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Great Ships of 2018

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Image: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders/Lindblad

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Ship’s power is provided by two Volvo (NBBB) recently delivered National Penta generators providing 477 kW

Geographic Venture, number two of each, backed-up by a 230 kW emer-

LINDBLAD’S LINDBLAD’S two 100-passenger expedition cruise gency generator. Additionally, a 300 kW ships contracted by and built for Lind- Schottel bow thruster is installed to as- blad Expeditions for exploratory cruis- sist mooring evolutions, and Quantum ing in Alaska; Baja, California; the Pa- Maglift stabilizers were added to this

M/V M/V ci? c Northwest; Costa Rica & Panama second vessel.

and Belize. Both vessels have joined the NBBB contracted with:

Lindblad Expeditions ? eet. The ? rst ves- ¦ Jensen Maritime Consultants sel, National Geographic Quest, was de- for functional engineering livered in July 2017 and has voyaged to ¦ BMT Nigel Gee for production


Alaska, Costa Rica and Panama. engineering for modi? cations on the sun

National Geographic Venture mea- and lounge decks of the National Geo- sures 238.5 x 44 x 10-ft. and is a Jones graphic Venture, and

Act coastal cruise vessel, purpose-built ¦ Jamestown Metal Marine Ser- for exploring coastal waters, shallow vices (JMMS) for interior systems de-

GEOGRAPHIC GEOGRAPHIC coves, and fast-moving channels where sign and material services.

wildlife congregate; while sailing with “This is another important milestone the luxury of supreme comfort. for us, and many people have worked

National Geographic Venture is a U.S. tirelessly in the making of one of the ? agged, USCG Subchapter K, SOLAS most sophisticated ships built in the

VENTUREVENTURE compliant cruise vessel fully classed U.S.,” said Sven Lindblad, CEO of Lind- with Bureau Veritas. It is powered by blad Expeditions. “We are extremely two MTU diesel engines developing grateful for their collective efforts, and 1,600 hp each, driving Wärtsilä propel- are excited to share this spectacular ves- lers through Reintjes reduction gears. sel with our guests and crew.” 39

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