Brodosplit shipyard has started the steel processing for Hull No 484, which is the polar expedition ship ‘Hondius’ being built for Oceanwide Expeditions.
Due for delivery in time for the Arctic season in March, 2019, the 196-pax vessel will be of 107.6 m in length, a beam of 17.6 m and is being built to Lloyd’s Register Polar Ice Class 6 (PC6) class regulations, the first vessel to be given this notation.
Two main engines will offer 4,260 kW of power giving a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Brodosplit said that its design department is responsible for the ship’s design and technical equipment. She will be fitted with 85 cabins.
The vessel will fully comply with the IMO’s mandatory requirements of the Polar Code.