Caribu, a concept of polar expedition superyacht sailboat

Here's a concept whose design is reminiscent of old galleons. With its three masts and a hull specially designed for polar expeditions, Caribu is intended for long voyages around the globe.

Caribu is a polar expedition yacht concept designed by designer Steve Kozloff. The latter has developed a whole range of Explorer yachts called Goliath Series, motor superyachts (some of which are sail-assisted) with a steel hull approved for the polar class.

Caribu is a 113 m long sailing boat with six decks and equipped with three masts carrying more than 3000 m2 of sails. Its steel hull and superstructure have been designed to enable it to sail even in the coldest waters. The designer has also developed a system that would allow the de-icing of the masts and yards, similar to the de-icing system used on aircraft. The handrails and doors are also equipped with a heating system to prevent icing.

The main feature of this concept is its huge airstrip with a surface area of almost 180 m2. Its hangar can accommodate up to 3 small helicopters or two larger machines. Two winches also allow the handling of heavy aircraft.

With its inverted sheer, Caribu has a much higher freeboard bow, which should offer a better passage at sea. These superstructure lines - with lots of glazing - are reminiscent of an old galleon. Inside, the layout is spread over many levels, with curved bulkheads.

There is a huge 200 m2 owner's suite on board with its private swimming pool at the back. The latter is covered by a rigid structure invented by the designer that will allow you not to have to drain the water during difficult conditions. There are also several side terraces to enjoy the sea.

Caribu still offers two Master suites and can accommodate a total of up to 14 guests and a crew of 20 in total luxury. For safety, two lifeboats can be quickly released to accommodate all passengers.

At the rear is the spa so the roof retracts. The spacious flybridge which houses a helm station is also equipped with a generous sunbathing area for 6 people.

Its large garage installed across the entire width of the boat can accommodate numerous tenders and a whole range of nautical toys.

Caribu is capable of sailing at a speed of 15 knots over a distance of 6?000 miles only with its diesel propulsion. But its range can be further increased by using a diesel-electric hybrid system to complement the sails. Under sail, the superyacht should sail at a speed of 20 knots.

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