Expedition Yacht Unveiled
If you were wondering where you could store your four helicopters, submarine and a couple of lifeboats then look no further than the planned and recently unveiled Kosatka. A 295-foot (90m), high-spec expedition vessel proposed by yacht designer Steve Kozloff, designed to house a 736-square-metre aircraft hangar as well as storage for those two lifeboats and that submarine.
Described as ‘one of the most formidable yachts of her size” with aluminium superstructure and steel, ice-classed hull, Kosatka is set to “endure the intensity of driving through moderate multi-year ice conditions.”
With six decks, large forwards swimming pool with retractable cover and accommodation to suit 14 guests, Kosatka will also be built for ultimate comfort. Guests can either take in the views from the aft lounge positioned right at the waterline or from one of the many relaxation areas.
The idea is that Kosatka will require only a scant crew with comfortable quarters to suit four, so she will be a fairly quiet vessel, designed to run at optimum efficiency. However, she should suit longer expeditions, with an anticipated range of 22,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, she could reach anything up to 76-days at sea so the more adventurous guests can reach those most remote corners of the globe.