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.

Equipment

- 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.