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EYOS & Nansen Polar Expeditions Announce Strategic Alliance

EYOS Expeditions, the world’s foremost provider of private yacht expeditions, and Nansen Polar Expeditions, have joined forces in a long-term strategic alliance coinciding with Nansen’s recent fleet expansion. Together, EYOS and Nansen will combine their collective expertise to introduce a new expedition yacht experience in the polar regions.

Nansen Polar Expeditions has been operating since 2019 with their first vessel MV Villa, a rugged yet luxurious expedition ship, and recently acquired MV Nansen Explorer, a 72m ICE 1A+ vessel that will accommodate 12 guests following an extensive refit. EYOS has more than a decade of experience operating private yacht expeditions to the polar regions aboard the world’s most prestigious private and charter expedition yachts and this alliance will see EYOS take on the expedition management and charter sales for this exciting new addition to the fleet.

EYOS CEO Ben Lyons said, “One of the most exciting elements of our new alliance with Nansen Polar Expeditions is the ability to go beyond the boundaries of a typical expedition. Given the high ice-class and helicopter capability of MV Nansen Explorer, we intend to reach destinations far removed from even where most expedition vessels are sailing, and certainly well out of reach of a conventional superyacht.”

Nansen Polar Expeditions CEO Audun Lie Dahl said, “Working so closely with EYOS on this multi- faceted alliance opens up new markets and opportunities for both companies. There is a great personal connection and history between us, and we couldn’t have found a better partner as we continue to expand our fleet.”

Nansen’s Senior Expedition Leader and partner in the company is Martin Enckell, who is a long time EYOS guide and Expedition Leader. Lyons added, “All of us at EYOS are thrilled to be working with Martin and the entire Nansen team, most of whom we have known and sailed with on expeditions for ten years or more. I’ve been fortunate enough to sail with Martin on many EYOS expeditions to both the Arctic and Antarctic; his professionalism, expertise and tremendous personality make him a favourite of our clients. To be able to work together with his team in such a strong alliance seems a perfect opportunity.”

Further details on the alliance and new itineraries starting in Q4 2021 will be announced in May.

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For further information please contact:

EYOS Expeditions: [email protected]

Nansen Polar Expeditions:
Audun Lie Dahl [email protected]
Tel: +47 416 02 236

About EYOS Expeditions

EYOS Expeditions has been designing private superyacht expeditions since 2008. Widely recognised as the world leader in superyacht expeditions, EYOS has set numerous records and world’s firsts since its inceptions, including the furthest south that any vessel has ever navigated in history.

The company continues to pioneer new opportunities for its clients. Recently, the company organized and led the Five Deeps Expeditions, which was described as the most ambitious expedition this century and took one man to the deepest point in each of the five oceans.

About Nansen Polar Expeditions

Nansen Polar Expeditions is a Norwegian, Smøla-based company highly skilled in delivering hospitality and expert knowledge of remote regions, with over 30 years of operational experience demonstrating a valuable testimony to their backgrounds in expedition operations. With two vessels in their fleet, NPE is committed to providing safe, high-quality expeditions offering unparalleled service to clients, film crew and science projects.

Images by Reeve Jolliffe

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