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1974 Amels

Mediterranean, France


Formerly a Dutch navy pilot vesssel "Akula" was converted to a world cruising explorer yacht in 1999 at the Vosper Thornycraft shipyard. BMT Nigel Gee provided all naval architecture and structural design for the conversion including the addition of a flight deck and helicopter hangar. Refit work was completed at Vosper Thornycroft in 1999. A further interior and exterior refit was completed at HX2 in La Ciotat in 2008, an engine overhaul was completed in Malta in 2010.


Akula is a wonderful example of a well-kept conversion from her working days as a Dutch Pilot vessel. Originally built in Holland to the highest Dutch naval specification, her condition today reflects her high standard of construction and the maintenance and care that has followed throughout her life until now.


Akula was refitted to accommodate professional helicopter operations and to be able to cruise the most unfriendly of oceans in style, safety and comfort. Akula is well equipped with for Vosper stabilizers that assist rough weather helicopter operations allowing comfortable landings in up to around Force 6 weather conditions.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $10,950,000
Boat Name: AKULA
Make: Amels
Year: 1974
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Amels
Designer: Dutch Naval Design
Construction: Steel
Range: 12,038 km


Length: 194 ft / 59.13 m
Length Overall: 193'6 ft / 58.98 m
Waterline Length: 1173 ft / 357.53 m
Beam: 35 ft / 10.67 m
Range: 39'9 ft / 12038 m
Max Draft: 13 ft / 3.96 m
Min Draft: 13.08 ft
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 3
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: 430kW Deutz BA8M816W
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 32510
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: 430kW Deutz BA8M816W
  • Engine Hours: 32777
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #3 Specs:
  • Make: 430kW Deutz BA8M816W
  • Engine Hours: 33389
Cruising Speed: 11 kn
Maximum Speed: 13.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 112,998 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 39,997 L


Heads Count: 10
Boat Class: Motor Yachts


Approved Boats is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Edmiston Monaco.

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.

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