Quark Expeditions, the Leader in Polar Adventures, took ownership today of the highly-anticipated polar vessel, Ultramarine. The official handover of the technologically-advanced ship took place in Split, Croatia, attended by Malcolm Ellis, Senior Vice-President of Operations for Quark Expeditions, and members of the Brodosplit shipyard team.
“Today, we took ownership of more than a new ship. We officially welcomed into our fleet a game-changing vessel that will soon become an unrivalled operational base for polar adventures,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions. “Every aspect of Ultramarine has been designed and engineered to enable our teams to get guests off the ship and deep into the polar wilderness better than ever before. This new vessel–in the hands of the most experienced team in the expedition industry–will allow us to create truly immersive off-ship adventures for our guests while providing them with a superior onboard experience.”
The 420-foot Ultramarine will accommodate 199 guests and feature two twin-engine helicopters and two heliports; 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs; and sustainability features.
Ultramarine, with its two helicopters and 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs, will offer a robust portfolio of off-ship adventure options including flightseeing, heli-hiking and helicopter-supported alpine kayaking, among others.