Inside the converted 87.6-meter Arctic explorer

First converted from a former tugboat into a luxury yacht explorer in 1993, interior of 87.6 metres. North Pole It has always been tightly hidden due to the yacht’s ultra-private nature. Now, with the yacht joining the charter market for the first time, Y.CO has revealed a first glimpse of the luxury Explorer cabin.

North Pole It has six bids

All photos courtesy of Tim McKenna

North Pole It began its life as a deep-sea salvage tugboat and was one of two vessels serving together as the flagship of the Bugsier Salvage Fleet. It was purchased by an Australian owner in 1993 who set out to work on rebuilding the ship into a luxury explorer, an important assignment that took place in Malta under the supervision of Kusch Yachts. Her name has been changed arctic p.

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Managed by Y.CO, North Pole You will be sailing in French Polynesia in 2022

a lot of them The exterior of the tugboat has been retained with a 50mm steel coating added on the bow to allow it to tackle areas such as the Arctic and Antarctica. A range of 20,000 nautical miles and a fuel capacity of 1.4 million liters makes the ship worthy of its Explorer status.

Beach house on board North Pole

Now sailing under the name North Pole, The ship can accommodate 12 guests in total with a crew of 28 people. Guests are split between seven cabins consisting of a forward-facing Owner’s Suite of 90 square metres, and a VIP Suite on the main deck, with three couples and two twins.

The main deck aft, known as the ‘Beach House’, provides a multifunctional conservation area for a variety of activities. A heated pool and jacuzzi sit side by side and were installed as part of an eight-month renovation undertaken in 2015. The height of the pool floor can be adjusted at the touch of a button to allow two meters of diving. When not in use, both pools can be covered as they sit on the same deck with the surrounding teak deck and the dining table can be lowered to create a single space to entertain a large number of guests.

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The area also offers direct access to the sea via its swimming platform which also serves as a launching pad for its range of rides and tenders. North Pole Features eight jet skis, six tenders (including 14m Endeavor, 13m Custom Tender, 12m Donzie Fishing Tours, 10m Riva and Seadoo Ski Boat) plus SeaBobs, paddleboards, kayaks and a fully equipped dive center with instructor dives. in hand.

The master suite occupies 90 square meters of the owner’s deck

Other than the beach house, there are a number of places to relax and eat around North Pole. Upstairs back guests will find a height-adjustable dining table for 12 seats or a formal dining table inside that provides a secondary option in case of inclement weather. The upper deck, known as “Monkey Island,” offers 360-degree views with forward-facing seating, low drop tables for morning coffee, and a casual dining area. Meanwhile, the sun terrace, located above the beach house, offers plentiful sunbeds and sun decks shaded by parasols.

Inside, its interior is warm and traditional and was designed by C. Kidston and A. Sassoon. Highlights include a gym, library located on the owner’s rooftop, and a multisensory cinema complete with a high-tech sound system and rocking chairs.

The cinema offers a multi-sensory experience with rocking chairs

In 2015, the owners of luxury scout yachts became North Pole He ventured into the Antarctic to set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest journey south. They set the record at 677 nautical miles from the South Pole and even earned a Voyager Award at the 2015 World Superyacht Awards for the voyage. Although, in 2022 North Pole The frozen fields will be replaced by the warm waters of French Polynesia.

North Pole It is run by Y.CO with charters starting at €325,000 per week.

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