Helsinki Shipyard Oy, having received bids for the auction of the NB 517 announces that Swan Hellenic has been awarded the tender.
Helsinki Shipyard has exercised the right to sell the ship by tender, envisaged by the shipbuilding contract, after original buyer failed to take the delivery of the ship. The auction that ended at midnight on Friday, June 24, was satisfactory for Helsinki Shipyard, which analysed the bids and declared Swan Hellenic the winner.
The ship as anticipated will be delivered to Swan Hellenic as soon as all registry formalities in Bahamas will be completed and Swan Hellenic becomes the sole owner of SH Vega.
The vessel will start operating on the Arctic as scheduled in the second half of July.
Simo Rastas, Helsinki Shipyard’s acting CEO says: “The shipyard is satisfied that bids were received and the auction was carried out efficiently on schedule.”
SH VEGA Fact Sheet
Builder: Helsinki Shipyard Oy
Year of build: May 2022
Vessel type: Polar ice-class expedition cruise ship
Classification: Lloyds Register
Capacity: 152 guests and 120 staff
Guest staterooms & suites: 76 (80% with large panoramic balconies)
Crew staterooms: 73
Interior design: Tillberg Design of Sweden
Length: 113 m
Beam: 20.2 m
Max Draft: 5.70 m
Gross tonnage: 10,600 GRT
Engine Type: Hybrid Diesel Electric – 4x Medium speed
Propulsion: 4.6 MW
Generators: 690V/1760 kW
Cruising speed: 14.5 knots
Maximum speed: 15.8 knots
Expedition team: 12
Zodiacs: 13 (11 Mk 5 and 2 Mk 6)
Notations: Polar Code Cat A, Ice class PC5, Safe return to port (SRtP)
Endurance: 40 days / 8000 nautical miles
Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed