This is a discussion on Former warships for sale within the Navy & Maritime forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; Gday guys,
Was just wondering if anyone knew the history of these two vessels for sale ie: name, former navy ...
First is a 2011 model, very likely to have been a shipyard demonstrator of some form.
The second is older and looks very much like a cousin to the broad style of patrol boats such as those used by Ireland, New Zealand and I think its the Maldives. It also could be some form of demonstrator and would fit with the timeframe when these vessels began to appear.
Normally shipyards build such units to test designs with smaller vessels to prove the vessel to potential clients as they can often find new homes with police agencies and smaller nations once the shipyard does not require the services.
are these ships for sale for private customers or governments?
I don't know how economical or even how comfortable would they be as a yacht, but at least they would be mean looking yachts compared to other ones
Depends on how they are being sold ? Obviously second hand ships with gear are Navy to Navy, with dependant factors. Ships to be decomissioned are generally to the highest bidder, one of the more famous purchases was an ex Canadian ship (HMCS Stormont) which purchased and converted into a private yatcht by Aristotle Onassis