Boreal 44, a long-trip yacht

BOREAL, #001

The Boréal 44 is a 13.80m yacht, lifting keel aluminium construction. She is a world reference in the long-trip yachts.

The construction includes an ice icebreaker stem and two watertight bulkheads, one at the front, one at the back,to provide compartmentalisation in case of flooding.

A doghouse with a watertight door provides a 360° view on the deck, increasing both security and comfort, and enabling the crew to maintain long watch. 

3 double cabins can comfortably accommodate 6 people. A Refleks oil stove with radiators in each cabin ensures a dry and warm interior; much appreciated for navigation farther north.

600l of diesel and 800l of water (plus an extra additional 120l of water and 80l of diesel for emergency) provide a long autonomy.


- Sail set - main, genoa, staysail, storm staysail and spinnaker;

- Volvo Penta 75cv turbo diesel engine;

- Rocna 73lb anchor plus Fortress 21lb with 100m chain;

- NKE Electronics and autopilot;

- Electronic chart reader and weather routing module; paper charts as all good electronics can fail;

- VHF, Radar Furuno long range;

- AIS Class B receiver/transponder for receiving and transmitting AIS target data (position, bearing, speed), giving improved situational awareness and better collision avoidance;

- Inmarsat Fleet Broadband satellite communication for satphone; broadband internet; weather file reception;

- Iridium handheld satellite phone for emergencies;

- COSPAS EPIRB satellite distress beacon;

- Inflatable lifejackets and harness;

- Life raft Plastimo Transocean 8 people;

- Immersion survival suits;

- Diving equipment;

- Fisher Panda electricity generator and wind generator;

- Inflatable tender with aluminium hull; 15cv outboard engine;

- Spare inflatable tender with 5cv outboard engine;

- Ice tuks to help with growlers and bergy bits;

- Signal pistol, flares and one .375 rifle for polar bear protection.

September 4, 2016

[Boreal ABE 2016] N°10, Wednesday 31st August 2016 to Saturday 3rd September 2016, Isafjordur

After sleeping off the rigours of our crossing back to Isafjordur, we all set about the huge task of preparing Boreal for winter. Apart from the obvious cleaning out of the cabins and living space, all sails had to be dried and folded, ropes rinsed and wound, and a multitude of equipment cleaned and stored. Read More …

August 31, 2016

[Boreal ABE 2016] N°9, Tuesday 30th August 2016, Denmark Strait – N67*34′ W22*42′ – to Isafjordur

Although the previous blogger rose early with Guillaume and Greg as they got Boreal out to sea, in the grip of the rising gale she became somewhat indisposed and so handed this blog over to someone more sturdy …. After a windy night at anchor, we left Kap Dalton on Monday morning, 6:30am, with a Read More …

August 30, 2016

Boreal ABE 2016 N°8, Sunday 28th August 2016, Kap Dalton, Amdrup lagoon – N69*25′ W24*07′

Next morning, heading out of Turner Sound we spotted three hump-backed whales – two adults and a calf – moving lazily on the surface. It was fantastic to see them blowing water high in the air and raising their huge tails as they dived deeper. We followed them in the fjord for some time. It Read More …

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