Presenting "Madoc"

Long Range Diving & Ocean Resaerch Vessel

Ex. "Prince Madoc" built to Lloyds 100 A1 classification for Bangor University, UK.


Extensively updated and modernized during 2008-2010 by the present owners to meet the demands for modern ocean research work



The port crane has a lifting height of 23 meter above the water line

Bridge deck looking fore

Wheel house

Captains cabin aft of the wheel house

Let us enter in to the main deck house:

Laboratory looking fore. Six work stations.

Looking aft

Work shop aft in the main deck house

Mess room


Galley -modernized in 2009 at a cost of EUR 16.000

There are 12 berths aft below deck for the research guests chartering the vessel, and 8 crew cabins on the main deck in the fore ship

Engine room:



Loa 29,65 Meter

Beam 7,00 Meter

Max draft 3.40 meter

Cruising speed 10,00 Knots

Fuel capacity 26 CBM

Freshwater 26 CBM

Ballast water 35 CBM

Sewage tank 3 CBM

Fuel consumption cruising 75 lt. per hours 5 knots - or while working on site 35 lt. per hours

Engine and deck

1 x 442 KW Lister Blackstone low speed engine

1 x Deutz 200 AMP + hydraulik pump 130lt/min 240bar

1 x MVM 35 KWA 380.-

1 x back-up Hydraulic station 70 lt/min 200 bar

1 x back up Hydraulic pump main- engine 60 lt/min 180 bar

1 x 1/1 - 4 blade pitch propel

1 x 64KW bow- thrusters

2 x 2 Hydraulic split-winch rigged for 4 point Anchoring

1 x 15 TM SKB Crane with 3 tons cable winch lifting height 17 meter above sea level

1 x 6 TM Heib Crane lifting height 12 meter above sea level

3/4 "hydraulic snap connection for underwater tools on deck

1 x 66 M/2 free aft deck


Accommodation for 12 passengers

Live- aboard: optional 4 persons in double-cabins and persons 4 in single cabins

Recommended for live-aboard max 8 guests then all in single cabins

1 survey room

1 wet- room with-drying locker for diving-suits

1 Salon

3 toilets

2 showers

Laundry facilities

TV-DVD in cabins and saloons

Max endurance fuel depending 14 days at sea

Navigational aids

2 x daylight radars

1 x Gyro

1x A-AIS

1 x Max-sea Commander digital chart systems with AIS messenger system incorporated

R/D GPS solution for RTK

3 x VHF

5 x portable VHF PELTOR-Headset system


GMDSS A2 Outfit



Historical note

According to Welsh legend, Madog was one of the sons of Owain, Prince of Gwynedd (North Wales). On the death of his father in 1170,
Madog is supposed to have set sail with a shipload of companions on a westward course. He is reputed to have reached America, left
some of his party, returned to Wales for additional compatriots, and repeated the crossing of the Atlantic. As a result of this story the
belief grew up that somewhere in North America there existed a tribe of white Indians who spoke perfect Welsh, produced supposedly by
the inter-marriage of the original Welsh seafarers and indigenous inhabitants as in Patagonia today.

As for Madog himself, there is no historical proof of his existence. A medieval poem refers to Madog ab Owain Gwynedd as a sailor; and,
quite probably, the Welsh Tudors used the story for propaganda purposes to challenge Spanish claims to the New World. Romantically,
however, and particularly in view of the maritime traditions of North Wales, it is perhaps fitting that this research vessel should bear the
name of Madog, the legendary marine explorer of an earlier age