The Boats>MV Valhalla
The Valhalla was build for the Royal Navy in 1972 as RNAS Loyal Factor but was quickly converted into a patrol boat and commissioned as HMS Vigilant to serve in Northern Ireland where she remained until the 1990s when she was handed back to the RNAS (Royal Naval Auxiliary Service) and served as the training vessel Sultan Venturer for the Naval engineering school in Gosport.
We purchased her in 2012 and spent 5 years converting her into a purposeful, go anywhere, diving vessel.
Her strong, no-nonsense, all steel construction makes her a great diving platform and her luxurious interior makes living aboard more than just comfortable.
- Length – 24.0m
- Beam – 7.3m
- Draft – 2.8m
- Gross tonnage – 189 tonnes
- 240v Generators – 2
- Main engine – 500hp Cummins Diesel
- Range – 3000km
- Compressor 1 – 12cft Hamworthy
- Compressor 2 – 6cft Hamworthy
She has an up to date bridge electronics package and multiple redundancy giving her the capacity and safety to go anywhere with her MCA CAT 1 coding (up to 150 miles from shore), and her 500hp main engine that can drive her at a competition beating 12 knots for up to 25 days.
The Valhalla is a firm favourite of her guests with her awesome seakeepig ability and solid dive platform performance.