Polar Explorer with the comfort of a superyacht is a trend in yacht design that is gaining popularity with every year. Steve Kozloff, a California-based designer, has always had a passion for superyachts, not just yachts, but long-haul and full-displacement expedition yachts. Previously, he has already presented several ideas: among them is the 117-meter long Alexis with a garage for two submarines, and the 113-meter ice-class Caribù sailboat with hangars for three helicopters, and many others.
The new Arctic Owl concept will be part of the Goliath range of expedition yachts. They all have ice-class hulls that can withstand the harshest sea conditions. Arctic Owl is 61 meters long, but not very wide for better fuel economy. In addition to the traditional steel hull with full displacement, it has an aluminum superstructure and a sharp nose that easily handles the ice crust of Arctic waters. The exterior of the vessel is made in a retro-futuristic style. The unusual silhouette combines broken lines and curves, giving the yacht the look of a spaceship from the 60s.
Arctic Owl’s motto is to run away from everyone to the ends of the world! Indeed, the ship will allow you to travel comfortably to the most remote and even lost corners of the globe. Arctic Owl has all the equipment you need for ocean expeditions. There will be a helipad with a hangar for repairs, as well as garages for tenders and the U-Boat Worx Nemo submarine. On the port side there will be beams for lifting and launching expedition equipment and floating craft. The yacht will be powered by two Cummins hybrid diesel-electric engines. The maximum speed will be 18 knots, and the cruising speed – 16. And the main pride: at one refueling the vessel will be able to cover up to 6 thousand nautical miles.
Arctic Owl has not forgotten about the second important component of the concept – superyacht-level comfort. The spacious flybridge will be used for a spa and wellness center, complementing the onboard entertainment with a large indoor pool and a lounge area in the bow of the yacht. Arctic Owl will be able to accommodate ten guests in six cabins, of which two will be represented by master suites with panoramic views. The yacht will be serviced by a crew of six.
Steve Kozloff’s concepts so far only live on paper. However, he believes that such a vessel could be of interest to a person who loves to explore distant corners of the world, rather than having parties on board.Return