Scenic Eclipse Surpasses Expectations During Sea Trials

We’re delighted to announce that Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht, continues to move closer to her official launch on August 15 2019, with the successful completion of extensive sea trials. 

“It was a real pleasure to take Scenic Eclipse out to sea for the first time,” said Captain Griffiths, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. “Sea trials are a critical milestone in the construction process as the first time all ship systems are operated together and is a key opportunity to confirm the theoretical information from the tank tests and computer modelling. The results from these trials surpassed every expectation.

“These sea trials confirmed to me how incredibly versatile and powerful the ship’s Azipods are, particularly when coupled with our oversized Bow Thrusters. I was also delighted with how quiet the ship is. She was vibration free and virtually silent during all our trials, exceeding our expectations in terms of stability, manoeuvrability and performance. Scenic Eclipse really does manage to combine small ship manoeuvrability with big ship levels of comfort and quietness; it’s quite remarkable to experience it”, he added.

With these sea trials now complete, Scenic Eclipse will now undergo the final touches to its interior and exterior and the final training of the onboard teams, before the official launch and maiden voyage sailing from Reykjavik to Quebec.

Here’s our latest video showing the exciting progress of Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht: