Oceanco's Tranquility, one of the most talked about vessels on the water, is set to invite guests on board to explore Antarctica’s frozen beauty as she becomes available for charter in the region through Camper & Nicholsons from late next year.
Launched in 2014 by Oceanco, the 91.5 metre Tranquility is well equipped for the icy conditions of the Southern Ocean and joins a growing number of superyachts journeying to the far reaches of the earth, satisfying an increasing appetite for adventurous cruising in the market.
With a cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles, Tranquility is certified to Lloyd’s Ice Class E and has state-of-the-art navigational equipment with sonars for detecting uncharted rocks and ice growlers. A helipad perched on the bow opens up a new realm of possibilities for heli-skiing adventures and other onshore excursions, while two tenders are on standby to take guests on penguin-spotting adventures.
Those returning from the cold are welcomed by an Eastern-inspired interior by Winch Design finished in a variety of exotic materials including wenge, gold leaf bamboo, bleached oak and travertino velluto marble. Extensive onboard facilities include a Turkish bath, steam room and wellness area, with a Jacuzzi on the sun deck.
There are nine cabins on board Tranquility, including a forward master suite with a private owner's study, and two main deck VIP suites, each with its own private balcony. Another full-beam VIP stateroom can be found on the bridge deck boasting spectacular 180-degree views.
“Charter has evolved. We are all seeing a desire from clients to venture to these distant, untouched parts of the world,” charter manager Nicole Terry explained. “Guests want to explore and have these once-in-a-lifetime experiences in parts of the world that only a superyacht can take you.”
Guests can expect to be awed by “the majestic untouched nature, the solitude, the silence, and the feeling of entering another world,” said Tranquility’s Captain Jan Rautawaara, who is no stranger to these waters. Bringing guests on an Antarctic expedition will “broaden our own understanding of nature and make us realise how important it is to preserve this fragile life around us” he added.
For those keen to witness the region's extraordinary wildlife, she will be officially available to charter from December 2023 until February 2024 at a rate of $1,600,000 per week.