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Hans Hansson

Strong expedition yacht for small groups looking for an exclusive Antarctica adventure.

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The Hans Hansson

Hans Hansson is 26.m long and she can take up to 12 passengers and 6 crew. The small vessel was specifically built to withstand challenging weather, as she started her career as a life saving vessel in Norway, and has now transitioned to taking passengers to the amazing corners of the world. Her hull – designed to withstand the waters of the infamous North Sea, is perfectly suited for exploring Antarctica. She is the perfect platform for photography lovers to watch wildlife and icebergs. She is maneuverable and able to go where larger vessels can't go.

HISTORY

Hans Hansson was built in Norway in 1960 for the Norwegian Lifeboat Association as the Rescue Cruiser Skomvaer II. For 25 years she operated in the North Sea and Barents Sea assisting 704 vessels and saving 106 lives. In 1986 Skomvaer II was bought by the Swedish Lifeboat Association and completely refitted. Modifications included extra ice strengthening for operation in the Baltic Sea. In 1988 she was re-launched as Hans Hansson and during the following ten years assisted 243 vessels and rescued 55 people.
In 1998 Hans Hansson was decommissioned and sold into private ownership. A major refit in 2005 saw her superstructure extended, systems upgraded and interior renewed to provide comfortable accommodation for twelve passengers and six crew. Her original rescue vessels seakeeping qualities have not been compromised and she is ideally suited for extended voyages in comfort and safety anywhere in the world.

Accommodation

  • Superior Cabins

    Forward of the saloon are two spacious ensuite cabins at main deck level. Each has twin bunks, office, wardrobe and a walk in bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. All cabins have carpeted floors, natural light from portholes, AC power sockets and central heating.

    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    USD 23,290
  • Guest Cabins

    On a central corridor are four twin berth passenger cabins and two single berth crew cabins. These all share two large bathrooms on this same level. Each cabin has a desk, wardrobe, couch and washbasin. All cabins have carpeted floors, natural light from portholes, AC power sockets and central heating.

    Prices from
    Twin Cabin
    USD 19,990
  • Bridge

    Prices from
    Full Charter
    EUR 65,000

Ship Specifications

Technical Information

Flag / Class: British / DNV +1A1 ICE-C


Dimensions: LOA 26.5 m, LWL 23.30 m, beam 7.1 m, draft 3.4 m


Tonnage: Register 145.78 tons, Displacement 230 tons


Construction: Ice strengthened steel hull, aluminium superstructure


Machinery: BergenDiesel 525 bhp @ 312 rpm, variable pitch propeller


Ulstein 100 bhp variable pitch bowthruster


2x Volvo 47.5kW, 380/220V generators for auxiliary power, hydraulics, pumps


Onan silent 24kW 380/220V generator for domestic power service


Watermaker 6 tons/day


Tanks: Fuel 48 tons, Potable water 15 tons, Blackwater 5 tons


Speed: 11 knots maximum, 9 knots cruise


Endurance:


8,000 nautical miles / 40 days at cruising speed


Navigation: GPS positioning, electronic chart software


2 radars


2 fluxgate compasses


2 magnetic compasses


Autopilot


Depthsounder


AIS


Communication: DSC VHF radio, DSC HF radio, Inmarsat M and GSM phone, fax, data


Safety: Foam/water fire pump 2,200 ltr/min, bilge pump 1,500 ltr/min, Fire detection system


FM200 halon fire suppressant


2x 12 person liferafts


2 EPIRBS, SART


Immersion suits, lifejackets


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Dates & Rates

  • Hans Hansson Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 19th Dec - 5th Jan 2020
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    USD 26,240
    Twin Cabin
    USD 22,490
  • Hans Hansson Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 3rd Jan - 18th Jan 2020
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    USD 24,140
    Twin Cabin
    USD 20,690
  • Hans Hansson Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 9th Feb - 29th Feb 2020
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    USD 23,290
    Twin Cabin
    USD 19,990
  • Hans Hansson Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 19th Dec - 5th Jan 2021
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    USD 26,555
    Twin Cabin
    USD 22,760

Extensions

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