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With an ice-class hull, onboard research facilities and an experienced expedition captain and crew, KINFISH is the ideal vessel from which to explore the hidden gems of the Norwegian coast.
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Built in 1958, KINFISH has undergone various refits and upgrades, with the most recent major work taking place in 2017, to transform her from a Norwegian sea rescue vessel to the expedition passenger ship she is today. She accommodates 12 guests in an intimate and informal atmosphere as well as offering 360-degree views from all deck levels, perfect for observing and photographing wildlife and scenery from varying perspectives. At 37 metres, her compact ice-class hull allows for increased manoeuvrability to explore isolated coves and inlets along the Arctic coastlines she explores. With the option to include a research element to your charter on board KINFISH, her multi-deck design provides a room primarily used for presentations, in which you can learn more about the research you are conducting, as well as excellent lounge and relaxation spaces. The on board survey station is fitted with sonars and ROW and is often used by some of the world’s top scientists. Her state-of-the-art bridge equipment also allows passengers to view 3-D images of the seabed below.
Length: 37.25m (122” 2’) Beam: 7.01m (11” 6’) Draft: 4.25m (11” 4’) Year Built / Refit: 1958 / 2017 Total Guests: 12 in 6 cabins Total Crew: 7 with space for 2 or more guides
Gross Tonnage: 329 Builder: Stord Verft with refit by Northern Research Shipping AS Range: 6,000 nautical miles approx. Cruising Speed: 9 knots Max Speed: 11 knots
4-person observation mast platform
12-person viewing area in the bridge
State of the art navigational equipment that generates three dimensional scans of the seabed
Stabilisation system for comfortable cruising
Refitted interior with plenty of space to socialise or relax
Major refit in 2017 and ongoing improvements and updates towards operations in the expedition market
TENDERS & TOYS
2 x Zodiac tender
2 x Watski foldable bicycles
4 x paddleboards
Ocean fishing gear and exterior cleaning sink and desk
Why we love it
KINFISH is one of the few charter vessels operating in the most northerly Norwegian coastal areas. Her ice-class hull, onboard research facilities and experienced expedition captain and crew make her well-equipped for exploration of these sometimes challenging and icy waters. Functional, informal, and comfortable, KINFISH is the perfect vessel for those seeking to fully immerse themselves in a genuine discovery and research style expedition.
CRUISING LOCATIONS & PRICES
Summer 2022: Svalbard Winter 2022/23: Northern Norway, Norwegian Coast, and Sweden
Summer 2023: Svalbard
Summer season from: 57,000 USD p/w
Winter season from: 49,000 USD p/w
*Prices shown here reflect the base weekly rates and an Advanced Provisioning Allowance, VAT, relocation fees and Pelorus planning fees may be applied in addition
**Fully booked for 2022, now taking bookings for 2023
PLANNING YOUR EXPERIENCE
Get in touch with our yachting experts to begin planning your experience aboard KINFISH.
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