Quark Expeditions signs newbuild contract with Brodosplit
A contract has been signed between Quark Expeditions and Brodosplit for a new polar expedition ship specifically built for the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctica. The 128-metre long ship will be built to Polar Class 6 standards and will accommodate 200 passengers in 103 cabins when delivered in the third quarter of 2020.
Polar Explorer Hondius Launched
Oceanwide Expeditions' new polar cruise ship Hondius has been launched at Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia. Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world. The Polar Class 6 vessel will offer deluxe accommodation for 176 passengers sailing both the Arctic and the Antarctic. She will be equipped with two main engines for a total of 4,200 kW, generating a speed of 15 knots. The propulsion system consists of two medium speed main engines and one adjustable pitch propeller. The flexible power management system (in combination with a shaft generator instead of a diesel-driven generator) is designed to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/polar-explorer-hondius-launched#gs.FFxv2XU
Brodosplit close to bag cruise ship order from Germany
Croatian media report that Brodosplit is negotiating a cruise ship newbuilding contract worth EUR 340m.Upload News