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'Qilak' the Owen Clarke 66' aluminium lifting keel, sailing expedition yacht - launched in 2018 at KM Yacht-Builders is available for sale and handover at the end of this seasons' charter commitments. Designed and built specifically for commerical charter, expeditions for scientists, as well as a 'go anywhere' explorer yacht for groups and private use especially in the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic.

'Qilak' is capable of transiting the North-West Passage, over-wintering in high latitudes and able to enter shallow bays/harbours with her lifting keel and, combined with twin rudders enables her to layup safely in boatyards in remote parts of the world. Water, fuel, storage, heating and power generation can be a matter of survival, not just comfort, when over-wintering and so a good deal of thought and design work went into the aspects.

The main engine and generators do not rely on a raw sea water supply that can be blocked by ice, but are instead cooled using an internal Glycol filled heat exchanger. The diesel tanks are built into the structure of the yacht and separated from the outside hull plating.

This is the pilot house interior of the aluminium lifting keel, sailing expedition yacht Qilak. Qilak was launched in 2018 at KM Yacht-Builders is available for sale through OC Performance Yacht Brokers.

Access to the pilot house is through an exterior cuddy, then a watertight door to the two watch-keeping positions port and starboard. Moving forward at the same level there is a demountable table/seating system that allows this area to be used for work/dining at sea.

Accessed through another watertight door down into the hull there is accommodation for the crew of three, plus a workshop space/cabin available for a fourth crew/guide/ice pilot. Guest accommodation consists of two double berths (convertible to triple) and two twin berth cabins, each with plentiful storage, a computer desk and sink beneath. Aft, a large main saloon capable of seating twelve for meals is also used for briefings and reviewing the days' media on a large flat screen. The interior is comfortable and functional and includes extensive use of eco-sustainable bamboo to create a modern minimalist feel.

'Qilak' has two showers and two heads in separate compartments and is surely one of the few yachts of this size with a sauna and a urinal. There is tender stowage in the stern garage for a 2.85m Williams inflatable jet tender and further stowage in the cavernous forepeak for a second large rollaway Zodiac military spec inflatable.

This is one of the two convertible twin/double cabins in the interior of Qilak designed for charter guests. Designed by Owen Clarke Design, Qilak, now for sale, was built to MGN 280 specifically for commercial charter, expeditions for scientists, as well as a 'go anywhere' blue water explorer yacht.

LOA: 20.07m
LWL: 19.75m
Beam: 6.14m
Draught: 1.70 m - 3.57 m
Displacement: 44T
Material: Aluminium
Engine: Steyr 150hp
Cabins: 4 x 2 person guest cabins, 1 x skippers double, 1 x crew twin
Heads amenities: 2 x electric toilet, 1 x urinal, 2 x shower, 1 x sauna
Sail area upwind: 247sqm
Sail area downwind: 474 sqm
Diesel: 4800L
Fresh water: 3730L
Grey/black water: 1300L
Category: MCA Cat 0 Unlimited operating area
Price: 1,995,000.00 Euro ex VAT

Picture showing the main machinery space of the sailboat Qilak which is for sale by OC Brokerage Services. Ice strengthened sailing yachts designed and built for cruising in the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic come up for sale very rarely.


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