National Geographic Endurance gets water under her keel
The first X-BOW® polar vessel for Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., was launched into her right element on Saturday 7 December 2019. Due to Polar Class 5 (PC5), the ship can venture far into polar areas. The X-BOW® secures a comfortable transit for her 126 passengers across harsh stretches of sea.
OHT to transport and install foundations at Dogger Bank Wind Farms
OHT has been announced preferred supplier for the foundation installation at the world’s largest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank. OHT’s new build vessel 'Alfa Lift', designed by Ulstein, will carry out the transport and installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces for the Creyke Beck A and B wind farms.
‘In big seas I kept waiting for the slamming – it never came’
The first X-BOW® cruise vessel, Greg Mortimer, 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.
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'Greg Mortimer' – attractive in the world of cruise
Recently introduced to the cruise market, the 'Greg Mortimer' has called upon much attention among cruise media and cruise travellers. While the X-BOW® shape is well known in the offshore market, this is the first time it has been implemented in a cruise ship.
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!
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.
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