50 ICE

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Ne­mo 50 Ice is the new pro­ject de­ri­ved from joint team work put in wi­th the Fren­ch Ocea yard, the per­son in char­ge of the Me­di­ter­ra­nean Of­fi­ce Al­do Man­na and de­si­gner Ful­vio de Si­mo­ni. The ya­cht has been con­cei­ved to crui­se An­tarc­ti­ca. This 50 me­tre Ice Class wi­th 499GT is ful­ly com­pliant to Ice Class norms whi­ch the Fren­ch yard has ex­pres­sly em­pha­si­sed, its co­re bu­si­ness is the buil­ding of mi­li­ta­ry ves­sels. Ha­ving to en­du­re ex­ten­ded non- stop hauls in dif­fi­cult re­gions, the 50 me­tre has been spe­cial­ly dra­wn up to al­low ex­ten­ded crui­sing over long pe­riods in to­tal com­fort: the ow­ner’s de­ci­ded­ly roo­my quar­ters are si­tua­ted in the for­ward sec­tion of the main deck and ex­tend full beam across. They’re com­ple­ted by a small stu­dy or of­fi­ce wi­th ba­th- room whi­ch can be in­te­gra­ted to a sau­na. Great ca­re has been de­di­ca­ted to the crew’s sec­tion wi­th a lar­ge mess room and com­for­ta­ble ca­bins in whi­ch to ho­st ad­di­tio­nal tech­ni­cal staff and ex­plo­rers. Out on deck the­re are po­wer­ful re­lia­ble cra­nes ca­pa­ble of hand­ling hea­vy loads the sa­me ones Ocea in­stalls on mi­li­ta­ry ves­sels. They’re hea­vy du­ty ones and can work 24/h in to­tal sa­fe­ty. Among the tech­ni­cal areas we ca­me across the­re was a rai­sed deck in the bow sec­tion de­di­ca­ted to pre-ex­cur­sion gear and an am­ple en­gi­ne room wi­th ea­sy ac­cess so as to car­ry out re­gu­lar main­te­nan­ce whi­le un­der­way. The en­gi­ne room hosts a com­ple­te set of tools spread over 6 squa­re me­tres plus a con­trol room to mo­ni­tor and run the plan­ts in­stal­led on board . Ocea adop­ted the ty­pe

of build sy­stem de­ployed on mi­li­ta­ry craft al­so on Ne­mo whe­re her dri­ve shaf­ts are in­te­gra­ted in­to struc­tu­ral skegs so they’re less ex­po­sed and mo­re shel­te­red from gro­w­lers and other se­mi-sub­mer­ged ob­jec­ts, the rud­der bla­des too are al­so pro­tec­ted. Ne­mo 50 Ice is equip­ped wi­th a pair of CAT C32 de­ve­lo­ping 1,450 HP whi­ch pro­pel her to an esti­ma­ted top speed of 16 kno­ts. At 10 kno­ts the ya­cht’s ran­ge is of 5,000 nau­ti­cal mi­les. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: Ocea; Quai de la Ca­bau­de CS 503333, 85109 Les Sa­bles d’olon­ne Ce­dex, Fran­ce; tel. +33 (0)2 51210590; www.ocea-ya­

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