Technical Specifications

Hjalmar Bjorge Vessel Specification

  • 75′ 9″ (22.85m) x 19′ 9″ (6m) x 11′ 6″ (3.5m) GRT: 91 tons
  • MCA Category 0 for 12 passengers + 4 crew (unlimited range)
  • Six twin berth guest cabins (with own sinks), two showers and three toilets
  • Fuel 22000 litres (5300 gallons, range 3000 nm)
  • Fresh water 4000 litres (1000 gallons)
  • SeaFresh desalination plant (120 litres per hour)
  • Main engines: 2 x Baudouin 6M26 (IMO Tier 2, Marpol 73/78) 400hp @ 1800 rpm (new fitted 2016)
  • Cruising speed 9 to 12 knots +
  • Twin disc MG 514 gearbox
  • 1 x 6kw 100amp ME alternator, 2 x 225 amp ME alternators
  • Kohler 29kw generator in acoustic enclosure & Perkins 22kw generator
  • Alfa Laval fuel purifier: MAB 102 B14-50
  • Bow thrust: Wesmar, 1997, with Dennison hydraulic drive
  • Stabilisers: Wesmar 1997
  • BT Five bladed skew propellers (maximum fuel efficiency / minimal wildlife disturbance)
  • Tenfjord steering hydraulics
  • Crane: Atlas M1250 hydraulic crane (1250kg @ 4.56m) New 2016.
  • Brattvag twin gypsy anchor windlass

Navigation and Communication

  • 48nm JRC radar
  • 48nm Simrad radar
  • Furuno Satelite Gyro compass
  • 2 x Furuno GP 30 & 70 GPS
  • ECDIS (PC Maritime running CMAP)
  • VHF and Sailor radio SSB comms
  • Vodafone mobile phone plus sat phone available
  • Marine PC with electronic charts

Safety

  • Life-raft: DTI 16 man with hydrostatic release and EPIRB
  • Life belts and jackets
  • Fire extinguishers and pyrotechnics throughout vessel
  • Tender: 12 person inflatable (new 2015) with 40hp engine
  • First Aid Kits
Deck Plans (small) (2)

Please note that, due to insurance and customer requests, the entire vessel (including the tender) is now No Smoking. You must be ashore to smoke.

DID YOU KNOW?

The first signs of habitation on Hirta (the largest island in the St Kilda archipelago and the only one you can really land on) are thought to have occurred c. 600 AD.