Project Magellan

We began this project with a simple question: “If you could design your ultimate dream vessel – what would that be?”

Of course it should be a world cruiser that takes you comfortably from Alaska to the tropics, tough and practical at sea, providing an excellent platform for unforgettable vacations with family and friends. Whale watching in Antarctica, exploring archipelagos in the South Pacific, from the history and glamour of the Mediterranean to the laid-back vibe of the Caribbean. This vessel would offer itineraries full of all the excitement and diversity you could wish for.

We then identified goals that we wanted to achieve:

  • An owner’s suite that rivals master staterooms in the 60 meter range
  • Luxurious accommodation for 12 guests
  • Numerous private outdoor guest living areas
  • 4 Stabilizers for extra comfort at anchor (zero speed) and underway
  • Long range cruise ability and efficiency – at least 7,000nm
  • Large diesel powered jet guest tender
  • Strong build, high bow, and ability to handle heavy seas
  • Separate service stairways and access for crew
  • Comfortable crew quarters (promoting crew longevity)


General Arrangement


Specifications Download as pdf
LOA 41m / 135ft
Beam 8.38m / 27ft 7in
Draft 2.4m / 7ft
Crew 8
Guests 12
Certified BV and MCA
Potable Water Tankage 10,800litres / 2850 gals
Diesel Tankage 79,500 litres / 21,000 gals
Range Contractual 4500nm at 12.5kn
tank test calculations estimate 7000nm at 10kn
Speed Top 14kn, cruise 12.5kn
Engines 2 X Caterpillar™ C32 1100hp each
Generators 1 Northern Lights™ 65kW double mounted, 1 Northern Lights™ 40kW double mounted
Atlas power converter system
Watermakers 2 X 1800 gpd each
Water Treatment System Headhunter™ fully automatic, complete treatment
Fuel Polishing System Alfa Laval™
Oily Bilge Water Separator Sigma™
Air conditioning System Aqua Air™, 4 X 10 tonne compressors
Stabilisers TRAC™ zero speed, 4 fin system
Tenders 1 X 16ft diesel jet, 1 X 22ft diesel jet
Crane Nautical Structures™ 2500kg
2 X Muir™ 8000lb windlasses with 3/4” stud link chain, 2 X Stockless anchor
Ground Tackle Jacuzzi on flybridge
Extensive electronics and entertainment system