Boreal 44, a long-trip yacht
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.
- 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.