By Rachel Cormack
Renowned yacht designer Steve Kozloff has added yet another feather to his cap, and it comes in the form of a striking new expedition vessel.
The California-based engineer, who founded the Goliath polar-explorer series, designed the aptly named Arctic Owl for scientific research and global exploration. As such, the 200-footer will ferry seafarers to the farthest reaches while keeping them in the lap of luxury.
The vessel’s design has a retrofuturist aesthetic. The singular silhouette pairs sculpted curves with a dramatic sharp bow, giving the yacht the ocean-going equivalent of a ’60s-era spaceship. It sports a steel ice-class full displacement hull that can power through the most challenging waters of the Arctic, along with an aluminum superstructure.
“I was driven by the goal of having panoramic vistas and a fast hull,” Kozloff told Robb Report via email. “I wanted excellent visibility so that the owner can enjoy the spectacular scenery they will be sailing to. I also wanted the ship to be faster and use less fuel hence the narrow beam.”Continue reading… “This Futuristic, 200-Foot Hybrid Expedition Yacht Concept Can Go 6,000 Miles on a Single Tank”