R/V Clione


RV "Clione" is a motor sail yacht that serves as research vessel as well as logistic support for the Czech Arctic Research Station in Svalbard. The interior consists of 3 cabins, a kitchen, a top salon, a toilet, a separate engine room, a front collision space with a chain and rear collision space with a storage compartment. All safety and rescue equipment is provided.

The vessel's capacity is up to 6 people (included 2 crew members) for multiday cruises and 12 people for daily trips in area C (up to 20 nautical miles offshore). The average cruising speed is around 7 knots.

Inflatable boat with a capacity of 6 persons is available for disembarking ashore.

Operation rules of Czech Arctic Research Station

Contact person: skipper Jan Pechar (jpechar@prf.jcu.cz, +420 602 331 439, +420 725 367 991)


R/V Clione CZE 0694
Call sign: OL5741
MMSI No. 270615000

Lenght 14,9 m
Width 4,0 m
Draught 1,9 m max
Height above waterline 16,5 m
Engine VD - DTA 66, 215 HP
Sails 115 m2
Displacement - drive / max 23 / 26 t
Speed 7 kn

All scientific projects in Svalbard must be registered in the Research in Svalbard database. Some projects require permission. Research permission and registration documents for RiS can be randomly checked!