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Instantly recognizable around the world with her distinctive and powerful profile, the 87-meter long Arctic is a record breaking expedition superyacht newly available on the charter market.
Originally built in 1969 in Germany as the Arctic Research, she was one of the world’s largest and strongest rescue tugs. (In 1972, she even came to the rescue of the famous Lindblad Explorer in Antarctica.) In 1993, she began her conversion into a private expedition superyacht. She has been owned by the same family ever since.
EYOS has been proud to work with Arctic on several expeditions in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. In 2014, Arctic set sail for the most ambitious expedition a superyacht can undertake. During a four week journey to the Ross Sea, she set a world record for the furthest south that any vessel has ever achieved in history at 78° 43.0336’ S 163° 42.1317’ W – just 677 miles from the South Pole. Arctic’s Captain, Russell Pugh, and her crew were subsequently awarded the International Superyacht Society’s Distinguished Crew award.
Her rugged exterior is matched by a supremely comfortable interior that feels like stepping into a plush family home, and her professional, longstanding 28-member crew have served on board for years. Recent renovations have kept the yacht thoroughly modern, including an expansive beach club with an in-deck swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a full dive center and beach club. Ample deck space ensures Arctic is equally at home whether in the Tropics or the Polar regions. A spacious 90m2 Owner’s Suite is one of the 7 cabins onboard.
Arctic is truly a unique, extraordinary yacht that has the pedigree, atmosphere and capability that few vessels can match. Chartering her welcomes you into her storied history and allows you to write the next chapter.