Registered Owner: Empresa Turistica International (ETICA) - Ecuador - Beneficial owner: Etica - Operator:Metropolitan Touring - Galagapos Cruises
Entered service: 1983 - Refit: 2007 from casinoship to cruise expedition ship - Gross tonnage: 1.541 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 48 - All berths: 48 - Passenger decks: 3 - Length: 63,87 m.- Beam: 12,5 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines make Cummins - type KTA38 M2 output each 895 kW. at 1800 rm. - Auxiliary engines: 2 aux. generator sets make Caterpillar type SR4B - output each 400 kW. - 2 Fixed pitch propellers - Max.speed: 12 knots.- Service speed: 10 knots - Original built: Astilleros Construcciones S.A., Vigo, Spain - Yard no. 175 - Converted and refit in 2007 in Callao - Peru - Classification: ABS - Flag: Ecuador.
|Passenger space ratio all berths 32,10|
La Pinta, built in 1982 as a Bahamas-based casino ship, then gutted and rebuilt in 2008, also fulfills its duty as a modern expedition vessel. Tools of the trade include outdoor shower heads (de-sanding), a public-use dryer (for wet towels, swimming trunks), a goodie basket of Dramamine in the lobby, a quintet of tandem kayaks, snorkel gear (mask, fin, snorkel), a briefing room with modern A-V equipment and a crane that delivers a trio of pangas from ship to sea.
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