The 87.6-metre conversion superyacht Arctic P, was built in 1969 by Schichau Unterweser in 1969 as a deep sea salvage tug. From 1993 to 1995, the tug was converted into a superyacht at Malta Shipyards. Here, we take a look onboard Arctic, of which her interiors were previously under tight wraps.Photo: Tim McKennaThe explorer yacht has been well-maintained and underwent a refit most recently from 2019 to 2020. Living up to her explorer class, Arctic has made several journeys to the Antarctic. She will be available for charter with Y.CO in French Polynesia.Photo: Tim McKenna“Arctic might be new to the charter market, but she’s a seasoned expedition yacht and has taken her owner’s guests to the far reaches of the world. More and more we’re speaking to clients who want to explore more secluded areas and experience out-of-the-ordinary destinations in out-of-the-ordinary ways. For these kinds of requests, a yacht like Arctic, with her six decks of luxury amenities, experienced crew of 28 and collection of adventure-ready toys, is the perfect solution, especially in a place like French Polynesia with its beaches, volcanoes and lagoons to explore,” remarked Yasmine Naitijja of the Y.CO Charter Management Team.Photo: Tim McKennaArctic’s exterior design was penned by Kusch Yachts while her builder Schichau Unterweser completed her naval architecture. During her conversion, Oliver Design took the reins on the interior of this fully-steel superyacht. Her interior is finished in clean neutral tones with a classical styling, lending her a luxurious yet comfortable and family-oriented feeling.Photo: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaAcross her 2,610 GT interior, Arctic accommodates as many as 12 guests across seven staterooms, including an impressive 90 square-metre master suite. Here, a generously-sized bed and both his-and-hers closets and ensuite bathrooms are found. Her remaining accommodation comprises two twins and a double found on her upper deck while her main deck is home to three double staterooms, one of which has its own separate living space with a lounge and study area.Photo: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaArctic hosts an expansive fleet of tenders and toys including eight Jet Skis, four 12-metre tenders, two 9-metre tenders, paddleboards, kayaks, towables, and inflatables. She even has a dive centre and an onboard instructor that divers of all levels can make use of.Photo: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaIf relaxation is calling, Arctic has an array of amenities onboard. A cinema with sensory chairs, a disco, a heated pool with floors adjustable up to 2-metres, and a gym are just some of her standout features. A swim platform makes water access from the superyacht’s transom easy.Photo: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaOn deck, ample space has been designated to alfresco dining and lounging with comfortable seating areas and furnishings found throughout. Arctic has two sun decks for guests to unwind and sunbathe.
Photo: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaPhoto: Tim McKennaIn terms of performance, Arctic has a 10,000 nautical mile range and plenty of storage to make her autonomous for weeks at a time. With her twin Deutz AG RBV 12M 640 diesel engines she has more than 13,000 horsepower, which allows her to cruise at 17 knots.Photo: Tim McKenna