As a candidate for conversion to a high ice class expeditionary yacht, we suggest considering the Norwegian research vessel “Lance” with ice class 1A, which we can offer for sale.
Built in 1978 in Norway. Accommodation for 40 people. 5 offices of 8-27 sq.m. 2 cargo holds with a capacity of 195 cubic meters. and 230 cubic meters. Two telescopic crane gp 1.8 tons. Cargo boom gp 10 tons. The autonomy of swimming is 14,000 miles at a speed of 13 knots.
The vessel is in good condition and is available for inspection in the port of Tromsø (Norway).
Lance is equipped with a helicopter platform suitable for small and medium-sized helicopters. For normal operations the take off-weight is limited to 5 tons (Bell 212 or equivalent), but the helideck is approved for helicopters up to 8 tons (Super Puma or equivalent) subject to aircraft operators approval. The helicopter platform measures 13,5m x 11,5m and there is parking space for a spare helicopter on top of the wheelhouse. Lance has helifuel tank.