Exterior Refit: Pastrovich Studio Interior Refit: Pastrovich Studio Shipyard: Kusch Yacht Photographer: Schmidt Ocean Institute
The Research Vessel R/V Falkor is an 82.9 m (272 ft) LOA ship originally built in 1981 in Lübeck, Germany as a fishery protection vessel. She was refitted in 2009-2012 to become a Research Vessel by the yard Peters Schiffbau GmbH, Germany.
The mission of the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) is to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and be a catalyst for sharing information about the oceans. Utilizing R/V Falkor, SOI supports research and exploration projects throughout the world that help expand our understanding of the world’s oceans through technological advancements, data-rich observation and analysis, and open sharing of information.
Pastrovich studio has given his contribution in the design of the new General Arrangement, the interior decoration, the exterior layout and science technical fitting.
How Falkor was before refitting…
… and what Falkor has became.
Technical Specifications: R/V Falkor has a beam of 13 m (42.7 ft), freeboard of 2.275 m (7.5 ft), and draft of 5.8 m (19 ft), including the sonar gondola. The main propulsion power totals 5,882 kW or 7,888 hp. Post-refit R/V Falkor cruising range and endurance are estimated at 8,000 nautical miles and 28 days of steaming respectively (fuel-limited), at cruising speed of 12 kts. On-board accommodations are sufficient for up to 40 persons, including 21 crew members required for operations at sea.