BLEU DE NÎMES
237' 1" | Clelands, England | 1980

Available for Sale

€55,000,000 EUR

Built in 1980 at the Cleland yard in England, LODESTONE was a Degaussing ship which served in the British Navy until 1997. In 2000 her new Owner, a very experienced yachtsman, began her conversion into a luxury motor yacht. She was re launched in 2005 as BLEU DE NIMES. The extent of the refit was so vast that Lloyd’s classified her as a new construction. Only the strong hull remains from the original ship.

 

A 4 year rebuild from 2016 to 2020 saw her extended to 72.25 metres. The project was overseen by Studio Nattero in Genoa & extended accommodation from 9 cabins to 13, more than doubling the number of guests that can stay on board to a total of 28. A new garage now houses two of the yacht’s tenders which were previously stowed on the open foredeck.

 

Communication systems were moved to a central mast structure while the two recognisable stacks remain intact. Pier Vittorio Cerruti, the same architect who was behind Bleu de Nimes’ first interior conversion in Turkey, was once again drafted in to oversee the continuation of the yacht’s elegant interior into the newly-added spaces.

 

Out of sight are the hydrodynamic improvements that were made beneath the waterline during the rebuild project. A new forward fin keel not only adds to the yacht’s overall speed and efficiency but has also resulted in a more comfortable ride at sea.

 

  • KEY FEATURES

    • Passenger yacht with 28 guests / 23 crew / 4 staff
    • 20,000 nm long range ocean voyager
    • Full mechanical rebuild
    • Royal Navy Degaussing ship
    • 4 x 9.30m tenders
    • Elevator through 6 desks / Touch and go helipad
    • Lengthened by 16m & GRT increased from 1,070 to 1,637

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION
    1. MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

      TYPE
      • Full Displacement Motor Yacht
      BUILDER
      • Clelands Shipbuilding Co
      NAVAL ARCHITECT
      • PentaNed Ltd / Studio Nattero
      EXTERIOR DESIGN
      • PentaNed Ltd / Studio Nattero
      INTERIOR DESIGN
      • Pier Vittorio Cerruti
      CONSTRUCTION
      • Steel & Titanium Hull, Steel Superstructure, Iroko deck
      HULL YEAR
      • 1980 + 2020
      REFIT/REBUILD
      • 2005 / 2020
      CLASSIFICATION
      • ABS A1, Passenger Yachting Service, AMS Accu, Unrestricted Navigation
      FLAG
      • Cook Islands
      CREW
      • 23
      ENGINES
      • 2 x 1,680 Hp Cummins KTA50M2
      GRT
      • 1,637
      NT
      • 490
      LIGHT SHIP WEIGHT
      • 1,301 tons
    2. DIMENSIONS

      LOA
      • 72.25m / 237'05’’
      LOD
      • 63.22m / 207’50’’
      LWL
      • 68.14m / 223’67’’
      BEAM
      • 11.80m / 38'86"
      DRAFT
      • 3.70m / 12’17’’
    3. CAPACITIES

      ACCOMMODATION
      • 26 + 2 x Guests in 13 cabins
      CREW
      • 23 x Crew + 4 x Staff in 11 + 1 cabins
      FUEL
      • 380,000 litres / 100,380 US gallons
      FRESH WATER
      • 26,000 litres / 6,868 US gallons
      LUBE OIL
      • 3,000 litres / 792,50 US gallons
      DIRTY LUBE OIL
      • 1,400 litres / 369,80 US gallons
      GREY WATER
      • 19,000 litres / 5,019 US gallons
      BLACK WATER
      • 19,200 litres / 5,072 US gallons
    4. SPEED & RANGE UNDER POWER

      MAXIMUM SPEED
      • 15.5 knots
      CRUISING SPEED
      • 12 knots
      ECONOMICAL SPEED
      • 12 knots
      FUEL CONSUMPTION
      • 220 litres per hour @ 12 knots
      • 500 litres per hour @ 15.5 knots
      RANGE
      • 20,000nm @ 12 knots approx.
      • 9,000nm @ 15.5 knots approx.
    5. ACCOMODATION

      • OWNER & GUESTS

        • 1 x Owner’s suite on upper deck
        • 2 x VIP cabins on main deck
        • 6 x Double cabins on lower deck
        • 2 x Triple cabins on lower deck
        • 2 x Twin cabins on lower deck
      • UPPER DECK

        • Full beam 110 square metre Owner’s suite located on the upper deck forward. The suite comprises with emperor size bed, en suite his shower room & her’s bathroom with bathtub, spacious separate his and her’s walk-in closet, and separate Owner’s study
        • Aft upper deck including a large dining room which can seat 2 x 12 Guests, a second galley/pantry, TV room and day head
        • Owner’s exterior spacious aft deck including four foldable square table which can convert into different layouts for up to 32 x Guests
      • MAIN DECK

        • 1 x 35 square metre VIP cabin with en suite shower room and walk in closet
        • 1 x 50 square metre VIP cabin with his shower room & her’s bathroom with bathtub and spacious closet
        • Full beam aft sitting area with two distinct sitting areas, a lounging area with bar, a cinema room, a library room and day head
        • Spacious exterior aft deck sitting area
      • MAIN ACCOMODATION DECK

        • 1 x Double cabin with en suite shower room, walk-in closets
        • 1 x Double cabin with en suite bathroom and bathtub, walk-in closet
        • 4 x Double cabins with en suite shower room, walk-in closet
        • 2 x Twin cabin with en suite shower room, walk-in closet
        • 2 x Triple cabin with 2 x single beds, 1 x foldable sofa bed, en suite shower, walk-in closet
        • 2 x Foldable tender garages for 2 x tenders
        • Beach club located mere steps from the water and astern of guests cabins
      • BRIDGE DECK

        • 50 square metre gym (loose weights, technogym bikes, Elliptical bike, treadmill, yoga mats, fitness ball, skipping rope, etc.), massage room and sauna, and day head
      • SUNDECK

        • 2 x Large Jacuzzi located on aft deck with lounging area and bar
        • Large sunbathing area on foredeck
    6. CREW ACCOMODATION

      • 1 x Captain cabin on bridge deck
      • 2 x Single cabins and 2 x Triple cabins on lower deck which can be converted into Staff cabins
      • 4 x Triple cabins on crew deck
      • 1 x Twin cabin and 2 x Single cabins on crew deck
    7. MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

      ENGINES
      • 2 x 1,680 Hp Cummins KTA50M2 Diesel
      ENGINE HOURS
      • As of September 2020:
      • Port: 12,000 / Stbd: 13,600 (overhauled 2020)
      PROPULSION
      • Twin crew, conventional drive
      GEARBOX
      • ZF W7300 Ratio 1/5.494
      PROPELLERS
      • Teignbridge, 78 x 74 x 5 Blade
      GENERATORS
      • 3 x 181 kW Cummins 6CTA 8.3, 440V 60Hz
      EMERGENCY GENERATOR
      • 1 x Cummins 6BT5.9-D – 75 kW
      GENERATOR HOURS
      • Gen. 1: 34,424 (overhauled 2020)
      • Gen. 2: 30,965 (overhauled 2020)
      • Gen. 3: 34,483 (overhauled 2020)
      EMERGENCY GEN. HOURS
      • 250
      STABILISERS
      • Rodriguez SMS 4000; 4 Fin Type - 2.75sqm each
      BOW THRUSTER
      • Leroy Somer CDC-UMV 3301
      ELECTRICITY
      • 3 x 181 Kw; 440V/220V 60 Hz
      SHORE POWER
      • 180 kVA SAE Electronics
      BATTERIES
      • Service-GMDSS-T ransitional
      AIR CONDITIONING
      • Guisti Cold System + Webasto for a total of 1,440,000 BTU
      • 8 x Fresh air unit
      WATERMAKERS
      • Idromar 2 x 24,000 litres /6,340 US gallons per day
      SEWAGE SYSTEM
      • Hamann
      FUEL FILTRATION
      • 2 x Westfalia
      OIL FILTRATION
      • Built in on engines
      MISCELLANEOUS
      • Atlas Corpo compressed air system
      • AGC Ecocell fouling protection system
      • Coffind World bilge separator
    8. COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

      SATCOM
      • 1 x KVH M9 TV antenna
      • 2 x Trane & Trane Inmarsat C
      • 1 x Furuno SSAS
      VDR
      • 1 x VDR Consilium
      VHF
      • 2 x Sailor VHF DSC
      • 1 x Furuno VHF DSC
      SSB
      • 1 x Sailor
      INTERNET
      • 1 x Fleet Broadband Trane & Trane
    9. DECK EQUIPMENT

      ANCHOR WINDLASSES
      • 1 x Thomas Reid & Sons (Paisley) Ltd, n. R.2176B
      AFT WARPING CAPSTANS
      • 2 x Thomas Reid & Sons (Paisley) Ltd, n. R.2920
      ANCHORS
      • 3 x 850kg Hight power holding anchors “John Lawrie Group”
      ANCHOR CHAINS
      • 2 x 30mm x 192mt
      BOAT CRANE & DAVITS
      • 1 x SWL 6-ton steel cable 12mm
      STERN PASSERELLE
      • Opacmare 6m
      SIDE BOARDING LADDER
      • Nil
      SIDE BOARDING GANGWAY
      • Opacmare (located on stern)
      JACUZZI
      • 2 x Piscina Italia Jacuzzi
      ELEVATOR
      • Marige through 6 decks
      HELIPAD
      • Touch & Go
      SWIMMING PLATFORM
      • Yes
      AWNINGS
      • On bridge deck aft)
    10. ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT

      • TV & DVD player in all cabins
      • TV & international decoder in Salon and TV room
    11. GALLEY & LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT

      • MAIN GALLEY

        • 8 x Electrical stoves
        • 1 x Steam
        • 1 x Big steam oven
        • 1 x Microwave
        • 1 x Dishes machine
        • 1 x Grill
        • 1 x Double deep fryer
        • 2 x Sinks
      • SECOND GALLEY / PANTRY

        • 4 x Electrical stoves
        • 1 x Big steam oven
        • 1 x Dishes machine
        • 1 x Grill
        • 1 x Deep fryer
        • 1 x ice maker
      • SUNDECK

        • 1 x Sink
        • 1 x Ice maker
      • LAUNDRY

        • 1 x Ipso 15 kg Heavy duty Industrial washing machine
        • 1 x Sangiorgio 10 kg Heavy duty Industrial washing machine
        • 1 x Vaporella ironing machine
        • 2 x Ipso 20 kg heavy duty dryer
        • 1 x Mangle
    12. SAFETY & SECURITY EQUIPMENT

      • SAFETY

        • 4 x 25-Pax Viking Life Raft
        • 5 x 12-Pax Zodiac Life Raft
        • 75 x Life Jackets
      • FIRE FIGHTING

        • Hi-Fog System
        • 89 x Fire extinguisher
        • 30 x Immersion suit
        • Technoleader monitoring system (unmanned engine room)
      • ALARMS

        • Marinelec smoke detector system
        • 121 x Apollo smoke detector
    13. SECURITY

      • All safety equipment and lifesaving appliances have been improved as per Passenger notation requirements
      • All cabins equipped with safe
    14. TENDERS & WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT

      • TENDERS

        • 2 x 9.30 x 2.55m custom Fishing and Beach Landing Tenders with 2 x 240 Hp Yanmar inboard engines overhauled, new transom and tail Mercruiser Bravo one
        • 2 x 9.15 x 3.20m Solemar Tenders with 2 x 240 Hp Yanmar inboard engines overhauled, new transom and tail Mercruiser Bravo one
        • 1 x 4.30m Solemar Offshore B3 Tender with 1 x 25 Hp Mercury Outboard Engine
        • 1 x 4.60m DSB Rescue Tender with 1 x 45 Hp Yamaha Outboard Engine
      • WATERSPORTS

        • 3 x Seadoo Jetskies 1,300 Hp 4-stroke
        • 1 x Superjet Yamaha 700cc 2-stroke
        • 2 x Canoe
        • 1 x 4.20m Laser sailing boat
        • 1 x Wind surf
        • 1 x SUP
      • DIVING EQUIPEMENT

        • 12 x Compressed air diving cylinders
        • 1 x Aerotecnica Coltri Diving Compressor MCH 14 Tech Nitrox
    15. REBUILD & REFIT NOTES

      • 2016 – 2020 REBUILD

        • Hull cut in half & extended by 16m to 72.25m, including new transom (12m at midship and 4m on the stern)
        • 6-Deck Elevator installed
        • Cabins increased to 13
        • New tender garages for 2 x tenders at midship
        • New gym, sauna, massage room
        • Hydrodynamic improvements
        • Communication systems upgraded
        • New keel installation
        • Hull Thickness measurements taken
        • Hull sandblasting and new antifouling applied
        • Hull and superstructure refilled
        • Hull and superstructure painted
        • Steering gear room demolished and rebuilt
        • Machinery area forward on deck 5 rebuilt
        • All existing pumps overhauled: fresh water pumps, oil pumps, bilge pumps, fire pumps, fuel transfer pumps, stand by pump
        • New emergency pump
        • New installation and overhauling of all outboard valves
        • Upgrade of Insulation in various areas, accommodation and technical rooms as per ABS request
        • Plants renewed, improved and hydrostatic tested: fuel plant, fresh water plant, fire fighting plant, black and grey water plant, scupper plant
        • Hydraulic plant, hydraulic power pack, electrical plant, bilge plant upgraded
        • Overhaul of 3 x generators
        • Main engines overhauled
        • Hamman sewage water treatment system overhauled
        • Water makers overhauled
        • Bilge separator overhauled and improved with new class requirements
        • Bow thruster engine and bow thruster propeller overhauled
        • Electrical control of sea chests installed
        • Quick closing valve system improved
        • Hi-Fog system revised and improved
        • Water and Nytrogen of Hi-Fog hydrostatic tested
        • Unmanned machinery system improved
        • New transitional power plant installed
        • Monitoring system plant with 700 alarms rebuilt and installed as per ABS requirements
        • Redudant steering system plant rebuilt and installed: hydraulic and electric as per Solas requirements
        • Main galley and second galley/pantry rebuilt
        • 2 x Jacuzzi installed on sundeck
        • Bar installed on sundeck
        • Interior bulkead cherry wood coating renewed
        • Parts of the existing aft 4 x cabins on deck 4 involved in the lengthening rebuilt
        • Laundry rebuilt
        • 3 x Existing compressors overhauled for a total of 720,000 BTU
        • 3 x Group of new compressors installed for a total 720,000 BTU
        • New installation of extractors units
        • Generator room rebuilt
        • Engine exhaust insulation rebuilt
        • Technical areas recoated
        • Existing fuel tanks renewed
        • Fresh water tanks recoated
        • Black water tanks recoated
        • Bilge areas recoated
        • Anchor winch overhauled
        • Bow crane overhauled
        • Shaft propellers aligned as per lengthening requirements
        • New shaft propeller bearings
        • New rudders bearing
        • 3 x Additional watertight doors installed and 2 x existing revised and improved
        • Phone exchange replaced and improved
        • New external lights installed as per new external light plan
        • External Iroko primary deck cover renewed
        • Height of washboard increased on bow main deck
        • Aft mooring arrangements renewed
        • New Opacmare gangway installed
        • Stern capstan overhauled
        • Sundeck console redone
        • New service GMDSS transitional batteries pack
        • 39 x New fire doors installed
        • 2 x New watertight doors installed in addition to the 2 x existing
        • Watertight hatches improved to x 16
        • Smoke detectors improved to x 121
        • Low location light installed
        • Crew quarter corridor floor cover replaced
        • Guests area floors re-varnished
        • Crew areas on deck 5 renewed
        • Engine control room furniture changed
        • Main engine overhauled and recoated
        • Generator room bulkhead rebuilt
        • Boiler resistance replaced
        • New TV antenna installed
        • New anemometre
        • New ECDIS
        • Radars and radar antennae overhauled
        • Gyro compass serviced
        • Magnetic compass serviced
        • Bridge instruments antennae replaced
        • Safety equipment and lifesaving appliances have been improved as per Passenger notation requirements
        • New fishing and beach landing tenders
        • Tenders engines overhauled
        • New tender electrical systems
        • New tender engine tails
        • 2 x 9,30m Solemar tenders renewed
        • All windows and porthole glass replaced
        • Infirmary accommodation has been made in a new trunk at deck 5
      • 2013 - SHIPYARD

        • Dry docking survey carried out
        • Refrigerators system replaced with new one
        • 10 x Fancoil replaced
        • Solemar Tender tubes replaced
        • Solemar Tender engine overhauled
        • Al Arab Marine Tender engines serviced
        • Al Arab Marine Tender electrical system serviced
        • External wooden steps replaced
        • Crew quarters corridor floor cover replaced
        • Officer’s mess completely renewed
        • Crew toilets, shower bulkheads covers replaced
        • Engine Room fully recoated
        • Gen no. 1 and Gen no. 3 overhauled
        • Sea water pump replaced on main engine
        • All nitrogen Hi-Fog bottles hydrostatic tested
        • Various monitoring system sensor replaced
      • 2012 - SHIPYARD

        • Intermediate ISM and ISPS survey carried out
        • Solemar Tender electrical system replaced
        • Solemar tender repainted
        • Hamman black water system overhauled
        • All nitrogen HI-FOG bottles hydrostatic tested
        • Gen no. 2 overhauled
        • All decks sanded
        • Guest cabins and guest cabins corridor recoated
        • Anchor winch overhauled
        • 3 x New SeaDoo jetskis
      • 2011 - SHIPYARD

        • Special class survey carried out
        • New Idromar water maker installed
        • New air condition system installed
        • New generator governor installed
        • Main engine top head serviced
      • 2010:

        • Shaft survey carried out
        • Propeller survey carried out
        • Anchor winch overhauled
        • Stern capstan revised
        • Gyro compass serviced
        • Main generators overhauled
        • Main engine serviced as per Lloyd Special Survey request
        • Outboard engineering valves fully serviced
        • Hull sand blasted and new antifouling applied
        • Stabiliser system completely replaced (fins + mechanics)
        • Stand-by pump and emergency fire pump replaced
        • Solemar tender engine serviced
        • Hull plate thickness report carried out
      • 2008:

        • MCA commercial certificate issued in June 2008
        • Generators overhauled
      • 2007:

        • All glass sliding doors replaced
        • Guest corridor varnished
        • Main salon and dining area ceilings repainted
        • TV room and Owners office floors re-varnished
      • 2005 – 2006:

        • Conversion into Luxury Yacht by PentaNed Shipyard
    16. COMMENTS

      The 72.25m 1980 Clelands Shipping Co-built passenger yacht BLEU DE NIMES is offered for sale following an extensive rebuild, which was completed in 2020.

      With naval architecture by Studio Nattero and interior design by Pier Vittorio Cerruti, BLEU DE NÎMES is a splendid example of a classic naval ship, which has been completely modernised into a beautiful ocean voyager.

      BLEU DE NÎMES’ transformation into a luxurious cruiser began in 2000 and her conversion was so extensive that Lloyd’s classified her as a new construction. A four-year rebuild between 2016 and 2020 saw her extended by 16m to 72.25m.

      Complying with the Passenger Yacht Code, BLEU DE NÎMES yacht can accommodate an impressive 28 guests across 13 cabins, including a full-beam Owner’s suite on the upper deck forward. The rest of the guest accommodation comprises two VIP cabins on the main deck, and six double cabins, two triple cabins and two twin cabins on the lower deck. There is also room for 23 crew and four staff members on board.

      BLEU DE NÎMES’ impressive list of amenities now includes a cinema room on the main deck, a sauna, massage room and gym on the bridge deck, two Jacuzzis and a touch-and-go helipad.

      A new forward fin keel not only adds to the yacht’s overall speed and efficiency but has also resulted in a more comfortable ride at sea. With a range of 20,000nm at 12 knots (220 lts/h), BLEU DE NÎMES is a true ocean voyager.

      • KEY FEATURES

        • Passenger yacht with 28 guests / 23 crew / 4 staff
        • 20,000 nm long range ocean voyager
        • Full mechanical rebuild
        • Royal Navy Degaussing ship
        • 4 x 9.30m tenders
        • Elevator through 6 desks / Touch-and-go helipad
        • Lengthened by 16m & GRT increased from 1,070 to 1,637
  • LENGTH 237' 1"
  • BUILDER Clelands, England
  • MODEL 1980
  • BEAM 38' 9"
  • DRAFT 12' 2"
  • YEAR BUILT 1980
  • HULL Iroko Wood
  • ENGINES 2 x KTA50M2 Cummins
  • LOCATION Monaco, Monaco

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