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Yacht Convergence

Yacht Specifications and Inventory

Construction and General Description:

Convergence 1 has been designed in consultation with naval architechts, scientists and logistics personnel, and the design takes into account the practical experience of other operators working within the high latitudes. These inputs will ensure that this safe and fast passage maker is a versatile scientific platform for Southern Ocean and Antarctic service.Yacht Convergence under construction at Electrona Tasmania

Convergence 1 has been constructed specifically for Southern Ocean, Antarctic and subantarctic science, expedition and film work. Convergence 1 has a modular interior design that can be configured to meet the needs of the charterer. This modular design will allow for the fitting of anything from laboratories, cold rooms and computer terminals through to a gymnasium if required.

Convergence 1 is being fitted with state of the art equipment that has been sourced world wide where not available in Australia. Her construction is from 5083 Aluminium plate with 6000 series scantlings. Hull thickness 12mm, topsides 10mm, decks and cabin 6mm. She has 5 watertight compartments for added safety along with multiple bilge systems, fire suppression systems and heating systems.

The combination of flare in the topsides and a chine above the designed waterline will allow her to ride up in the ice if beset.

Versatility will be the key to the success of Convergenc 1. Her shoal draft (with the keel up) and her very low air draft (with mast folded down) will allow for access to areas inaccessible to a conventional yacht. Convergence has even been designed to park on the beach for unloading of equipment or just for a picnic. Convergence 1 is being built under survey for international voyages with accommodation for 12 persons, cargo and equipment.

Convergence 1 is being built to not only be practical but also to be a comfortable home, with 4 seperate cabins with varying bunk configerations, ducted heating, leather recliners, spa and indoor-outdoor entertainment systems. 


Survey and Berths

USLC 2A, Cargo and 12 passengers, Solas Compliant, Surveyed for international voyages.

LOA (length overall)

16.0 m

53 ft


14.248 m

47 ft


4.486 m

14 ft

Draft with keel down - upRighting Lever keel down - up

2.8 m / xxft 125 deg

0.7m /xxft 123 deg

Rudder and Steering

Fully retractable

Hyd Steering, twin wheels, emergency steering x 2, wind self steering

Datum Displacement

18.54 tonnes


Sail area



Mast Height and Type


Tabernackled (folding)

Engine and Fuel System

Mercruiser 120HP

Quick Change Duel Fuel System

Diesel and Fresh Water

3000 litres

2500 litres

Navigational Package

Raymarine E Series





Weather Package

Weather modem fax, email, skyeye weather satellite data

Internet and Intranet


Each space networked

Heating and Insulation

Drip fed diesel heater, gas and twin engine heaters

3"/76mm sprayed insulation and double glazed windows

Electrical System

1200 Amp hours, dual system
3 x 130W solar panels, 100W wind generator, 2 x 6000/3000W inverters

400A starting, 800A House

Each cabin/compartment wired for 12V/240V

Safety Equipment

To SOLAS Regulations

Fixed fire fighting system

Waste Management

Segregated waste system

Grey and black water treatment systems with holding tanks

Laundry Facilities

6kg/4kg washer/dryer combo and two drum washer

Entertainment/Conference Facilities

32" LCD TV/DVD, stereo internal and external, games, spa, library, cabins wired for TV/DVD/Stereo, Projector screen


Heated Spa Bath

Sauna (still to be fitted)