present Owner
  • Highly efficient and easy to maintain
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Specification ODYSSEY


Guests 20
Staterooms 6
Crew 22

Construction & Design

Built / Refit 1974 / 2016
Builder Auroux
Exterior Designer Joseph Artese Design
Interior Designer Joseph Artese Design

Dimensions & Materials

Length 55.78m (183'00")
Beam 11.89m (39'00")
Draft 4.95m (16'03")
Gross Tonnage 1,396 GT
Hull Material Steel

Performance & Engines

Cruising speed 11 Knots
Max speed 12 Knots
Cruise range 5,000 nm
Range 6,000 nm
Engines 2 x Cummins (1,600 hp)
3 x Detroit Diesel (400kW)

Class & Flag

Classification Bureau Veritas (BV)
Flag Marshall Islands


Stabilisers Underway
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Deck Plans ODYSSEY