Since 2000, Braveheart has sailed the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Southern Oceans in support of Marine Based Expeditions.
Braveheart has carried National Geographic divers to Antarctica, research divers from the world’s universities and museums to the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Kermadecs, Pitcairn and Henderson, cameramen to Antartica to film the setting for the film Happy Feet, and ham radio operators to nearly every remote island in the Southern Ocean.
Braveheart has been, and continues to be a supply ad support ship for the New Zealand Government at Raoul Island and the British Government at Pitcairn Island.
With a crew filled with enthusiasm, Braveheart has sought out remote surf breaks, unknown fishing eldoradoes and reefs to delight the hearts of every diver.
Enjoy these photographs that tell the story of Braveheart as she has circled the globe in pursuits of exploration, science, film-making and adventure.
- Length: 39 metres
- Construction: All steel
- Engine: Niigata 1200 HP
- Generators: 2 x Niigata 125 kVA
- RIB Boats: 5.2m with 90 hp outboard. 4.8m with jet unit for coral reefs and ice.
- Accommodation: 12 passengers in 2 berth cabins, air-conditioned
- Crew: Normally 5
- Helicopter deck √
- Fuel capacity: 94000 L
- Range: 33days steaming 24hrs per day
- Water capacity: 6000 L
- Water maker: 4500 L per day
- Ship air conditioned and heated √
- Last slipping for survey: July 2014. Under New Zealand Safe Ship Management.
- Survey company: Maritime Management Services
Owned and Operated since 1998 by:
Stoney Creek Shipping Co. Ltd.
PO BOX 1236