Strong and agile, Magellan Explorer has been developed from the ground up as the ideal platform for our Antarctic operations. Several international polar expedition experts have contributed to the design of the ship. Working with designers, engineers, and naval architects, they developed a wide range of technical solutions designed to enhance the expedition experience of guests.

Guest Centric Interior Design
The elegant interior spaces of the new vessel were designed by Enrique Concha & Co, a renowned interior design studio based in Santiago de Chile. Every detail, from colours, to materials, to lighting, has been carefully selected to enhance the traveler’s experience.  The result is a modern environment that provides comfort, style and efficiency.

The Vessel's Features
The ship is being built to the latest Polar Code specifications and carries a Polar Class 6 ice-class (Lloyd’s Register PC6). For comfortable navigation, the ship features stabilisers; for manoeuvrability, she features bow and stern thrusters. For safety in navigation, there is an ice-detecting radar. And to reduce the environmental footprint, the vessel is equipped with an energy-recovery system that recycles the heat produced by the engines to warm up the ship and its water supply.

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· Passengers: 100
· Staff and crew: 60
· Length: 90.7 m (298 ft.)
· Breadth: 16.2 m (53 ft.)
· Draft: 4.3 m (14 ft.)
· Gross tonnage: 4,900
· Ice-class: PC6
· Propulsion: 2X MAN main engines, total 3,440 kW
· Speed: 14 knots
· Flag: Bahamas
· Sauna
· Observation deck