ALTAÏR is the name of a star in the Eagle constellation. It is also the name of Henry de Monfreid’s first boat with which he sailed the entire Red Sea! It is now the name of our third boat.

Designed from Serge and Hélène’s ideas by INSENAVAL, a European consultancy, engineering and naval architecture firm, ALTAÏR is the first boat in the Red Sea, made of steel, built according to international standards: safety, stability, insulation and ventilation standards, armed with a double hull and equipped with a bow thruster…

Despite its large size, ALTAÏR favours space and comfort by accommodating only 26 divers on board. Like EXOCET, she is positioned in the luxury segment of dive cruises on which only a few boats operate in the Red Sea.

November 2022 - ALTAIR first safari


Length46.5 M
Width10.5 M
Engines2 Cummins V12 1450 HP
Generators4 generators ( 2×100 KW + 1x 85KW + 1x 60kW)
Compressors3 compressors 320 l/min - NITROX
Zodiacs2 zodiacs 7.5M with 2 HB engines 85 HP each
Soft water12000L + 2 water-makers
Accomodation13 double-cabines with A/C and private bathroom. Towels and bathrobes. Jacuzzi.
Diving40 aluminium 12L and 15L tanks, double valves, weigths
SécurityMedical Oxygen, 1st Aid-Kits, defibrillator, lifejackets and liferafts
Tv, Vidéo, Hi-Fiflat scren 80’, sound system, Multimedia station