Description Year: 1966 Length: 303′ Engine/Fuel Type: 4 engines Located In: Lake Union/Seattle, WA Hull Material: Steel YW#: 79641-2679181 Current Price: US$ 7,800,000 Tax Paid  SAHARA was originally named “Oceanographer” and was built by Aerojet General Shipyards at Jacksonville, Florida. At 303 feet (92 meters) in length she was the largest vessel constructed for research purposes