M/S VESTLAND EXPLORER was built at Nordsøværftet A/S in Ringkøbing, 1994. Hull Ice A, Vessel Ice class 1B, it can navigate easily in regions occupied by the pack ice. The relatively low draft makes it possible to trade close to land. Currently, the vessel is being refitted and converted to an explore yacht in, Gdansk/Poland and will proceed to Svalbard in 2021.