Oceanwide Expeditions (Small Cruise Lines)
SV Rembrandt van Rijn Review and Specifications
Specifications of SV Rembrandt van Rijn
|Year built||1994 / Age : 24|
|Builder||Scheepswerf Gebroeders Boot (Leiderdorp, Holland)|
|Class||3-Mast Schooner (sailing ship)|
|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|
|Decks with cabins||1|
Review of SV Rembrandt van Rijn
SV Rembrandt van Rijn is an ice-strengthened 3-masted schooner (sailing ship) operating on polar cruises. It is part of the Oceanwide Expeditions fleet - together with Ortelius, Plancius, Hondius, and the sailing ship Noorderlicht.
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 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.