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Hans Hansson

Hans Hansson was once as a rescue boat in the Baltic Sea. During a major refit in 2005, the vessel was modified to include comfortable accommodations for 12 passengers, while retaining its rugged seaworthiness. As a small exploration boat, it boasts the unique ability to reach special, out of the ordinary destinations that are otherwise inaccessible.


Intimate Falklands: Life aboard the Hans Hansson


Intimate Falklands: Bespoke Expedition


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  • 220V/50Hz electrical supply
  • Superior Cabins have private washrooms
  • Desk and wardrobe in every cabin


  • Small, intimate vessel, with a capacity of 12 passengers
  • Meals served family-style
  • Get to know your captain and crew of 2 through shared meals throughout the voyage
  • Experience day to day ship operations by interacting closely with the crew, optional meal preparation/clean up


Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew: 3-6
  • Guests: 12 maximum
  • Length: 26.5 meters (87 feet)
  • Draft: 3.4 meters (11 feet)
  • Ice Class: ICE-C, may operate in light ice conditions
  • Cruising Speed: 11 knots in open water, 8-9 knots cruising, slower in ice
  • Registration: United Kingdom
  • Lifeboats: 2 life rafts, partially enclosed

Deck Plan

Hans Hansson

Did You Know?

Family Style

 Meals aboard the Hans Hansson are served “family style”. Due to her intimate size and homelike atmosphere, guests are often compelled to pitch in and help with setting the table and clearing the dishes.

About the Skipper

Dion Poncet, the skipper of the Hans Hansson, was born aboard the yacht Damien II on South Georgia and lived aboard until he was 8 years old, when his family moved to a farm in the Falkland Islands.

He has been skippering in the Southern Ocean since 2000, has assisted on many scientific research trips, and has worked on Life in the Freezer and Frozen Planet.