Ocean Independence’s charter portfolio now includes the world’s largest discovery yacht.
The 168m long Scenic Eclipse is available for private charter for up to 200 guests. It offers a boutique cruise experience in remote areas around the globe.
Peter Hürzeler, managing partner of Ocean Independence, said: "We are very pleased to be able to offer this ship to the yachting industry and our direct customers. If you are looking for a vessel with yacht standard for larger groups or families, you won’t find anything better than Scenic Eclipse.”
Built in 2018, the yacht features 114 suites, nine restaurants, a whiskey lounge, observation lounge and theatre. There is also a gym, yoga and Pilates studio, plus spa and wellness centre.
In addition to eight kayaks and 14 Zodiacs, an Airbus helicopter and a Cruise Submarine 7 from the Dutch manufacturer U-Boat Worx are available as tenders. Expedition guides will also be available.
Scenic Eclipse has a maximum speed of 31 knots and is powered by four diesel engines, each 3184kW strong. Two ABB Azipods, each with an output of 3000kw, operate under the hull.
A dynamic positioning system keeps the vessel in place without the need to anchor in ecologically sensitive areas.
An exhaust gas purification system also filters most of the nitrogen oxides. Scenic Eclipse uses waste heat recovery to reduce fuel consumption. Ballast water is treated with UV light for both uptake and discharge to prevent the transfer of microorganisms elsewhere.