Our first custom project is under construction and scheduled for delivery in spring 2018. It is a 75 - foot Explorer – a sailing research vessel commissioned by the Swiss Werner Siemens Foundation. Intended for use by the Max Planck Institute for chemistry and climate research, the 75 Explorer is designed for long-distance sailing. It can accommodate a crew and scientists living on board for extended periods in various climates ranging from tropical to polar. The vessel’s strong and durable construction enables it to with stand rough seas and extreme weather conditions. To further enhance its advantages, a parallel hybrid drive will be developed, allowing 8 - 9 hours of autarkic operation without contaminating the sampling.
The ocean’s surface is the vital interface between the atmos- phere and the voluminous deep ocean. The most important oceanic processes take place here, be it physical (for example the net absorption of global warmth), or chemical (for example the absorption of fossil CO2 from the atmosphere) or biological (for example the production of phytoplankton and zooplankton).
Professor Dr. Gerald H. Haug, director of the Max Planck ››Institute, Mainz
|Length Overall||21.86 m|
|Length of Waterline||20.84 m|
|Displacement (light)||38.00 t|
|Displacement (max)||44.00 t|
|Mainsail approx.||151 sqm|
|Jib 105 % approx.||142 sqm|
|Engine Diesel||6 cyl, Vetus-Deutz VD 6 -170 125 kW@2400 rpm|
|Generator||Fischerpanda 22.000 PMS 22kW|
|Fuel Tank approx.||4,000 l|
|Freshwater Tank approx.||1,000 l|
|Water Maker TBD approx.||90 l per hour|
|Boat Builder||Michael Schmidt Yachtbau GmbH|
|Naval Architect||Lorenzo Argento Yacht Design|
|Structural Engineering||AMS Italia (Francesco Pelizza)|
This unique 72 ft research vessel has been designed as an economical and hyper-efficient explorer, serving as the ideal base for sophisticated sampling gear to be deployed in all kinds of waters.