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61m scientific expedition yacht concept Arctic Owl revealed

5 March 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

Yacht designer Steve Kozloff has revealed his latest superyacht concept; the 61 metre expedition yacht Arctic Owl.

Designed for scientific research and exploration, Arctic Owl features a helicopter hangar and dedicated garage to accommodate a U-Boat Worx NEMO Submarine.

Tender garages to port and starboard can hold multiple toys and tenders while the two aft cranes are designed to deploy and retrieve research equipment and land vehicles.

Equipped with a steel, ice class hull and aluminium superstructure, Arctic Owl balances a robust exterior with a luxurious interior. Accommodation is for a total of 10 guests in six staterooms and staff of six crew.

Panoramic windows for far-reaching ocean views are found at the stern and bridge while a spa is located on the flybridge. The large swimming pool at the bow is fitted with a hard cover, which seals the pool when not in use.

Powered by two Cummins hybrid diesel-electric engines, Arctic Owl has a top speed of 18 knots and cruising speed of 16 knots, providing a transatlantic range of 6000 nautical miles.

It comes after Kozloff revealed a 117 metre expedition yacht concept capable of carrying four helicopters named Alexis.