Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has entered into an agreement to build two U.S. coastal vessels for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.
Each vessel will have a passenger capacity of 100 people and consist of 50 cabins, 22 having balconies. A sundeck outdoor walkway, al fresco bar and grill, lounge bar, presentation amenities, fitness room, and wellness spa are just a few of the luxuries that will be offered by each ship.
Sea kayaks, paddleboards, landing crafts, remotely operated vehicles, video microscopes, and hydrophone and bow-cam designed to record sea-life are available to enhance interactive learning and guests' overall experience.
The vessels' names and gross tonnage are not yet confirmed. The ship is said to be delivered by the end of the second quarter of 2017, with the second following a year later.