1 On Board - 1.3 The Owner

Hanse Explorer was built on a reputation of quality. German ship-owner Peter Harren is founder of the ship management group Harren & Partner. A Captain himself, he has spent many years as a merchant seaman and today manages a fleet of over 50 ships. Mr. Harren had a vision for a yacht-sized ship seaworthy enough to travel anywhere in the world. He commissioned the well-known German shipbuilder, Fassmer Werft, to build a true expedition yacht with the highest ice class and advanced navigational equipment.

In 2006, the Hanse Explorer took to the sea and after many seasons in the Polar Regions breaking through multi-year pack ice and weathering 50-knot storms in the southern ocean, she has earned her reputation of being the toughest yacht of her size. Since her launch, she has proven that there isn’t anywhere in the world she can’t go. Strength of management coupled with superior construction raises Hanse Explorer to a level of excellence you can feel.