The new 24m expedition sailing yacht NanuQ is a design by the well-known studio Dykstra Naval Architects.

Usually, sailing yachts in sizes of 24m can be found in Spain, Monaco, Antibes, St. Tropez and all the other luxury yacht hotspots. NanuQ was developed for extreme regions with a lot of ice around the yacht – not in the cocktail glass. The expedition sailing yacht 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 ten years of sailing experience in cold regions.

Nanuq KM Yachtbuilders Explorer Sailing Yacht

The hull has some areas with a thickness of 40mm plus a 25mm ice reinforcement amidships to the bow. Keel and rudder can be retracted entirely 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 meantime, the owner plans a second journey through the Northwest Passage with a 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)

Nanuq KM Yachtbuilders Explorer Sailing Yacht Retractable Propulsion

Main Specifications of NanuQ

Length over all:23.75 m
Length Waterline:21.25 m
Beam:7.26 m
Draft:1.50 - 4.65 m
Ballast:13.500 kg
Displacement:85.000 kg
Naval Architecture:Dykstra Naval Architects
Rig:Hall Spars Carbon Wing Rig
Clearance Height:24 m
Main Engines:2 x Doosan L136