SV Rembrandt van Rijn

SV Rembrandt van Rijn Review and Specifications

Specifications of SV Rembrandt van Rijn

Year built 1994  /  Age : 24
Flag state Vanuatu
Builder Scheepswerf Gebroeders Boot (Leiderdorp, Holland)
Class 3-Mast Schooner (sailing ship)
Owner Oceanwide Expeditions
Operator Oceanwide Expeditions
Speed 9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA) 56 m / 184 ft
Beam (width) 7 m / 23 ft
Gross Tonnage 307 gt
Passengers 16 - 33
Crew 12
Decks 2
Cabins 16
Decks with cabins 1
Former names Jacoba

Review of SV Rembrandt van Rijn

SV Rembrandt van Rijn is a stylish 3-masted schooner (sailing ship) that is used for Arctic cruises. The vessel was built as a lugger (traditional French fishing boat) in 1924. It has served as a schooner and coaster under the flags of Germany, Denmark, Panama and Holland. The ship has been lengthened 3 times and fitted with 4 different engines during its career.

SV Rembrandt van Rijn cruise ship

SV Rembrandt van Rijn was rebuilt in 1994 and served in Spitsbergen (1994-1996) and Galapagos (1998-2001). Until 2011, the sail ship underwent complete rebuilding and refurbishment. The navigation and communication equipment was completely renewed in accordance with the latest SOLAS regulations.

The ship is well suited for expedition cruises among small isles. It offers good open deck viewing areas, also used when under sail. Its two zodiacs (inflatable rubber boats) are used for landing and wildlife watching in inaccessible areas. 

The experienced crew of 12 includes 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 guests in 16 cabins - 1 Triple Private with porthole, shower, toilet), 9 Twin Private (with porthole, shower, toilet) and 6 Twin Private Inside (with shower and toilet). Cruise passengers range from their 30s to their 80s, with the majority usually between 30-55-year-old.

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