Frank Rothwell was during the Southampton Boat Show 2012 awareded with the Polar Bear of the Year award having completed his adventure by sailing his Nauticat 515 through the Northwest passage in WEST to EAST direction. The start was from Seattle on the 23.6.2012 and Frank and his crew(4 people onboard) were back in Ireland on the 15th of September 2012. Frank sailed his Nauticat 515 that was originally ordered and built also for this specific journey, and although the inventory list clearly shows that this was the purpose, the hull was built according to the standard Nauticat 515 single skin specification. Frank reported having seen 54 different icebergs at the same time at a certain stage of the trip. More information on the trip will follow.
Frank Rothwell Kaj Gustafsson, Managing Director, Nauticat Yachts Oy