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Unusual boat to sail the Arctic

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

We may have an idea in our mind about the sort of vessel we might like to take up to the Arctic, something big and strong, probably with a very reliable heating system!

Well, two corageous sailors Sebastien Roubinet and Vincent Berthet chose this hybrid catamaran named Babouchka in an attempt to cross the Arctic and reach the North Pole in 2013.

Capable of sailing on both water and ice, they planned to measure polar ice thickness using onboard instruments powered by Solbian flexible solar panels, until the lack of wind ended their mission and the pair were rescued by an icebreaker.

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