North Atlantic, Arctic Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Norway, Scotland, Faeroes
Narwhal is a 15m Bruce Roberts designed Voyager 495 launched in 2004. She is British flagged MCA Cat 0 coded vessel designed for ocean sailing and extended expeditions to remote regions. Her strong steel hull is ideal to support expeditions into the icy Arctic waters. On deck, she is designed for safe and efficient sailing while her generous aft deck seating is an ideal spot for whale and bird watching or quiet contemplation. Below deck, her layout is spacious with identical twin guest cabins to port and starboard. Narwhal is available for custom expeditions and is an ideal support vessel for outdoor adventures such as sea kayaking, mountaineering & ski tours, wildlife watching and photography, as well as environmental research.
An expedition yacht provides you with a practical and sustainable way to access remote areas. Narwhal offers a self-sufficient base whilst travelling for extended periods away from civilisation. Narwhal has comfortable living and sleeping space for 6 people and plenty of room to stow your equipment. She provides warm and comfortable living accommodation, cooking facilities, space to stow expedition or scientific equipment, room to work, plan, edit video footage and debrief, enabling you to get the most out of your adventure or research. The boat is equipped with the latest satellite communications technology, we use these to get our weather reports and details of the latest ice conditions, but they also enable you to access your email accounts and share results, reports and updates with home and the rest of the world.
57ft Expedition yacht, Narwhal, has twin forward cabins, each with two berths, and a large stern cabin. This is one of the favourite places, as it makes me feel like you’re onboard a pirate ship every time you walk in. Narwhal also has a well-equipped galley, a communal saloon and an extra cosy additional seating area. This is where the diesel heater is installed. Hmm, comfy seating area and nice cosy heater… a cup of tea and a good book anyone? The nav station is equipped for all eventualities; from the computer system with its top of the line routing software for when we just have to get to the next adventure as quickly as possible. As well as the satellite communication system which means we can keep in touch via email wherever we are. To the paper charts, dividers and sextant for practising our traditional skills. Don’t forget to add the deviation, she is steel.
Designed to be self-sufficient whilst sailing off-shore and exploring for extended periods in remote regions, Narwhal has a water-maker as well as large freshwater and fuel tanks and plenty of room to store food and all of the equipment necessary for adventuring when we reach our destination. If the wind doesn’t blow then she has a 105hp Volvo engine to push us along and a generator to keep the lights on. One of our winter upgrades for Narwhal is a solar and wind power system to enable us to generate power more sustainably.
On deck Narwhal has a large cutter rig with fully battened mainsail, furling genoa and furling self-tacking staysail. She has a dog house so that we can shelter out of the elements when things get chilly on deck. I am particularly looking forward to putting the ‘dolphin spotting’ pulpit on the bow to good use. She also has a swimming platform at the back, ideal for launching kayaks, SUPs or the odd foiling boat.
Narwhal provides the perfect, self-sufficient base whilst travelling for extended periods away from civilisation. Narwhal has comfortable living and sleeping space for 6 people and plenty of room to stow your equipment. She provides warm and comfortable living accommodation, cooking facilities, room to work, plan, edit video footage and debrief, enabling you to get the most out of your adventure or research. The boat is equipped with the latest satellite communications technology, we use these to get our weather reports and details of the latest ice conditions, but they also enable you to access your email accounts and share results, reports and updates with home and the rest of the world. There is plenty of space down below to stow expedition gear such as skis, mountaineering equipment, ice axes, filming equipment or dive gear. Her wide decks offer room to transport kayaks, surfboards, SUPs or bikes. The swimming platform at the rear of the boat makes launching kayaks or surfboards at any location easy. We also have a 4.3m rib which can ferry people and equipment to and from the shore.
Do you have a dream adventure?
Would boat support make it possible? Narwhal is an ideal and affordable expedition base with room on board for up to 6 members of your expedition party and plenty of space to carry your equipment. Prices start from £6000 for whole boat charter with skipper, crew and food included. Will it be a world first, an unclimbed peak a film project or the adventure of a lifetime? Which will you take on?
FEATURES ONBOARD4m inflatable dinghy with 9.9hp engine for excursions ashore
2 sit on top Kayaks (room for 4 sea kayaks on dedicated kayak tours)
2 inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards
Dive compressor and snorkel equipment
Swimming platform with hot and cold shower
On Deck Barbecue
Projector and DVD Library
12v and 240v charging stations
*Services provided at extra charge on pro-rata usage basis