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This will be principally a coastal expedition, where fastboats will form the most important component of our equipment inventory. Operating in seas often crossed by streams of sharp brash ice (rubble from collapsed icebergs), the boats will need to withstand collision with ice as well as landings on rocky shores. In these conditions heavily constructed and unsinkable hulls are mandatory.

British rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturers, Ribcraft, will supply our fastboats. Those familiar with Bear Grylls may recognise Ribcraft as supplying Bear's personal boat. Ribcraft's exceptionally tough commercial quality vessels are used in the most demanding of maritime environments and those familiar with Bear Grylls may recognise Ribcraft as supplying Bear's personal boat. RIBs are unsinkable and ideally suited to remote expedition conditions. These boats will be ideal, and safe, for the summer conditions found in East Greenland.

To power the boats we will select from Yamaha or Suzuki four stroke engines, specially equipped for Arctic use. They have been proven as exceptionally eco-friendly and fuel efficient. We will carry a comprehensive store of spares and selected team members will be trained in field servicing and repairs from the manufacturers.

Each boat will be fitted with VHF radio, GPS navigator, emergency beacon, medical equipment, signalling flares, anchor & chain, rock anchors & hand winch and 200m of mooring warp. Fishing gear will also be carried. Hunting equipment will be carried by our Inuit hunter.

While we are at sea, all Expeditioners will wear ocean waterproofs and lifejackets and carry a personal emergency signalling device as well as a personal VHF radio, GPS navigator and personal medical equipment.

Kuummiut Fjord

 

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2.3 Ribcraft 7.8 Pro
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2.3 Ribcraft 7.8 Pro

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2.3 Ribcraft 7.8 Pro Cockpit

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