Built in Finland in the late 1980s for the Russian Academy of Science, Akademik Sergey Vavilov's original mission was to perform sensitive hydro-acoustic ocean research. As such, she is exceptionally quick, quiet and stable. Vavilov is recognized as one of the finest expedition ships to ever sail the polar seas.
The observation lounge and bar on the top deck is a comfortable place to meet and mingle. External stabilizers and a built-in trimming system provide exceptional stability. Akademik Sergey Vavilov has an ice-strengthened hull and a cruising speed in open water of 14.5 knots
Staff and Crew 53
Length 117 meters
Breadth 18.2 meters
Draft 6.0 meters
Propulsion Diesl Twin Engines 6,700 horsepower
Ice Class L1
Cruising Speed 13 knots in open water
Lifeboats 2 fully enclosed
All cabins have exterior views.
One dining room with unreserved seating.
Lounge and bar, open in the afternoon until late evening.
Library with a collection of polar-themed books.
Ship-to-shore communications via satellite.
Clinic with licensed doctor.
Exercise room, sauna and plunge pool.
One elevator between decks 1 and 5.