Figured I would create this thread to tease your interest. In the last few years there have been a few conversions and some purpose built as research platforms while still being able to offer the owner a luxurious and comfortable time onboard. Many names can go here...even vessels like "Octopus"...even though she is more a luxury yacht that has some of those capabilities and not the other way around. How about yachts like "OceanXplorer", "Yersin", "REV", they were purpose built for this purpose. A look at "OceanXplorer" when she visited Port of Palm Beach earlier this year.