S/V Sabatayn

Motor-sailing vessel 'Sabatayn'

Our luxury expedition support vessel is the S/V Sabatayn

She was designed and built in New Zealand as a marine archaeological research vessel with a Lloyds +100A1 hull. She is fit-for-purpose and ready to go

She has comfortable berths for 10 passengers and crew; spacious interior, well-appointed galley and can carry a generous amount of fuel and water for crossing the oceans to the remotest islands and reefs.

As a large motor-sailing vessel with a 5 ton main hold there is plenty of room for bulky equipment such as scuba diving & oceanographic equipment, food & camping gear for longer duration conservation and science expeditions, commercial film gear, kayaks & surf boards etc

She is ideally suited for remote island expedition support

Wheel house & Helm seat


Centrally placed on the main deck you will find the saloon with a large dining table and ample seating areas, plus the wheel house with extra seating and a second smaller table. This large public area has all-round glass windows for great views of the ocean and remote anchorages. This main deck living area has a light and cheerful atmosphere and makes longer passages a pleasure

The durable and high quality 'Gardner' marine diesel engine provides both reliability and economy which is unmatched in its class. Cruising at 7 knots our range is over 5000 km on main engine alone. By using our sails, our range becomes virtually unlimited



designer: John Harry (NZ)
specifications: expedition support research vessel
builder: Nalder and Biddle, Nelson, NZ
year of construction: 1999
single mast, sloop rigged, motor-sailor

length: 22m (74 ft), width: 5m
draft: 2.5m, weight: 50 tons
large central hold(ca.12m3)
large main hatch (ID = 1.4m x 1.3m)

main engine: 'Gardner' 6LXB marine diesel
generator: 25kW 'Northern Lights'

scuba compressor: 'Bauer Oceanus' 5 CFM
decompression chamber: 2 person 'Southern Oceanics'
center-consol (5m) inflatable tender with 50HP 'Yamaha' outboard
hydraulic anchor winch, hydraulic bow thruster
electric davit winches for lifting tender
scuba tanks, BCDs, regs, & weight belts
washing machine, hot water system, BBQ

jib, stay-sail & fully battened main sail(all new)
'Haken' roller-furling reefing (on all sails)
light air general purpose sail, storm sail
1x electric and 8x manual sheet & halyard winches



diesel: 3,600 liters
'Reverso' fuel polishing system
water: 3,000 liters
'Sea Recovery' 3500 liters/day water maker

life jackets, life raft, life buoys & safety harness etc
406 EPIRB, danbuoy, fire extinguishers & fire hose etc
Maritime New Zealand Safety Certification

'Furuno' chart plotters, radar & depth sounder
SSB radio, VHF radios, 'Iridium' satellite phone
'Simrad' autopilot, ship AIS plotting

four cabins
1x double bunk & 8x single bunks
2x hot water showers
2x electric toilets, 2x manual toilets
fully air conditioned & electric heating

gas & electric cooking tops, gas oven & grill
double sink, microwave & toaster
3x fridges, 1x freezer & ice maker


Aft deck & Center-consol inflatable tender


Luxury charters:
Capt Matthew Peacey

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