Renowned yacht designer Steve Kozloff designed a new expedition ship with a retro-futuristic aesthetic. The project features sculpted curves with a dramatically accentuated bow, giving the yacht an aesthetic similar to that of a 60s spaceship. The displacement hull is joined by an aluminum superstructure.
Kozloff reveals that his goal was to have panoramic views and a fast hull. “I wanted excellent visibility so that the owner could enjoy the spectacular landscape sailing. I also wanted the ship to be faster and use less fuel, that's why the narrow beam” - he said.
Artic Owl has equipment for ocean expeditions, a helipad and an 850-square-foot hangar to accommodate helicopters. Port and starboard garages can house a U-Boat Worx NEMO submarine, tents and equipment.
The yacht has the capacity to accommodate up to 10 people in 6 cabins, the 2 main ones with panoramic views. There is still room for 6 crew members. The leisure area is equipped with a large swimming pool, far away and a spa on the flybridge.
With two Cummins diesel-electric hybrid engines, it reaches a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots, with a range of 6000 nautical miles. Artic Owl is yet another example of Kozloff's pioneering spirit, which helps potential buyers find exactly what they wanted, even before they knew what it was.