‘PHILOS’

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.

expedition yacht philos interior
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
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