Our New Expedition Yacht

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

About the boat

Plans & Specifications

UPDATE 23 NOVEMBER 2002:

Work continues at Kanter Yachts in Ontario. More than a month has gone by since our last update - a month filled with details and decisions. The hull is now all fully welded, the tanks tested, diesel tanks filled: stage 1 is almost complete.

Now filled with lead ... the keel is going in


the keel in the keel case


Manfred Kanter Jr. TIG welding the pulpit


Steve Van Ymeren and Bob Clark fitting the gantry


Robin Laird returned from England to put in the wood he'd prepared in September


Saloon window frames


And the reason for those furring strips ... Fred Wilkinson from Great Northern Insulation came in and sprayed foam over all the aluminum surfaces, achieving three and a half inches of insulation against the hull. When we come to build the interior, all the woodwork will hang off these strips, so there is no direct contact (and dripping condensation) between the metal hull and the inside of the boat.


Raised saloon looking aft


Forepeak and chain locker



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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