Caterpillar 353, two generators 20 kW and 15 kW
Launched at the Malahide shipyard just outside of Dublin Ireland in 1972, Ursa Major is a magnificent example of "Old World" craftsmanship. Ursa Major is 65 feet long almost 20 feet wide and displaces over 100 tons and powered by a heavy-duty Caterpillar Diesel Engine with two diesel auxiliary generators. She was built to the rugged "Det Norske Veritas" construction standards certifying her to operate year round in the extreme conditions of the North Sea. All of this guarantees Ursa Major's guest of a comfortable and safe cruise while in Alaska's Inside Passage.
Entertainment = DVD, CD's, Upper Sun Deck with dining area. Excellent covered side decks for whale watching, fishing, exterior viewing, wildlife photography; Communications = Cell phone, Full marine VHF's, limited use of satellite e-mail uplink for emergency only.; 12 foot skiff, 2 double and 4 single kayaks, fishing gear, crab pots, shrimp pots in Alaska, snorkeling gear available in Mexico Fishing in Mexico with local specialty panaga fishing at small additional cost. Queen Sized Master with en suite head and shower, Two forward staterooms with double lower and single upper, open pilothouse to guests.