Built in 1960 for the Canadian Coast Guard in Lauzon Quebec as a buoy tender and sounding vessel, M/V BEAUPORT was designed and constructed for light-duty ice breaking.
The BEAUPORT spent her first 30 years operating year round in fresh water on the St. Lawrence Sea Way. Originally accommodating a crew of 34, the vessel was sold to a U.S. owner in 1993, at which time her conversion to a luxury yacht began. There were a number of cabins removed to make way for guest accommodations, a large master cabin and a main salon.
In 1998 the BEAUPORT was moved to Jacksonville Florida, where she underwent a 6 month mechanical refit of all engines and operating systems.
In the spring of 2000, 2 new John Deere 115 KW generators were installed as well as a back up 150 KW Isuzu and massive 8 Ton hydraulic deck Crane.
The Beauport was acquired by her new owners in February of 2004, with the objective of making her available at cost as a platform supporting documentary filming expeditions and nature conservancy projects.
Beauport is currently in Ensenada,Mexico undergoing continuous upgrades.Beauport now looks as good as new and is just waiting for new owners to take her on a new adventure.
Beauport is now for sale and looking for new owners to use her as either a research vessel,expedition ship or luxury yacht.