‘In big seas I kept waiting for the slamming – it never came’
The first X-BOW® cruise vessel, Greg Mortimer, has set off for her first Antarctica expedition and crossed the notorious Drake Passage early November. The X-BOW® feature reduces the slamming in head seas. This was proven firstly on her transit from China to Argentina, when she entered 10m high waves and strong winds.
Enabling cruise ships to run emission-free for 12 hours
In order to comply with regulations, as well as minimise environmental impact, cruise operators will need new technical solutions. The ULSTEIN ZED power system allows cruise operators to visit vulnerable and protected areas without greenhouse gas emissions and local pollution.
Alfa Lift – the smart design for offshore wind installations
The Norway-based shipowner OHT recently celebrated the keel laying of their Alfa Lift heavy installation vessel. Custom-designed by Ulstein, the foundation installation vessel will serve the early development stage of new offshore wind farms. Ulstein has ship solutions for all phases in the life of offshore wind farms.
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Celebrates keel laying of Lindblad’s second polar cruise newbuild
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. and Ulstein Group celebrated the keel laying of Lindblad’s second polar new build at the CRIST shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. The occasion also served as the official naming ceremony of the vessel. National Geographic Resolution was named to honour the legendary explorer James Cook.
First X-BOW polar vessel named, delivered and ready to explore
On 6 September, the ‘Greg Mortimer’ was named and delivered in a ceremony on the CMHI Haimen base. This is the first expedition cruise vessel in SunStone’s INFINITY series. The vessels have been designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions together with the ship’s owner and their client, Aurora Expeditions.
X-BOW CRUISING - Standing out from the crowd
A vessel with the X-BOW® lines from ULSTEIN is unique, and very different from the usual cruise vessels. The seakeeping characteristics have an impact on comfort, safety, efficiency and operability. And then comes the distinctive looks!
Introduces the X-BOW® in RoPax designs
The X-BOW RoPax portfolio is based on a compact concept to increase the competitiveness of such vessels through higher revenue making at lower financial and operational costs.See portfolio
Ship designers who dare to challenge
Our ship designers share a mission of innovation, to challenge the established truth and to come up with solutions that enhance the customers' value.See how they do it
Statements from X-BOW users
With feedback like ‘amazing experience’ and’ 'I’ll never again work on any other type of vessel in winter’ being stated by crews on X-BOW® vessels, it is hard to ignore the impact this hull innovation has had since it first appeared in 2005.More statements