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Quark Expeditions Welcomes Ultramarine To Its Polar Exploration Fleet

There's big news over at Quark Expeditions, with the announcement that it has officially taken possession of Ultramarine, its newest ship.

There’s big news over at Quark Expeditions, with the announcement that it has officially taken possession of Ultramarine, its newest ship.

Quark Expeditions has taken ownership of the highly-anticipated polar vessel, Ultramarine.

The official handover of the technologically advanced ship took place in Split, Croatia, attended by Malcolm Ellis, Senior Vice-President of Operations for Quark Expeditions, and members of the Brodosplit shipyard team.

“Today, we took ownership of more than a new ship. We officially welcomed into our fleet a game-changing vessel that will soon become an unrivalled operational base for polar adventures,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions.

“Every aspect of Ultramarine has been designed and engineered to enable our teams to get guests off the ship and deep into the polar wilderness better than ever before.”

Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions

“This new vessel–in the hands of the most experienced team in the expedition industry–will allow us to create truly immersive off-ship adventures for our guests while providing them with a superior onboard experience.” 

The ship

Quark Expeditions

The 128-metre (420 foot) Ultramarine will accommodate 199 guests and will feature two twin-engine helicopters and two heliports, twenty quick-deploy Zodiacs and the industry’s largest selection of adventure options, including flightseeing, heli-hiking and helicopter-supported alpine kayaking,
and more.

The vessel’s sustainability features include the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS), which is the industry-leading system that converts waste into energy at the site that it’s generated.

MAGs eliminates the environmental impact of waste transportation, offering an innovative sustainability feature that exceeds all industry standards.​

Quark Expeditions

“The completion of Ultramarine—with its superior on-ship amenities and advanced technology—is a testament to the community of engineers, naval architects, welders, structural fabricators, riggers, electricians and all of the other crew at the Brodosplit shipyard—as well as the designers, innovators and operational team members in the Quark Expeditions head office—who’ve worked long and hard over the last three years,” said Malcolm Ellis, Senior Vice-President of Operations for Quark Expeditions.

“So many people have contributed to the building of this vessel—and that includes our expedition team whose input spurred so many of the innovations that catapult Ultramarine into a league of its own.”

Malcolm Ellis, Senior Vice-President of Operations for Quark Expeditions.

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