Cruise ShipsPast and Present

MV Sea Discoverer, Past and Present

MV Sea Discoverer

Ex Coastal Queen 2, Clipper Discoverer, Coastal Queen 2, Cape Cod Light

© Doug Shaw

© Doug Shaw

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2004 by Atlantic Marine, Jacksonville, Florida (Yard No ) as a passenger (Cruise) ship

Technical Data

  • Length:¬†87.27m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth:¬†15.24m (moulded)
  • Depth:¬†m
  • Draught:¬†4.12m (max)
  • Tonnage:¬† 4,954 gross/1,486 net/695 deadweight
  • Engines:¬†2 x Caterpillar 3516 B diesels
  • Power: 1491kW/ 4000HP
  • Speed:¬†10.0 knots (cruising) 12.0 knots (max)
  • Capacity:¬†294 passengers
  • Crew: 77
  • Call Sign:¬†C6YZ8
  • IMO Number:¬†9213131 Official Number:
  • MMSI Number:¬†311050300
  • Port of Registry:¬†United States, Bahamas
  • Sister-Ship: Cape May Light

Current AIS Location

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2004: Launched for American Classic Voyages as CAPE COD LIGHT. Designed to cruise the U.S. East Coast, Maritime Canada and into the St. Lawrence River and Seaway, as well as Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and Panama in the winter.

April 2004 – October 2004: Cruises for Delta Queen Coastal Voyages.

October 2004: American Classic Voyages filed for bankruptcy.

December 1st 2004: Registered Owner; HMS Global Maritime Inc

September 2007: COASTAL QUEEN 2 Repossessed by the shipyard and eventually sold to International Shipping Partners and renamed.

March 2009: Registered Owner; Discoverer Owner LLC. Renamed CLIPPER DISCOVERY.

September 1st 2009: Registered Owner; Delta Queen Steamboat Co. Inc.

November 2009: Renamed COASTAL QUEEN 2.

2011: Registered Owner; Clipper Cruises, Miami.

Laid up at Tilbury and then used as an accommodation ship, at Lerwick, Emden and others, for wind-farm workers.

© Doug Shaw

© Doug Shaw

March 2015: Renamed SEA DISCOVERER.

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Nigel Scutt and Doug Shaw for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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