Hanse Explorer is also available for voyages whilst travelling in between the destinations outlined below.

April to September Arctic (Svalbard, Norway and possibly Iceland, Greenland, Canadian Arctic)
December to March Antarctic Peninsula and South America

Length: 47.76 metres (157 feet)
Beam: 10.4 metres (34 feet)
Draft: 4.3 metres (14 feet)
Built: 2006
Builder: Fassmer Werft, Germany
Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
Hull construction: Steel
Ice Class: Germanischer Lloyd E3 (Finnish Ice Class A1)
Tonnage: 885
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Range: 9,000 nautical miles
Number of crew: 14


1 x Owner's Suite
6 x Guest Staterooms

Total Guests (sleeping): 12

All 7 Staterooms may be configured for either Queen or Twin sleeping arrangements.

The Owner's Suite is situated on the Upper Deck, consisting of a Stateroom with en suite and a large adjoining private lounge / study.

The remaining 6 Guest Staterooms on the Main Deck are practically identical, apart from subtle differences in colour scheme.

All Staterooms have private en suite facilities

Engine: MAK 8 M 20 (1 x 1,360 kW with controllable pitch propeller)
Generators: Caterpillar C9DITA (3 x 215 kW + shaft generator)
Bow Thruster: 1 x 300 kW
Stability: Hoppe Tank Anti Rolling system
Fuel Capacity: 171,000 litres
Water Capacity: 36,000 litres
Watermaker: 20,000 litres per day
Fuel Consumption: 200 litres per hour
Communications: Inmarsat Fleet 77, Inmarsat C, Satellite Telephone / Fax, Iridium, GMDSS
Finnish Sauna
Fish smoking oven

2 x MK IV Zodiac tenders with Yamaha 4-stroke engines
Dive Compressor
Dive equipment for self-contained diving operations
2 x 2-person Aire Sea Tiger inflatable sea kayaks (18 feet)
Fishing equipment


High Season Rate (Euro 155,000 per week + expenses) applies to the months of December, January, February, July and August. For all other months, the Low Season Rate (Euro 135,000 per week + expenses) applies.

An APA deposit for expenses (charged at cost, with any funds not spent fully refundable) of 35% is standard for charters in Antarctica and the Arctic.

For Antarctic charters that start OR finish at King George Island, a Delivery Fee of Euro 9,000 will apply. For Antarctic charters that start AND finish at King George Island, a Delivery Fee of Euro 18,000 will apply.

HANSE EXPLORER is one of few yachts in the world today that can be considered a true 'Expedition Yacht'. Purpose built in 2006 with German precision, HANSE EXPLORER's steel hull has the highest commercial Ice Class rating (Finnish Ice Class A1 / Germanischer Lloyd Ice Class E3) and her powerful engine allows her to break through dense sea ice with ease.

Expeditions in recent years have taken HANSE EXPLORER south of the Antarctic Circle, north of 82 degrees north latitude (the High Arctic) and to many other exotic destinations in between. With state of the art navigation equipment, a 9,000nm cruising range, the capacity to produce 20 tons of fresh water onboard every day and an extraordinary level of seaworthiness, HANSE EXPLORER is entirely self sufficient for long range exploration.

HANSE EXPLORER's professional crew and expert guides will take you to the most remote and exciting destinations on Earth - a journey of both substance and style.

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