On September 30th, Lindblad Expeditions Holdings took delivery of the National Geographic Resolution ship from Ulstein Verft (Norwegian shipbuilder), marking the official completion of the company’s second newbuild.
Ulstein Verft's Nikolaos Doulis (Senior VP New Buildings) and Kenneth Pettersen (Project Director) were present at the handover ceremony in Ulsteinvik (Hareidlandet Island, Norway) for the official signing.
The state-of-the-art 126-passenger ship has been designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS as an ultimate expedition platform with a focus on comfort and safety.
The ship design features Ulstein's patented X-BOW providing fuel efficiency and significantly improved stability in rough weather. The larger fuel and water tanks allow extended navigation in remote destinations. The hull is ice-strengthened and its higher ice-class allows access to territories deep into the polar regions. Modern stabilizers ensure stability at zero speed (when the ship makes a full stop for wildlife viewing or for landings/passenger embarkation and disembarkation).