aluminum expedition saillboat

Key features

Blue water cruiser, passagemaker and exploration sailing yacht

"The Ultimate Global Cruiser"


Rugged aluminum sailboat with comfy interior

Powerful hull design

Modern & powerful hull design with form stability, important waterlength, optimized bow knuckle position for navigation among ice

Centerboard and twin-rudders

Aluminum appendages (centerboard, rudders and hull bustle-skeg) with Naca profiles

Twin spade rudders for rough seas enhanced control and "fingertip" steering, lower pilot consumption

Retractable rudders with "kick-up" safety device, and moreover in case of damage by floating debris can be easily removed and fixed without hauling the boat out

Swing-up board moderately ballasted, manual lifting Spectra pendant & tackle (central cockpit 68ST electrical winch available), security pawl

2 auto-pilots : mechanical (electric) on one rudder, hydraulic on the other rudder

Stability, smooth ride

Weights centering, chain locker lowered and moved aft, lead ballast and part of the fuel capacity in hull bustle, engine lower position, constant velocity joint

Cutter rig

Deck and sail plans optimized for shorthanded crew

Optimized cockpit layout for ease of movements and control lines grouped around the 2 steering wheels

Sturdy teak table, roof top with protective extension

Transom arch (solar panels, wind generators, antennas, tender and outboard lifting devices)

Short sugar scoop with tilting platform, ladder for diving, mooring lines on reels

Autonomy and self-sufficiency

Huge autonomy : 2000 liters of fuel eq. to 2500 NM, 1000 l. of water and 100 liters/hour 24 V watermaker

Redundancy and diversified systems e.g. 6 different battery charging devices, 3 different heating systems

Pilot-House

Vast pilothouse with panoramic view

Raised deck-saloon with retractable screen and central stove

Navigation station close to companionway and inside steering (removable 700mm diameter wheel & engine controls)

Watertight door easily closed

2 steps from cockpit down to pilothouse

Comfortable and safe at sea

Strong insulation, double glass. Optimal ventilation for warm regions and reduced condensation in cold high latitudes

Interior layout designed for long or difficult navigations in heavy seas

Smooth transitions between levels (number & stairs location) and areas (wet to dry, cabins intimacy), safe at sea (no wide open spaces or sharp edges), handholds

Ergonomic U shape galley

4 cabins with safe and comfortable berths at sea or at anchor, 2 doubles twin and queen sizes, leeclothes; Fore owner's cabin moved aft (under mast) with desk, bookshelves, hanging locker, dressing table, storages, drawers and lockers. Central "skipper's" cabin with single berth. Large aft starboard cabin, 2 heads, 1 separate shower cabin, sauna.

Numerous lockers and storage capacity
Large engine room and technical bilge to facilitate maintenance

3 watertight bulkheads

Large storage and watertight compartments at both ends of the boat

Enormous "walk-in" forepeak with workbench, vice and spare parts drawers. Watertight compartment and reinforced well structure for bow thruster

Large lazarette with numerous dedicated lockers (propane bottles, gasoline/fuel tanks and jerrycans, diving cylinders, outboard 20 CV engine, rear mooring, liferaft, emergency grab-bag and water jerrycans, etc), emergency exit through interior and cockpit hatches above waterline if rolled over.

"The Ultimate Global Cruiser !
For a pole to pole journey or exploring remote and uncharted areas in high latitudes or Pacific atolls

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