Finnish yard puts newbuild cruise ship up for auction

Photo: Helsinki Shipyard

Helsinki Shipyard is inviting tenders for the sale of one newbuild expedition cruise vessel, the Finnish shipbuilder said on its website recently.

Helsinki Shipyard is the sole owner of the 100,000-tonne, 113-metre vessel, which was built under the survey of Lloyd’s Register EMEA. The company said it seeks to obtain the “best fair market value” for the vessel and reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Bidders are invited, urged, and cautioned to inspect the vessel to be sold prior to submitting a bid. The failure of any bidder to inspect, or to be fully informed as to the condition of all or any portion of the vessel offered, will not constitute grounds for any claim or demand for adjustment or withdrawal of a bid after the bid opening or auction.

The builder added that the vessel is offered for sale and will be sold “as is” and “where is” without representation, warranty, or guaranty as to quantity, quality, title, character, condition, size, or kind, or that the same is in condition or fit to be used for the purpose for which intended, and no claim for any allowance or deduction upon such grounds will be considered after the bid opening or conclusion of an auction.

The ship was originally slated for UK cruise operator Swan Hellenic, under which it would have sailed as SH Vega.

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