‘Philos’

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Based in the Northern hemisphere ‘PHILOS’ is a steel hulled, schooner rigged yacht. She carries a comprehensive range of safety, operational and navigational equipment. A 75hp Perkins diesel engine powers the vessel and she is equipped with a zodiac tender. She sails beautifully and has a powerful engine to push her along when needed.

 

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Specifications & Features
• Engines:
-   Main 80hp Perkins marine diesel engine
-   Generator 2 kva Honda portable
• Bombard Commando C3 – 15hp Yamaha
• Zodiac Mark 3 – 15hp Yamaha
• Safety rails all round

Living:
• 5 comfortable passenger berths
• 240 volt electricity (110 volt conversion available)
• Large saloon area
• CD and DVD player
• Deck lights for efficient night work
• Diesel heating throughout

Electronics:
• Full navigation equipment:
• Radar – Furuno
• Depth sounder – Furuno
• GPS – Furuno GP32
• Auto pilot – TMQ
• World-wide integrated electronic charts
• Iridium satellite phone
• Radios – HF (long distance) and marine VHF (close range)
• SCUBA Dive tanks

 

Expedition Installations
• Bombard Commando C3 – 15hp Yamaha
• Zodiac Mark 3 – 15hp Yamaha
• Cultri-sub MCH-6 dive compressor
• Dive weight
• Customised topographic cartography for specific Mountaineering or scientific expedition needs
• Customised satellite SWATH to order on location & real time satellite imagery

 

Scientific Installations
• Forecasting:
-   Wind speed and direction
-   Air temperature
-   Barometric pressure
-   Relative humidity
-   Precipitation
-   Cloud cover
-   Snow fall
-   Sea surface temperature
-   Sea state
-   Swell direction height & whitecap probability
• NOAA satellite live weather imagery receiving capability world over:
-   Accurate coastline overlay on all pictures.
-   Thermal readout/image colouring.
-   Integrated Ocean depth 2 nml intervals & land elevation display.
-   Overlay of wind information.
• ENVISAT satellite real time ice extent imagery
-   Mapping ice sheet characteristics and dynamics.
-   Mapping sea ice distribution and dynamics.
-   Spatial resolution of 150m
-   Accurate coastline overlay overlay on all pictures.
-   100km swath.
-   GIS enabled (GPS overlay for vessel to navigate on directly.
• Customised topographic cartography for specific Mountaineering or scientific expedition needs
• Customised satellite SWATH to order on location & real time satellite imagery


Tour around the yacht – Check out the Galley, Cabins work & storage areas.

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Waterline

At 14m (48′) and with either a full set of sails up or the powerful 75hp Perkins engine pushing her along the vessel offers a wonderful sailing experience.

COMING SOON

Cabins

Philos’ has two double cabins and three single bunks with a maximum of 5 passengers. Also plenty of storage space for personal gear. The double beds have timber dividers for those who don’t want to get too friendly. All bunks have removable sides for rough weather.

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Galley

The galley includes double sink, gimbled oven, ample working area. Bon appetit…

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Saloon

The generous saloon table seats 10 in comfort and sets a good atmosphere for social gatherings.

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On deck

Safety rails all round provide a safe and comfortable deck area. The large folksal hatch can facilitate bulky equipment. The flush deck provides good working space.

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Up top

Steps running up the mast offers a great position for photography and wildlife spotting.