Xplore is a sailing vessel specifically designed and built for the extreme conditions of the Southern Ocean, as proven in Antarctica, and two circumnavigations. A fast, heavy-weather sailing yacht, Xplore has strong motoring capabilities for when time and conditions demand.
Xplore is self-sufficient at sea and in remote areas for extended periods of time; Xplore has generous fuel and water capabilities, with areas above and below decks for the demands of an expedition support platform.
It is important for the high latitude sailing and exploring we do, that Xplore is constructed of steel, high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) for durability in ice and rock-strewn regions. At 20.42 meters (67-ft.), with a 14-person capacity (including crew) Xplore has a comfortable layout which provides space and privacy within the 6 cabin layout.
Below there is a warmth and comfort conducive to long periods away, particularly in high latitude and polar regions. Xplore was carefully chosen after a world-wide search, then commenced a 10 month re-fit and modifications to customize it for the south.
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Length: 67 feet - 18.6m
Beam: 17 feet – 5.26m
Deck and coach house: 316 stainless
Hull material: HSLA steel
Designer: David Thomas
Builder: Devonport Yachts Ltd.
Xplore was built to international survey standards for ocean going sailing.
Experienced sailors and novices alike will recognize Xplore as 'the right boat for the job' with the overall feel of a practical, well laid out, immensely robust and very seaworthy yacht.