Ocean Yacht Sales Limited
Ocean Yacht Sales Limited 115 Joseph Zatzman Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 1N3
Tel:(902) 455-5565
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1982 Explorer Yacht

location icon St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Year 1982
Length 116 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Deep Sea Trawlers Limited

This vessel is found to be all steel vessel arranged with a continuous forecastle deck. This vessel has accommodations for 16 crew as well as 2 computer labs, dry and cold storage and lounge area.The Anne S. Pierce has been used primarily used for Basic Survival Training and seabed mapping. This vessel has been well maintained with numerous modifications. This is a MUST SEE!!  


Year Built 1982
Category Power
Length Overall 116'6 ft
Beam 26 ft
Cabins 8
Construction Steel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 1,125 hp

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: D399
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 1,125hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade
Year: 1981
Engine Hours: 1426
Navigational & Electrical


  • Furuno FR 7112 / Rutter


  • Simrad AP35 Autopilot


  • Furuno Model FE - 502 Mark II Sounder


  • Icom VHF FCM 412/ Icom IC-M700


  • Icom M700


  • Wagner MK IV & Robertson Ap45


  • Koden D Fax 207


  • Furuno D Fax 207


  • Furuno Satellite Compass/ Ritchie Magnetic
  • Sailor A/S S.P Radio / Furuno VHF Radio Telephone Fm - 8500
  • Henschel Navigation lights Panel
  • Furuno PP-510 Printer INMARSAT -C Mobile Earth Station
  • Furuno Type FS-2570C MMSI / Furuno FM-2510 / Furuno Navtex receiver NX-500
  • Intercom Steehans (deck lab, steering gear, galley and engine)
  • Furuno front end 8 tone Daylight Display Radar
  • Automatic Identification System
  • Closed circuit monitors for engine room and exterior deck
  • Clearview
Engine Details

Main Engine

1125HP, 16 Cylinder Caterpillar D399 Diesel, Built in 1981 and rebuilt in 2011


Caterpillar 4.32:1

Steering Type


Auxiliary Engines

Caterpillar/3306 (rebuilt 2011), 135HP - 1800 rpm Generator

Caterpillar/3304 (rebuilt 2011), 230HP - 1800 rpm Generator

  • 8 Cabins with accommodations for 16 crew
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Galley on deck
  • Refrigerator
  • Moffat Range
  • Moffat Deep Fryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Double Stainless Sink
  • Toaster
  • Steel Cabinets
  • 2 Computer labs
Design & Construction

The hull is all welded steel construction and has a round bilge hull form with raked stern and reverse transom stern. The vessel is fitted with a 4-blade fixed propeller with a nozzle and a Becker flap-type rudder.

Deck Gear

Deck Machinery: 

  • Anchor winch
  • Slewing Davit Manual winch
  • Deck Crane - Amco Veba Hydraulic Knuckle crane
  • Hydraulic A - frame (SWL 4 tons)
Safety Gear

2 x 25 Person Life Raft (inspection expired)

7 Life Jackets

7 Immersion Suits

5 Life Rings

12 Approved Type Distress Signals - Expired

1 McMurdo 406S EPIRB

11 Portable Fire Extinguishers, Inspection Date: July, 2013

Novec 1230 fire suppression system


The vessel started it's life as a scallop dragger, was converted for use as a research vessel in 2000. This vessel has been used primarily for Basic Survival Training and more recently seabed mapping. The vessel has been well maintained and has has had the following modifications and rebuilds;

  • Ecomar 8 sewage treatment plant installed
  • New day tank installed
  • Novec 123 fire suppression added in engine room
  • Deck crane installed
  • Electronics upgraded
  • Water maker installed
  • Main engine and generators rebuilt in 2011
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Broker Listing: Trevor Decker

Boat Location: St. John's, NL