OY Laivateollisuus 1983

Nansen Explorer

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Exploration on a Global Scale

What do you get if you combine top-tier ice breaking capability, extensive adventure equipment, and luxury living spaces? Nansen Explorer. As one of 10 sisterships, Nansen Explorer has risen from the ranks to stand out from her contemporaries. With the benefit of a significant refit in 2021, and having been brought up to class, her commercially certified helipad – with a registered capacity of 4.8 tonnes – the addition of stern thrusters and her much larger lounge area, which features a bar for guests, enlarged windows, and high ceilings, sets her apart from the rest.

Not for sale or charter to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters

The Ultimate Adventures


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Superb Capability

Perfectly at home in off-the-beaten-track areas such as Antarctica or Svalbard, Nansen facilitates the ultimate adventures – either as a superbly-equipped support vessel (the yacht carries large amounts of fuel to be able to refuel helicopters or indeed a mothership) or as a standalone expedition vessel. Offering accommodation for up to 12 guests in seven double cabins and 17 crew cabins, plus 1 medic’s cabin, her Scandi chic living areas are tranquil and tasteful, providing a luxurious environment for relaxation in between adventures.

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Optimised for Expeditions

Functionality is in her DNA; Nansen Explorer has the ability to launch her Zodiacs quickly, deploy fast heli ops from her large helideck and offer all the required equipment from her adventure hangar. Owned and operated by experienced expedition yacht specialists, and named after Norway’s most famous and well-liked expeditionist, Nansen Explorer is a unique proposition.

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Space to Relax

Cool and contemporary Scandi design characterizes Nansen Explorer’s interior spaces. Comfortable and spacious, there is plenty of scope for relaxation back on board after some serious adventure outside. With a generously-sized gym on board too, there’s every opportunity for activity.

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Carefully Considered

The well-considered layout includes a mudroom, where guests can dispense with any specialist equipment or outerwear as they return from their excursions before heading into the warmth beyond.


Total Comfort Anywhere


In A League of Her Own


Heli Ops

The commercially registered helideck, which was fully rebuilt as part of the most recent refit, allows daylight heli ops for a helicopter with a maximum weight of 4.8 tonnes and a D value of 13 metres or less. (AS350 or equivalent).


Charter Potential

As a commercially compliant vessel, Nansen Explorer’s interior spaces are very well suited to luxury charter and a large part of what gives the yacht her potent charter potential. The yacht already has a proven charter record.


Set up for Adventure

The adventure hangar is an Aladdin’s cave of equipment for any type of expedition or adventure - housing SUPs, kayaks, as well as skiing, diving, mountaineering and polar survival gear.

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