The Polar Pioneer in Shetland
|Owner||Polar Alca Maritime AB|
|Operator||Polar Pioneer Management AS|
|Port of registry|
|Builder||Oy Laivateollisuus Ab, Turku, Finland|
|Completed||7 July 1982|
|Class and type||Akademik Shuleykin class research vessel|
|Length||71.06 m (233.1 ft)|
|Beam||12.82 m (42.1 ft)|
|Draught||4.5 m (15 ft)|
|Depth||6.45 m (21.2 ft)|
|Installed power||2 × 6CHRNP 36/45 (6ЧРН36/45) 2,294 kilowatts (3,076 hp)|
|Propulsion||1 controllable-pitch propeller|
|Speed||26 km/h (16 mph; 14 kn)|
Polar Pioneer is a Finnish-built expedition cruise ship managed by the swedish shipowners Polar Alca Maritime AB.
The ship was built in Finland in 1982 as the Akademik Schuleykin (Russian: Академик Шулейкин), an ice-strengthened research ship, and for many years she plied the waters of the USSR's northern coast. In 2000 she was refurbished in St. Petersburg to provide comfortable accommodation for 54 passengers.
Polar Pioneer is chartered by Polar Pioneer Management AS.
- Length 71.61 metres
- Beam 12.8 metres
- Draft 4.5 metres
- Cruising Speed 10 knots
- Displacement 2140 tons
- Registry Cyprus
- Classification society RINA
- Equipment: Zodiacs, Kayaks, Diving (some trips), Ice Climbing (some trips), Camping (some trips).