Dimensions: Length 57ft, Width 18ft, Draft 6-8ft depending on fuel load
Hull Plating: 6mm mild steel all round
Ice Plating: Additional 8mm of steel starting at the bow, extending back 6 meters and running parallel to the waterline, extending 500mm up from the waterline and below one meter.
Main Engine: Cummins NTA855 Turbo Charged Intercooled inline 6cyl diesel. 350hp 1,340nm Torque.
Transmission: Advance HC138, 4:1 reduction driving a 46 inch four blade prop housed in a Kort nozzle with protective guards.
Speed & Fuel Consumption: Cruising speed 7knots burning 18-22L per hour, Max Speed 10-11knots burning 63L per hour
Fuel & Water: Currently 9,000L of fuel spread over 4 tanks, 7,000L of potable water spread across 2 tanks
Future Fuel & Water: 27,500L of fuel split across 10 tanks, 500L of water and a large capacity water maker
Vege Oil: Any oil on-board will displace Diesel. Our main engine is capable of running at full capacity on Filtered/Dried Waste Cooking Oil. The reason we use waste oil is cost and environmental impact. Diesel is $1.50 per litre in Australia, waste oil is $0.05 - $0.28c per litre. It also is significantly better environmentally and has higher lubricating properties than low sulfur diesel, promoting longer engine life.
Accommodation: Brupeg will comfortably sleep 7, across three cabins. Brupeg has an onboard editing studio with two workstations so we can edit our documentaries, a full sized galley & a big saloon extending out to a large flat rear deck.
We brought Brupeg in 2014 after she had sunk in a flood the year before. It was love at first sight. She was a stripped out steel hull about to be cut up for recycling. We had a pretty specific set of requirements and it took us four years to find the right boat.
The places we want to go are often hostile and demanding and need a strong hull so it had to be steel to cope with the conditions, it’s likely we’ll be pushing through sea ice for days or coping with 60 knots + pretty regularly. To reach remote places where refuelling is difficult or impossible we need ultra-long range and we want to share our travels so it has to accommodate and feed a good number of people comfortably.
A big part of the adventure for us is building Brupeg. The engineering challenges, completing jobs, creating systems, seeing the progress and knowing it’s getting us closer to our goal. If you’re curious about what it takes to build a boat like Brupeg check out our videos.
The first step of rebuilding Brupeg is nearing completion. In three to six months we hope to be launching. Once we're in the water we’ll complete the interior fit out and all of the systems testing and sea trials.
This is a story about ingenuity, perseverance, hard work and an amazing community of supporters helping along the way. Thank you, your support has all been unbelievable!
Even though we recognize the enormity of the challenge we want to see some of the most remote places on the planet and we want to share those experiences with others, so we hope you’ll join us.