Rebuilt from a 52-metre (171ft) steel-hulled merchant vessel, MV Solitude One has undergone a complete makeover from her original form to set new standards in hospitality and professionalism. With our clients in mind, the vessel was purpose-built to incorporate smart design, functionality and comforts close to home without going over the top. Every guest on board will be cared for by well-trained staff who address their guests by name, can anticipate individual needs, and appear only when needed, allowing them the privacy and exclusivity of a “home away from home.”
Type and Year Built: Steel Mono-Hull 2013 – Rebuilt (Originally Built in 1979)
Port of Registry/Flagged: Cebu, Philippines
Cruising Itinerary Routes: Palau and the Philippines
Engine & Propulsion: Main 2698HP (2013kW) with Auxiliary Propulsion Engine
Length: 52m (171 ft) • Beam: 8.6m (28ft) • Draft :5m (16.4ft)
Cruising Speed: 10 Knots (Top Speed 14 Knots)
Diesel Capacity: 150,000L (39,473US Gal.)
Cruising Range: ± 9000nM (16,668KM)
Electricity: 1x 250kVa, 2 x 125kVa and 1 x 15kVa (Total 4 Units) providing24 Hours 200V to 240V-50Hz
Navigation: Local Navigation Maps with Furuno GPS Chart Plotter, Radar (Long/Short), Weather Plotter and Depth-Sounder
Communication System: VHF/SB Radios, VSAT Satellite Phone & Internet, Inmarsat-C
Ship Safety System: GMDSS with EPIRB, AIS, Life Rafts, Emergency Survival Packs, Semi-Automated Fire Suppression Sprinkler System
Fresh Water Capacity: 50,000L (Storage) with On-board Water-Maker capable of producing 2000USG/7600Lfresh water per Day
Large Camera Rinsing Tank: 2 Very Large Rinse Tanks and Towels just for Cameras
Pressurised Air for Drying: Available
Camera Setup Bench on Dive Deck: Available
Digital/Camera Studio: 2 PC Desktop stations for guest use
Universal Power Socket with USB (1A)
Charging: Available in guest cabins and in the Digital/Camera Studio
Power Type: 200V-220V/50Hz
Surge Protection and UPS Sockets: Only in Digital Room
Air Compressors: 3 x Bauer HP Compressor IK120 with Bauer B-Kool680-s Air Cooler Filtered by P41 Centralized System
Nitrox Membrane System: LP450 Nitrox Membrane
Enriched Air Nitrox Diving**: EANx28 to 30% Only (This is to provide a more suitable M.O.D for sites in Palau)
Scuba Cylinders: Aluminium 100cuft (19 units), 80cuft (80 units), 63cuft (4units), 40cuft (12 units) & 19cuft (4 units) with DIN Valves (Yoke/A-Clamp Adapters available) – Twin Tanks Not Available.
Solo Diving not allowed (even if certified)
Rebreather Support**: Only on Full Charters with Rebreather Divers. Scrubbers can be organised with advanced notice (preferably 60 days or more) but no guarantee or your can order and send it to us. N.B. Oxygen supply in Palau is limited as well and expensive
Dive Equipment Rental: Available (including Dive Computers but excluding U/W Cameras)
Nautilus Lifeline GPS: Provided complimentary if you do not own one and accept the replacement liability if lost or damaged.
Dive Skiffs: 2 x 11.5m (37ft) Fiberglass Purpose-Built Boats (one with Twin 200HP and the other Twin 150HP) 4-stroke Outboard Engines
Support Skiff: 1 x 8.3m (27ft) Fiberglass Monohull with single 60HP 4-Stroke Engine
Dive Guides: Ratio 1 to 6 Divers (Private Guide Service available**150USD per Diving Day)
Surface Marker Buoy(SMB), Lead Weights & Belt: Complimentary
Available for purchase on-board (Advance Order is recommended): Surface Marker Buoy (OPV,SOLAS Reflector),Nautilus Lifeline GPS/VHF Radio(with Pouch),Spools, Dive Pointers, Drift Hooks, O-rings, Hoses and other common replaceable spares.
Medical Oxygen and comprehensive First Aid Kits are Available
All guests participating in SCUBA activities MUST be equipped with a Dive Computer as well as an Audible and Visual Signalling Device (e.g. Whistle and SMB)
Reading Library: Loan & Exchange Program
Entertainment: In-Room and lounge play-on-demand Audio-Video system with Entertainment Library, Card and Board Games.
Type of Coffee available: Fully Automatic (self-service) pressed coffee machine, local and instant coffee.
Type of Tea available: Ceylon, Chamomile, Green and Chinese
Drinking Water: Free Flow from Reverse Osmosis Water Dispenser
Alcoholic Beverages**: Beer, Red/White/Rose Wine, popular liquors (BYO Policy: no corkage charge)
Non-Alcohol Beverages: Popular selections including light and zero options (if type is available)
Self-Serve Snacks & Munchies: Available24 hours
Ice Maker: Available
Special Dietary Requests: We can accommodate vegetarian and selective non-meat diets. Vegans will require advanced notice with a specific list of allowable ingredients for their meal preparation.
Solitude Souvenirs & Apparels**: Solitude One apparels are still in progress however, local souvenirs can be purchased when we take you to the local shopping mall.
On-Board Guests Services**: Satellite Internet and Laundry