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Watch: A superyacht for the super-rich designed to take on polar icebergs

Business Insider SA

French shipyard Ocea is collaborating with designer Fulvio De Simoni to develop a 50-metre motor yacht equipped to take on the most extreme conditions on earth.

Inspired by the harsh landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica, the Nemo 50 Ice will be built to comply with the requirements of Ice Class rules, boatinternational.com reported.

The yacht’s shafts are specifically integrated into dedicated structural skegs which will protect them, along with the propellers and two rudders, should a collision with an iceberg occur. It is also equipped to carry rigid-hulled inflatable boats and landing crafts. The engine room, described as “spacious”, is accompanied by a six square metre workshop and control room fitted with all the necessary remote control systems.

Both the workshop and control room is directly connected to the crew quarters.

The guest’s accommodation is designed for long stays on board while the owner’s apartment is a full-width design covering the front portion of the main deck. 

It houses a private lounge and has a sizeable bathroom which could incorporate a large sauna if needed. 

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