MSY in Germany has started construction of a fascinating 72 ft explorer, ordered by the Siemens Foundation in Switzerland. This ultra-clean, wind-powered research vessel will be used worldwide to study biogeochemical cycles in the ocean´s surface and interior from the tropics to polar regions.
|Length Overall||21.86 m|
|Length of Waterline||20.84 m|
|Displacement (light)||38.00 t|
|Displacement (max)||44.00 t|
|Mainsail approx.||151 sqm|
|Jib 105 % approx.||142 sqm|
|Engine Diesel||6 cyl, Vetus-Deutz VD 6 -170 125 kW@2400 rpm|
|Generator||Fischerpanda 22.000 PMS 22kW|
|Fuel Tank approx.||4,000 l|
|Freshwater Tank approx.||1,000 l|
|Water Maker TBD approx.||90 l per hour|
|Boat Builder||Michael Schmidt Yachtbau GmbH|
|Naval Architect||Lorenzo Argento Yacht Design|
|Structural Engineering||AMS Italia (Francesco Pelizza)|
This unique 72 ft research vessel has been designed as an economical and hyper-efficient explorer, serving as the ideal base for sophisticated sampling gear to be deployed in all kinds of waters.