Janssonius and sister ship, Hondius, are both built according to Lloyd’s LR PC6 class.
Janssonius’ main propulsion system will be powered by two diesel engines and include a SCHOTTEL Controllable Pitch Propeller that is ice-strengthened to Polar Class 6, with one SCHOTTEL Transverse Thruster at the bow and one at the stern for manoeuvrability. A twin-in single-out gearbox will enable the main propulsion units to achieve propeller speeds of 160 rpm, as well as a service speed of up to 15 knots; a long service life, and low noise and vibration levels are advantages of the system, alleges SCHOTTEL.
Janssonius is scheduled for delivery in October-2021 and, like Oceanwide Expeditions’ Hondius, will be built for voyages throughout the Arctic, sub-Antarctic and Antarctica.
Measuring 107.6 mtr in length, it will be suitable for 196 passengers in 85 cabins, served by 70 crew members.