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M/V Balto

We are proud to present our latest addition to our fleet of small expedition ships, MV Balto, named after the leading sled dogs of 1925 Nome serum run. She is a vessel of highest ice class (1-A) and was built in Rauma Finland to serve as a government service vessel in the Baltic sea.  In 2019-2020, she has been totally refurbished and is now one of the roomiest and most elegant small polar expedition yachts in service. M/V Balto offers a relaxed luxury accommodation for 12 guests in 7 outside cabins, all with private facilities and lower beds. The spacious cabins include 1 Owner’s suite, 1 suite, 3 double cabins and 2 single cabins. The Owner’s is 30m2, has 6 windows and a queen bed, the suite has two twin beds while the double cabins has a queen bed. The suites also offer a separate seating area. In the cabins you find a desk with a chair and closet for storage.

On the guest deck you also find a cider lined sauna, accommodating 4-6 persons, with a cold shower and a small changing room. The richly appointed saloon and the beautiful dining messroom feature crotch-mahogany panelling, a bar, a card table, a library, coffee and tea stations and a cast iron stove.

She is fitted with a large restaurant style open galley, where you can check on the marvels of our chefs and sample freshly baked bread. There are several open and semi enclosed deck spaces from where you can enjoy the stunning Arctic sceneries. You are welcomed by an international crew and the bridge is open for visitors. The ship has been fitted with an electric diesel propulsion capable of maintaining versatile manoeuvring and survey speeds with no vibration. It is also ideal as film and photo platform. There is also a mud room for expedition gear and 2 Zodiacs for wilderness cruises and offshore experiences. M/V balto is truly one of a kind when it comes to small polar expedition ships. 

Built: Rauma Pepola Savonlinna, Finland
Length: 40 meters
Beam: 9 meters
Draft: 3.6 meters
Tonnage: 427 GT ITC
Guests: 12 people
Main Engine: WARTSILA
Generator: a) Isuzu 105 kW GBL, b) Perkins 100kW, c) Volvo 80 kW
Cruising Speed: 9 knotsZodiacs: 2