Originally built in 1976, POLARFRONT spent her life operating as a weather ship for the Norwegian state. No stranger to the icy Arctic waters, this former working vessel turned expedition yacht now weaves its way through the northernmost fjords revealing the secrets of these remote coastlines to the lucky few who step aboard. Thanks to its compact size and impressive sea-handling capabilities, navigating these sometimes challenging waters and winding inlets is not an issue for POLARFRONT.
At the centre of life on board is the Coriolis Lounge where guests can dine, drink, socialise and attend talks presented by local expert guides or naturalists. POLARFRONT’s warm interior spaces also include a fitness room and a library dedicated to maritime and polar literature. Eight generous cabins accommodate twelve guests and a crew of up to twelve includes two skilled guides and a talented French chef. Out on deck, guests can warm up in the free-standing hot tub or in the sauna before dining al fresco under the Northern Lights.
Refitted to impressive yacht standards, POLARFRONT still retains its soul as a meteorological vessel as she plays host to a Météo France weather station, constantly emitting data that feeds meteorological databases worldwide. Chartering on board POLARFRONT is sure to be a unique experience, one that encompasses remote adventure, spectacular wildlife, quality cuisine and educational insights.