Greenland micro cruis onboard M/V Balto
Balto is probably the roomiest and most elegant small polar expedition yacht out there. It is also one of the the sturdiest, a former Finish government ice breaker. Build as Lloyd’s 1-A ice class ship. Vessel is built out of high grade corten steel. It is ice enforced the complete length of the hull and double bottomed with tank placement. It has been fitted with electric diesel propulsion capable of maintaining versatile maneuvering and survey speeds with no vibration, also ideal as film/photo platform.
Balto offers a relaxed luxury accommodations for 12 guests in staterooms with full private facilities, and 12 crew. Cabins include 3 suites, 2 large double cabins and 2 spacious single cabins, all with private bathrooms and showers. The guest deck also sports a sauna with a cold shower. The richly appointed salon and the dining messroom feature crotch-mahogany paneling, an ambient diesel burning stove, library, bar, card table, crew mess, coffee and tea stations, mud room, large office and lounge aft of bridge, with ample outlets. She is fitted with a large restaurant style open galley, where you can check on the marvels of our chefs and sample freshly baked bread. There are many open and semi enclosed deck spaces.
Metal, electronic and bio-workshops. Spare parts and tool rooms. Large hold. Submersible and other equipment carrying and deployment capability. Large storage and refrigeration rooms. The vessel underwent complete refit by the experienced Ice Tramp team, turning her into a prime high latitudes expedition yacht.
Built: Rauma Pepola Savonlinna, Finland
Length: 40 meters
Beam: 9 meters
Draft: 3.6 meters
Tonnage: 427 GT ITC
Guests: 12 people
Main Engine: WARTSILA
Generator: a) Isuzu 105 kW GBL, b) Perkins 100kW, c) Volvo 80 kW
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Fuel: 26 ton - range 26-30 days
Fresh Water: 37 mT+ water-makers
Tenders: Two MilPro F470 Zodiacs