HR31 RICHARD WITH


 

Richard With

 

Built by Volkswerft of Stralsund, Germany, for Ofotens og Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab, delivered on 22 November 1993. Shipyard number, 103. Cost, 400,000,000 kroner.

 

11,204 gross, 4,153 nett, 850 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 121.8 metres, beam 19.2 metres, depth 4.9/7.2 metres. 12,240 BHP, two 6,120 BHP, 6-cylinder 4T Krupp MaK DM 6 M552 C diesels, 20 knots. Two 1,075 BHP Brunnvoll bow thrusts.

 

First Hurtigrute sailing on 20 December 1993, from Harstad.

 

Sold in December 2002 to K/S Richard With, registered in Fosnavåg, for 375,000,000 kroner, and operated by Ofotens-Vesteraalske under a 15-year bare-boat charter with buy-back option. Became part of Hurtigruten Group (now Hurtigruten ASA) fleet in March 2006.