About Archimedes

In the first ten years after her launch in 2008 Archimedes covered 200,000+ nautical miles, including a record 54 days in the High Arctic (more on which here. The refit she received at Feadship in 2018 covered the LRS 10-year Special Survey and future-proofed her systems for another decade of adventures. It included new AV facilities, fresh teak for the stern platform, painting the sun deck interior floor and a rebuild of the crew mess. Maintenance was carried out on the shaft line, engine supports, gangway, side hull door, tender lift, stern platform door, seawater cooling systems and stabilisers. Parts of the superstructure were repainted and a new antifouling system added, while the generator, heating & air-conditioning, watermaker and fuel oil separator were upgraded.

The project was finished on time and on budget,” says Captain Christopher Walsh. “This is exactly what one expects from Feadship but not something captains take for granted when carrying out refits without Feadship’s involvement. It was a pleasure to bring Archimedes home.”

Refit specifications

SS10 works, various exterior paint works, various engineering and piping repair, tank inspections and repairs.

General info

67.75m / 222′3″
16 knots
12.30m / 40′4″
3.50m / 11′6″
Feadship Amsterdam


John Munford Design / De Voogt Naval Architects
Studio De Voogt
John Munford Design


2x CAT 3516B DI-TA 1492 kW @ 1600 rpm


171,000 litres / 45,173 US Gallons
53,400 litres / 14,107 US Gallons