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June 3, 2019

SunStone Orders 7th Newbuild

Photo: SunStone Ships

Photo: SunStone Ships

Florida-based designer and developer of next-generation expedition ships  SunStone Ships has signed an agreement for the construction of its seventh Infinity-class ship in Hong Kong, China.

The seventh vessel now ordered has a long-term charter agreement in place, this vessel will be delivered in September 2021.

"We have been moving along steadily with ordering and building the Infinity Class Vessel, continuing with the European designed, Chinese built concept," said a statement from the company.

Infinity Class new-builds underway include the GREG MORTIMER, scheduled to be delivered August 2019, the OCEAN VICTORY in October 2020, the OCEAN EXPLORER in January 2021, the OCEAN ODYSSEY in March 2022, the OCEAN DISCOVERER in September 2022 and the OCEAN ALBATROS in October 2022.

Infinity Class Vessels are 104 meters long, and 18 meters wide, having a draft of 5.1 meters; they feature a capacity between 130-200 passengers and a crew capacity between 85 and 115 members. The Vessels are Ice Class 1A, Polar Code 6 and are being built with Safe Return to Port, Dynamic Positioning, and Zero Speed Stabilizers.

The Vessels are featuring the X-Bow by Ulstein Design & Solutions. They are small enough to give an exclusive atmosphere, yet large enough to yield all expected services and facilities as larger cruise ships such as a swimming pool, bar, restaurants, lounge, boutique, gym, and a spa.

In addition to the Infinity Series of new buildings, SunStone Ships, Inc. has commercial management of a fleet of nine vessels on long-term charter, mainly for the small ship/expedition ship market.