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

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 main pilot house and interior is via the exterior cuddy, through a watertight door to the two internal raised watch-keeping positions port and starboard. Moving forward there is a demountable table/seating system that allows this area to be used for either scientific work, sheltered viewing (through the expansive triple glazed windows) or as a secondary lounge dining area.

The main interior space is accessed through the pilot house from a further internal watertight door. The main accommodation is laid out and consists of the crew quarters aft, a twin cabin to port and a skippers/owners cabin to starboard with a convertible double berth. A further workshop/cabin with space available for a fourth crew/guide/ice pilot. Guest accommodation is forward and consists of two double berth cabins (convertible to triple) and two twin berth cabins, each with plentiful storage, a computer desk and vanity unit. Amidships, the main saloon is capable of seating twelve for meals or for briefings and reviewing the days' media on a large flat monitor screen. The interior is warm comfortable and functional and includes extensive use of eco-sustainable bamboo, soft neutral tone fabrics creating a modern contemporary feel. The main galley is situated to port and is adjacent to the saloon and includes, larder, utensils/crockery storage, refrigeration, utilities space, stainless steel work surfaces and integral double sink, electric 4 x ring hob and oven, and a foldaway worktop extension.

'Qilak' has two showers, two heads in self contained compartments and is surely one of the few yachts of this size with a separate urinal and a sauna for two. There is dedicated tender stowage in the stern garage for a 2.85m Williams inflatable jet tender (not included in inventory) and further stowage in the cavernous fitted out forepeak for a second large rollaway Zodiac military spec inflatable and all the essential equipment needed for sailing and exploring remote locations around the world.

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 was  built 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

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.


  • Full suite of  North Sails
  • Full Batten Mainsail 3Di Endurance 760 L 29,400 Dpi
  • Furling Jib with Battens NPL Tour UltraX NorLam NLU505
  • Furling Inner Jib w/ Battens 3Di Endurance 760 L 29,400 Dpi
  • Furling Yankee NPL Tour Xi White NorLam Xi09 CRW
  • Storm Jib Polyester High Visibility 10oz Storm Orange
  • Storm Trysail Polyester High Visibility 10oz Storm Orange
  • G2 Running Gennaker NorLon NY250 (NO250)
  • Sparcraft Aluminium Mast 
  • Rod standing rigging
  • Facnor Lock on furling Yankee and furling Staysail
  • Sailtec Hydraulics 
  • Sparcraft Spinnaker pole


  • Harken winches
  • 1 x Harken 50, 2 speed on mast
  • 2 x Harken 70, 2 speed electric  
  • 2 x Harken 70, 2 speed manual
  • 1 x Harken 50,  2 speed electrical
  • 2 x Rocna 70 Kg anchor
  • 2 x 14mm anchor chains 100m
  • 2 x Lewmar windlass
  • 2 x Steering wheel and pedestal with compass and electronic lever power engine control
  • 1 x electronic level power control in the pilot house


  • Fully equipped galley;
  • Bosch oven and 4 ring hob
  • Bosch washing machine and dryer
  • Bosch Fridge & 2 x Deep freezer
  • Spacious saloon seating 12 w/ Sony Oled TV 55
  • Artik Blue Flame Diesel Stove
  • 2 x double/triple guest cabins
  • 2 x twin guest cabins
  • Crew cabin - 3 berth
  • Workshop/crew cabin
  • 2 x shower + heads
  • Fusion Stereo
  • Pilot house for navigation and additional seating area


  • B &G instruments
  • B&G Zeus display, Radar, instrument, AIS
  • B&G Autopilot
  • Electrical system 24v DC, 12v DC and 230v AC
  • 3 x lithium ion 24v batteries
  • 1 x starting Genset 12v battery
  • 2 x 24v batteries starting main engine
  • 2 x 12v batteries navigation
  • 2 x 12v power batteries
  • 1 x Mastervolt   Complete system control by C-Zone
  • 1 x B&G VHF Radio
  • 1 x Furuno USB Radio


  • Steyer SE156E32 6 Cylinder main diesel engine
  • Wes-mekam 4 blades, variable ptch propeller
  • Fisherpanda Genset 8kva
  • Hydraulic lifting keel (1,7m to 3,7m)
  • 4000 L Fuel (5 x tanks)
  • 4000 litre water (4 x tanks)
  • 750 litre Black tank
  • 750 litre Grey tank
  • 2 x Webasto central heating system
  • Bilge and alarm for each compartment



  • 12 x survival suit
  • 17 x Marinepool life jackets solas 300N with harness 
  • 13 x mobile beacon
  • 2 x Viking Life raft 6 people
  • 3 x Seasafe Radeau ocean pro compact KHA-6
  • 1 x Irridium GOPRO
  • 1 x Imarsat Furuno
  • 2 x Epirb Sart Wata
  • 1 x MCA regulation First Aid Kit
  • All safety equipment in accordance with MCA regulation (inspection in 2018) and Belgian commercial regulation


  • Zodiac Milpro tender 10 people
  • Yamaha 9.9 engine
  • Fenders and Mooring lines
  • Tender garage
  • Workshop
  • Fore peak for storage



Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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