Brodosplit shipyard announced today it had started steel processing for Hull 484, which is the polar expedition ship Hondius being built for Oceanwide Expeditions for a 2019 delivery.
The ship will measure 107.6 meters, said the yard, and is being built to LR PC6 class regulations.
Two main engines will offer 4,260kW of power for a cruising speed of 15 knots for 196 passengers.
The yard said it is responsbile for the ship's design and technical solutions.
The vessel will also fully comply with the mandatory requirements of the Polar code, adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), according to Brodosplit.