History

Facts and figures

Resume of the „Cape Race”

  • 1963: Construction at the George T. Davie & Sons shipyard in Lauzon, Quebec, Canada
  • 25 May 1963, christened „Cape Race” in Lauzon by Mrs Ron Smith
  • August 1963: Maiden voyage from Lauzon to Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
  • 7 September 1963: Handover to National Sea Products (NSP)
  • 1977: Sale to Scotia Trawlers (subcontractor of NSP) and conversion to a shellfish fishery, a so-called scalopper
  • 1994: Main engine exchange of the Deutz Diesel with a 12-cylinder Caterpilar
  • 2003: Sale to Clearwater
  • 9 September 2005: Removal from the Canadian Register of Fisheries
  • 2005/2006: Purchased in winter by Milos Simovic, Drifting Society, conversion for almost two million dollars in five years.
  • From 2007: Berth New York, film and TV projects
  • 2010 Research trips for the US Navy (NYU, David Holland, East Greenland 2010),
  • From 2011-2016/17, NASA, National Science Foundation, Environment Canada (main research data for NASA JPL’s Ocean Melt Greenland Project, survey of Greenland’s glacier breakthroughs and areas, most of them in NW Greenland)
  • 2012: After Hurricane Sandy, unofficial base camp and meeting point for the supply of the subordinate authorities to coordinate the cleanup efforts in New York
  • From 2014 Private charters with guests to the Caribbean and Arctic
  • December 2017 Sale to Nikolaus Gelpke, mareverlag, Hamburg
  • 2018 – 2020: Conversion and renovation in Reykjavik, Iceland

Technical data

  • Year of construction: 1963, as a fishing trawler
  • Shipyard: George T. Davie & Sons Ltd, Lauzon, Quebec, Canada
  • Flag: Cook Islands
  • Shipping company: Cape Race Corporation
  • Conversion: 2006, 2018/19
  • Length over all: 38 meters
  • Overall width: 7.47 metres
  • Draft: 3.8 meters
  • Main engine: 3512 Caterpillar, 12 cylinders, 890 kW, Fuel: GTL Fuel Marine
  • Speed: Cruising 8 knots, max. speed 9.5 knots
  • Generators: 2 Yanmar Nopro, 45 kW
  • Range: 4000+ nautical miles
  • Fresh water: 16 000 litres + watermaker
  • Dinghies: Two Zodiac Milpro F-470 for ten persons each
  • One replacement Zodiac
  • Wastewater treatment plant: Bluesea, Selmar
  • Ice class: ice strengthened bow and protected propellor
  • Passengers: 12 
  • Crew: 7 + 2 guides (summer), 7 + 1 guide (winter)
  • Currency on board: Euro and local currency

Crew

Nikolaus Gelpke

Ship owner

Maarten van der Duijn Schouten

Vessel Manager

vesselmanager@mscaperace.com

If you’re interested to work on „Cape Race”, we’re happy to come in contact with you. In that case, send us your cover letter detailing why you’re interested and a resume („Lebenslauf”) giving an overview of your relevant experience.

It is important you have the right qualifications to work on board. You can find an overview of them here .