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
Beam 6.00 m
Draft 3.20 m
Displacement (light) 38.00 t
Displacement (max) 44.00 t
Ballast 12.00 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
Yacht Design
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.

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