Our New Expedition Yacht

A tough aluminum sailboat to explore high latitudes
and support scientific and adventure expeditions ...

About the boat

Plans & Specifications

UPDATE 24 SEPTEMBER 2003:

Seal lauched today!

While most of the boats at Great Bay Marine are being hauled for the winter, we launched Seal for the first time today. Everything went perfectly, though we're still way above our lines because we still have about 7 tons of interior furnishings and mast, sails, food and water to add.

We plan to be in the water for about a week, commissioning the engine and testing all the mechanical systems before hauling for a winter of carpentry.

In the Travel Lift, ready to go ...


Hamish opening a bottle of Piper Heidseick for King Neptune ... with a winch handle. (Yes, that's the cork off to the right.)


“I name this boat 'Seal' ...”



leaving the slip


First voyage: Great Bay Marine's tugboat took us on the hip to the float, where we comissioned our engine.


Hamish at the helm (that's Great Bay's tugboat to starboard)


Seal in the Piscataqua River, coming up to the dock



Seal "at keel" (we put the 5-ton keel in the mud rather than setting the anchor) in Great Bay, NH



Seal "at keel"


Photos from the build:

14 JUL || 17 JUL || 3 AUG || 17 AUG || 28 AUG || 12 SEP || 28 SEP || 13 OCT

23 NOV || 14 DEC || 1 JAN

24 SEP (launch) || 3 OCT (scoot) || 3 OCT (positioning) || 3 OCT (haulout)

16 APRIL (interior)

About the boat

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