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Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404

Broker’s Comments

SONG OF THE WHALE is a well-known sight on the Solent. She was built local to Berthon in Lymington and designed by Simon Rogers, who is also based in Lymington. She is an extraordinary resource for research and for serious passages on a commercial basis the world over. Since 2004 she has made extraordinary voyages and has really made a difference to the protection of cetaceans around the globe. She was designed to be and is one of the quietest research vessels operating internationally. She has been meticulously maintained and maintains her Category 0 classification for worldwide commercial use.

There is simply nothing else out there like SONG OF THE WHALE, with her powerful sailing, long range and thoughtful design and layout. She is a turn-key platform for any number of commercial applications.

Her owners would prefer to continue to operate her and to continue with the important work that she is doing, but costs prohibit this currently. We are instructed to also consider joint ventures and other proposals around the use of SONG OF THE WHALE so that her commercial operation and the work that she does may be continued.

Research Vessel SONG OF THE WHALE, The Inside Story from Berthon Int. & Marine Conservation Research



Owner’s Comments

RV SONG OF THE WHALE was designed and built primarily as a platform for whale research with particular consideration given to the requirements of passive acoustic techniques. As such SONG OF THE WHALE is recognised as being one of the quietest research vessels operating in the world. However, the vessel is easily configured for other applications and in addition to being a live-aboard research vessel, has also been used extensively by the current owners for expeditions and as a documentary filming platform. The vessel is steel-hulled, with outriggers for towing hydrophone arrays (underwater microphones) and other equipment / gear clear of the propeller wake, an 11-metre-high crow’s nest and an elevated A-frame which provides a 5 metre eye-height for visual surveying, and a dedicated computer room for acoustic detection and data logging systems.

The engine room and propulsion systems were specified and designed to minimise both air-borne and structure-borne noise and include innovative soundproofing materials and a five bladed propeller designed to minimise cavitation when under power. Electrical systems are designed to minimise RF noise. Additionally, a separate “quiet” power supply is used for research computers and acoustic/hydrophone equipment, to avoid electrical noise on recording systems. There is comfortable accommodation for 10-12 people, with two bathrooms, a large saloon/galley area for meetings, meals and relaxing, a dedicated computer room, bridge deck with desk space and chart table. In addition, there is a workshop (for building, repairing, maintaining and storing equipment) and a large aft deck (with hydraulic winch). Access to the water line is at the stern via steps to a large folding dive platform. For the purposes of heavy equipment deployment, the steps and dive platform may be replaced with a ramp from the working deck to the waterline. A gantry is positioned over the transom for the deployment/retrieval of equipment. The vessel currently carries two tenders (ZODIAC GRII equipped with wither 25hp or 9.9hp 4-stroke engines).

Additional detailed information on the vessel’s systems and equipment is available in the approved Operations and Training Manuals.


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Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Blondecell Ltd.
  2. Model: Simon Rogers Cutter Rigged One Design
  3. Yacht Name: SONG OF THE WHALE
  4. Hull Designer: Simon Rogers
  5. Year Built: 2004
  6. LOA: 70’8” / 21.53m
  7. LWL: 66’9” / 20.35m
  8. Beam: 18’3” / 5.56m
  9. Min Draft / Max Draft: 9’10” / 3m
  10. Displacement: 65,000kg / 143,300lb
  11. Berths: 12 berths in 4 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine Count: 1 Yanmar 6LYA-STP (370hp) Diesel
  13. Country: Ipswich, United Kingdom
  14. Asking Price: £850,000, VAT exempt
Contact Details
sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
E-Mail: sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
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Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthonspain.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404


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