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2012 Custom Nestor Völker 31m Explorer Catamaran

location icon Andalucía, Spain
Year 2012
Length 101'9 ft / 31 m

Designed by Nestor Völker for a seasoned world explorer and philanthropist, this unique 31m custom aluminium explorer catamaran was built in 2012 as the flagship of the Argentinian oceanographic foundation Asociacion De Exploracion Cientifica Austral. She has participated in impressive voyages including the 2014 Regata Velas Latinoamérica, where she circumnavigated the South American continent with a fleet of classic Naval training ships. 
With proven transatlantic capability and transpacific range this is a unique opportunity for an owner to undertake worldwide voyages in her present 'expedition' condition, or she could alternatively provide the perfect basis for a luxury refit which harnesses her massive solid construction and impressive volume. Her 7 cabin layout can accommodate up to 10 guests and 6 crew for lengthly stays on board. Amenities include a raised wheelhouse, large saloon, refrigerator room, a sizeable galley and a dedicated laundry room.


Year Built 2012
Category Sail
Length Overall 101'9 ft / 31 m
Beam 42'8 ft / 13 m
Max Draft 15'9 ft / 4.8 m
Cabins 7
Double Berths 2
Construction Aluminum
Keel Lifting Keel
Min Draft 5'1 ft / 1.55 m
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 868 hp
Cruising Speed 9.50 kn
Maximum Speed 13.50 kn
Range 10,556.4 km
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 16,600 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 4,300 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 5,200 L
Displacement 74,000 kg
Tax Status Not Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 6LY3-STP
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 434hp
Year: 2008
Engine Hours: 3764
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 6LY3-STP
Engine Power: 434hp
Year: 2008
Engine Hours: 3847
Engine Location: Starboard

Powered by twin Yanmar 6LY3-STP diesel engines of 434 Hp each. 
Both Euro 4 and EPA Tier II compliant. 

Port engine with 3764 hours run.
Starboard engine with 3847 hours run.
(Sept 2018)

Max speed: 13.5 knots, Cruising speed: 9.5 knots. 
Range: at an economical cruising speed of 7.5 knots c. 5,700nm.
Range: at cruising speed of 9.5 knots c. 3,000nm.

  • Fuel capacity: 16,600L
  • Water capacity: 4,300L
  • Grey Water: 4,300L
  • Black Water: 5,200L
Key Features
  • Lifting Keel System, 4.8m draft when deployed and 1.55m draft when not deployed.
  • Twin KOHLER 20kW generators (Euro 94/25/EC compliant).
  • 1 x SEA RECOVERY Aqual Whisper II 900-1 Watermaker (142L/Per/Hour).
  • 1 x SEA RECOVERY Aqua Mini 170 Watermaker (27L/Per/Hour).
  • AHEAD Tank Black Water and Grey Water treatment system.
  • TRANSOCEAN COATINGS environmentally friendly Anti-fouling system.
  • 450m2 of NORTH SAILS sails.
  • Custom 35m masts by ALUAR Argentina.
  • Hull and superstructure constructed in French and Italian naval grade aluminium.
  • 100mm of ISOLANT has been installed throughout the vessel to ensure maximum sound insulation and energy efficiency. This 80m2 of Polyethylene foam filler is also designed to act as a significant floating aid, allowing the vessel to remain completely afloat in the event of significant impact or damage to her hulls.
  • Double glazed glass also ensures maximum sound insulation and energy efficiency. LED lighting systems are used throughout the vessel for maximum energy efficiency.
  • TECKLENBORG KEGEL stainless steel 38mm shrouds.
  • LOWRANCE Radar System and 3D Structure Scan System.
  • FURUNO Autopilot.
  • HARKEN hydraulic and manual winches and sail furling systems.
  • COTESI D-TECH roping throughout.
  • Variable-pitch propellers.
  • Scuba diving compressor.

Accommodation is divided into in 7 cabins for 10 guests and up to 6 crew members:

Port hull

  • Twin cabin with ensuite bathroom.
  • Double Stateroom with ensuite bathroom.
  • Twin cabin with ensuite bathroom.
  • Crew cabin for 4 crew members with bathroom.
  • Annex to Crew cabin with 2 additional crew beds.

Starboard hull

  • Twin cabin with ensuite bathroom.
  • Double Stateroom with ensuite bathroom. 

Crew and service areas are well separated from the guest accommodation which is concentrated in the forward areas of the vessel. Crew cabins on the Port hull benefit from direct access to the external deck and have ease of access the pilothouse, the galley, laundry area and refrigerator/food storage zones. Full GA Layouts of all external and internal spaces are available upon request.

Main Deck Living Area
  • Raised pilothouse with large twin piloting chairs, optimised height offers great visibility and panoramas of the coastline while underway.
  • Large dining area for 30 people.
  • Salon area with circular sofa and seating for up to 12 guests.
  • Full size professional galley area with dinette for 5-6 guests.
  • Adjoining refrigeration and food storage zones.
  • Day bathroom.
  • Laundry room.
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.