In response to a high level of enquiries from sailors wanting to sail up or down into the high latitudes. We are now launching the Kraken Explorer range, the first of which will be the Kraken 50 Explorer, followed shortly by K58 and K66 versions. Because all Kraken’s are very heavily laid up with 17 to 22 layers of composites including Aramid Fibres (Kevlar as it is commonly known). The construction, resistance to damage and puncture is already far greater than that of 5 or 6 mm aluminium. FRP composites do not suffer from all the corrosion problems and the paint adhesion issues that befall most yachts constructed from aluminium.
Although Kraken’s hull and construction methods are already well suited for high latitude sailing and the probability of collision with ice, the Kraken Explorer range will further enhance the impact resistance, resilience and suitability of the yacht for voyaging into the colder climes of the high latitudes.
Extra features of the Explorer range
• An interior helm control is fitted at the pilot station, providing the ability to make sharp deviations from course to avoid ice, lobster pots or other obstructions.
• A 5mm stainless steel bow plate with a 10mm ‘breaker’ spine, bonded to the stem from 25cm above the waterline to 40cm below.
• Aramid woven fibres are built into the composition of the lay-up, a metre either side of the centre line from 30cm above the waterline to the aft end of bottom of the keel and rudder skeg.
• The inside of the hull is insulated with 25mm closed cell polyurethane foam from 25cm above the waterline to the bilges. The topsides from 25cm above the waterline already, comprising a 25mm structural foam layer.
• A 12mm stainless steel cable is installed from the back of the keel to the skeg. Installed to prevent ice, ropes and fishing nets from fouling the prop. This has dual pelican hooks clips so that the cable can be removed.
• Full Webasto diesel heating system.
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