Usually, sailing yachts around 24m can be found in Spain, Monaco, Antibes, St. Tropez and all the other luxury yacht hotspots. This one was developed for extreme regions with a lot of ice around the yacht – not in the cocktail glass. The expedition sailing yacht with the project name POLAR is the largest yacht by volume to date by KM Yachtbuilders. The longest is still the 26m TULIP. The client is an experienced sailor with 10 years sailing experience in cold regions.
The hull has some areas with a thickness of 40mm plus a 25mm ice reinforcement amidships to the bow. Keel and rudder can be completely retracted to protect them from the ice when the yacht is frozen.
Two rotatable carbon masts without stays (wing rig) will power the 85.000 kg yacht through the seas.
Delivery is scheduled for the beginning of 2019. In the mean time, the owner plans a second journey through the Northwest Passage with start in Alaska.
By the way, that KM Yachtbuilders builds strong yachts captured the owner of the Bestevaer 56 ST TRANQUILO who was jailed by ice.
The retractable propulsion system of the yacht (had a side job at the boot in Düsseldorf)
|Length over all:||23.75 m|
|Length Waterline:||21.25 m|
|Draft:||1.50 - 4.65 m|
|Naval Architecture:||Dykstra Naval Architects|
|Rig:||Hall Spars Carbon Wing Rig|
|Clearance Height:||24 m|
|Main Engines:||2 x Doosan L136|