M/S Isbjörn

Welcome on board!

M/S Isbjörn ( Polarbear ) is a beautifully renovated tugboat, built in 1898, that you can hire for different kinds of events, meetings or dinners.
You will get the chance to take part of the work on board by acting as e.g. sailor, navigator, engine master or first mate. Maximum passengers 10.
  • Boat type: Tugboat, also used as harbor icebreaker
  • Material: Steel hull 7-13 mm, checked September 2013
  • Built: 1898 in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Registration nr: U 1898
  • Length: 19,7 meter (65 ft.)
  • Width: 5,1 meter (16 ft.)
  • Draft: 2,2 meter (7 ft.)
  • Displacement: 47 ton
  • Gear: Brevo, hydraulical shifting mechanism
  • Propeller: 4 blades, diameter 160 cm
  • Lifting equipment: 2 electric cranes; 2000 kg and 500 kg
  • Main engine: Volvo Penta 120C, 6 cyl. 12 l, 356 hp
  • Generator: Kohler 17.5EFOZD 3 cyl marine diesel, 17,5 kW
  • Thrusters: Hydraulic bow and stern tunnel thrusters a 20 kW
  • Diesel tanks: 2 x 700 l bunker tanks, 600 l day tank
  • Compass: Cassnes & Plath Beta4 20025
  • Radar: Raymarine RD424HD Color radar
  • GPS 1: Raymarine e125
  • GPS 2: Northstar M121
  • Sonar: 2 separate sonar transponders
  • VHF 1: Navicom RT-550AIS
  • VHF 2: Sailor RT144C
  • Autopilot: Raymarine Smartpilot XSOL
  • Distress call: DSC Distress button, 2 x VHF radio
  • Foghorn: 1 x pressured air, 1 manual
  • Megaphone: 1 x battery charged
  • Life raft with roof: 8 person Viking
  • Dingy: 6 person Avon Yachtline 420 + Mercury 50 hp
  • Life raft, open: Orange glasfiber raft 1,5 x 2 meter
  • Flares: Big pack in water tight box
  • Life jackets: 12 x Baltic (sizes M, L, XL), 6 x  inflatables
  • Lifebuoy: 2 pieces and throw line
  • Search light: DHR 210 24V, 500.000 candela, 700 meter
  • Safety net: 3 x 3 meter safety net to get man-over-board back on board
  • Fire extinguisher: 8 pieces (1 per cabin)
  • Anchor: Hydraulic anchor gear, wire 90 meter. Sea-anchor
  • Bilge pump: Rule mate RM 2000/24V 7750 l/h with automatic switch and alarm
  • Drain pumps 220V: 1 installed in bilge, 1 movable with 25 m hose
  • Drain pump 270 V DC: 150 mm hose installed in bilge
  • Electrical systems: 24 V DC, 270 V DC, 220 V AC, Inverter 220/24 1500W
  • Water purification: Afflux Baltic seapure 50, 50 l/h, 200 l water tank
  • Toilets: 2 x Jets vacuum toilets with septi tank
  • Showers: 1 shower cabinet, 1 deck shower
  • Kitchen inside: 2 ovens, 4 hotplates, micro, fridge, freezer, toaster, coffee machine, water boiler, Soda stream, sink, warm & cold water
  • Kitchen outside: Weber grill, sink, warm & cold water
  • Dining: 7 persons in kitchen, 10 persons in Main cabin 12 persons on aft deck, 6 persons on sun deck
  • Sleeping cabins: Forepeak (2 berths), Guest cabin (1 double berth), Owners cabin (1 double berth + 1 single), 1 double berth possibility in main cabin
  • Audio & TV: Yamaha stereo, 32, Samsung LED TV, speakers on aft deck, main cabin, pilothouse/sun deck
  • Washer: Hoover DYN9164DPG
  • Dryer: Hoover DYC9913AX


On board M/S Isbjörn you will experience a unique and intimate atmosphere. You have the opportunity to arrange meetings, conferences, dinners, lunches and events at Isbjörn.

Take your guests for an adventure at sea for a few hours. For your foreign guests this is an experience they do not get from anywhere else. Languages spoken onboard by the staff are Swedish, Finnish, English, French and German.

In the saloon you sit comfortably for discussions and negotiations and in the kitchen we serve you a nice archipelago meal according to your wishes and needs. For those interested we offer a possibility to take actively part of the work on Isbjörn and try the tasks of e.g. the seaman, engine master or mate. Our experienced and efficient captain Thomas sees that all security rules are followed.

Maximum nr of passengers is 10, which gives a special way of community and being together on board this old ship. We arrange catering and drinks as you wish. Price example 150 euros per person (minimum 7 persons) for 4 hours on board including meal. No beverages included.

Welcome on board!
Thomas and Susie