Quark Expeditions has celebrated the steel-cutting of its new ship.
The ceremony took place at the shipyard and museum of Quark Expeditions’ build partner, Brodosplit, and was attended by senior executives from both companies, including President of Quark Expeditions, Andrew White, CEO of DIV Group, Tomislav Debeljak and CEO of Brodosplit Zoran Kunkera.
The vessel, at 128 meters long, with a beam of 21.5 meters and at 13,500 gross tons which will set sail in 2020, will accommodate up to 200 passengers in cabins and public areas.
The new ship features an interior Zodiac hangar and four embarkation points, dual helicopters with operable helidecks, a 70-day operational range, and an array of safety features. Guests will get the chance to experience eleven different cabin styles, modern spa and fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor dining options, and a Zodiac and helicopter deployment system that allows for movement on and off the ship.
The ship’s innovations will also minimize its environmental footprint by including a water treatment system, waste handling, a heat recovery system that recycles excess energy back into the ship, and the use of entirely recyclable materials to construct it. The dynamic positioning technology will also mean no need to anchor – avoiding damage to sensitive seabed ecosystems.
The new vessel will go on sale in spring 2019, with the launch of its inaugural Antarctic 2020-2021 season.
For more information, visit https://www.quarkexpeditions.com/en