SOUTHERN STAR is a comfortable, fast and robust sailboat.
It is specially designed to sail peacefully and safely in polar regions.

Ballasted aluminum, built by Stephens Marine USA to plans by William TRIPP.


Sloop rigged Côtre

Length: 23.70m (75 ‘)
Width: 5.60m (18 ‘)
Draft: 2.40 – 4.20m (7’6 “- 12 ‘)
Air draft: 33m (108 ‘)
Displacement: 44 tx
Engine: GM 4-71 diesel 165 hp
Sail area: 340m2 (GV, Yankee, staysail)

Armed 1st category
Special cold water survival 16 servings (2 x 8)
Personal survival suits cold water Helly Hansen E307
Cold Water Diving equipment

SARSAT distress beacon
Automatic pilot
GPS, VHF (fixed and portable 4), BLU, Radar
Weather decoder,
Iridium phone (telephone and email)
Energy on board: 12, 24, 220 volts
Group 7 kVA 220 volts

CD Player, DVD
Video player
Library rich in polar books (history, fauna, flora, expedition diaries etc.)

Dodger protecting the entire cockpit
7 cabins, 3 toilets, hot water shower
Appendix: RIB 4.3 meters
Outboard engine: 25 hp. 2nd Schedule backup: Inflatable 3 meters, HB 4ch

Double glazing
Central heating, each cabin is equipped with a heater. Heating cupboard for drying clothes.
Shoes dryer
Hair dryer

Capacity: 10 guests team mates in 5 cabins (Nb: 1,3,4,6,7)
3 cabins with twin beds (Nb: 3,4,6)
2 cabins with bunk beds (Nb: 1,7)

3 professionnal crew members
Skipper, first mate, cook