The hull of Seabourn‘s first purpose-built expedition ship has arrived at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy for the vessel’s final fit-out.
The Seabourn Venture hull, which has been built up to deck 9, moved onto a special barge on 20 March and started the 1,200 nautical mile trip to Genoa on 30 March. Seabourn Venture has been under construction at the T. Mariotti San Giorgio di Nogaro shipyard and is already equipped with engines, generators, and main equipment of the engine rooms.
“This step in the process will be truly exciting to watch and is a major step forward in the overall construction of the ship,” said Josh Leibowitz, President of Seabourn. “I am very proud of everyone involved in the construction of Seabourn Venture and thank our teams for helping us reach this point under the circumstances we have faced over the past year. Our anticipation will certainly keep building in the months ahead prior to delivery.”
“We are proud to have reached such an important milestone of the project and are very excited to see finally such a beauty in her hull and superstructures form now visible,” said Marco Ghiglione, Managing Director for T. Mariotti. “We really thank everyone, with no exceptions, that worked with us to get to this point. Now, we can’t wait to receive Seabourn Venture in Genova for the completion.”
Seabourn Venture’s inaugural season will be Winter Norway 2022 with opportunities to see the Northern Lights. The second yet-to-be-named sister expedition ship is slated to launch later in 2022. Both ships will be designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards.
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