National Geographic Venture specifications

Owner/operator: Lindblad Expeditions, New York, N.Y.
Designer/builder: Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, Wash., and Jamestown Metal Marine Services, Boca Raton, Fla. (interior)/Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash.
Dimensions: L: 238’ B: 44’ D: 10’
Mission: Cruise ship
Crew size: 50

Hull:

  • Steel monohull

Propulsion:

  • (2) MTU 16V 4000 Tier 3 main engines, 1,600 hp each
  • (2) Reintjes reduction gears
  • (2) five-blade Wartsila propellers
  • Schottel 300-kW bow thruster
  • (2) Volvo Penta D16 MG 477-kW gensets
  • Volvo Penta 230-kW genset
  • (2) Quantum MAGLift rotor stabilizers
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots

Capacities:

  • Fuel: 52,900 gallons
  • Potable water: 30,600 gallons
  • Wastewater: 16,400 gallons

Navigation/communications:

  • (2) Furuno MU-231 radars
  • Furuno FA170 AIS
  • Furuno FM8900S GMDSS
  • (2) Furuno MU-190 multipurpose displays
  • Sperry NAVIPILOT 4000 autopilot

Accommodations:

  • 50 guest rooms with space for 100 passengers
  • Fitness room and spa
  • Lounge and restaurant
  • Storage for 24 kayaks, eight inflatable boats, eight paddleboards

Classifications:

  • U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter K
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