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53.60m 176 ft | J. & K. Smits Scheepswerven | 1961 / 2011 | 10 Guests | 5 Cabins | 12 Crew


Itasca Yacht For Sale

ITASCA is a solid, incredibly well engineered superyacht for sale with excellent proportions. In 12 months, she has conquered the oceans travelling 30,000 nautical miles.

Built by J and K Smits Scheepswerven in The Netherlands as an ocean-going salvage tug, formerly THAMES III, she is one of three sisterships built with only ITASCA still in existence. The ITASCA yacht was in commercial service until 1979, before being converted to a yacht where she has since earned her place in exploration yachting history having circumnavigated the world three times, including being one of the first yachts to pass through the Northwest Passage when owned by the former US Secretary of the Treasury, William E Simon.

With a vast range of 13,000 nautical miles and powered by the option of two MANs to a single screw, she has excellent back up and ship-like economic operation. ITASCA’s conversion has been very tastefully completed over the years, with each owner adding and improving her to what she is today. 

She is a true country home on the water with large windows and all amenities, including large gym and sauna. Thoroughly well maintained, ITASCA is fully in class, Lloyds +100 A1 LMC and charter compliant, although she has only been enjoyed privately. Her hull is structurally reinforced and equipped to Lloyds highest standards for her encounters with polar ice, too.

There are extensive tenders and toys, including two Protector ribs, Zodiac craft and more.  Her highlight is her helicopter pad where there is also the benefit of a refuelling system, which allows her Eurocopter BC130 B4 helicopter (not included in the sales price) to give her un-rivalled experience and view of the world.

For the people who really want an adventure and to explore our amazing planet, ITASCA has done it all and will do it again in the upmost style and security.

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  • Just completed five-year Lloyds survey
  • MCA charter compliant
  • Go-anywhere yacht with 13,000nm range
  • In turnkey condition
  • Helipad and helicopter refuelling system
  • Itasca brings enormous confidence to long-range discovery voyages and is totally equipped for independent cruising

    Alex Busher.  Sales Broker

Stand Out Features

Just some of the highlights of Itasca

Reinforced ice hull
Reinforced ice hull

Reinforced ice hull

Substantial tenders and toys
Substantial tenders and toys

Substantial tenders and toys






Length 53.60m 176 ft
Beam  10.60m 35 ft 
Draft  5.20m 17 ft 
Gross Tonnage  845 
Guests  10 
Crew  12 
Builder J. & K. Smits Scheepswerven 
Exterior designer J. & K. Smits Scheepswerven 
Year  1961 | 2011 REFITTED 
Construction Steel
Engines  2 x Smit-Man (1,250HP)  
Cruising speed  11 Knots 
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Deck Plans

Deck Plans

  • Top Deck

    Top Deck

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • Main Deck

    Main Deck

  • Lower Deck

    Lower Deck

Tenders & Toys

Tenders & Toys

  • 28ft Rayglass RIB with cabin 1999
  • 25ft Rayglass RIB with center consol 2000
  • 18ft Zodiac MK5-HD. Standard tender (blue/black) 1999



  • $9,950,000 USD

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