Captain Panago woke up one day to a dream: a Big sailing yacht as strong and wild as a Big Bear. His dream came true in 2004 with Arktos, as a tribute to the Big Bear constellation.
The construction of the two-masted sailing yacht began in 2002 in the village of Kilada in Greece. The small village is famous for its traditional shipbuilding and boat construction yards. It took 2 long years of hard work and over 50 craftsmen to make the Captain’s dream come true.
Arktos, a unique sailing yacht
Arktos sailed for the first time in 2004 on the Aegean Sea. He docked on the island of Aegina to be baptized in the church of Agios Nectarios. The name of the sailing yacht, in ancient Greek, means bear and refers to the constellation (The Big Bear).
It is a two-mast schooner of 113.60 ft (34.90 meters); her lines are graceful and when her sails unfold, they cover an area of 840m2. On the bow, instead of the usual mermaid, a bear carved in wood acts as an offering to Poseidon.
Five cabins, all named after constellations, can accommodate 11 people. 7 crew members will welcome you and serve you throughout your cruise.
All cabins have a private bathroom, a flat-screen with a movie repertoire, an HDMI connection, individual Bluetooth speakers, and a safe.
The main cabin spans the full width of the yacht where a “yacht office” as well as a walk-in closet are waiting for you.
The interior of the Arktos sailing yacht, designed by Sotiris Bakopoulos, respects the Captain’s dream: the furniture and patterns are made of wood on an olive green background, presenting a unique organic aesthetic.
Arktos sails the seas of Eastern Europe and can be rented on a weekly basis. The sailing yacht comes with water toys and other accessories to explore the sea such as a kayak, snorkelling equipment, wake board, etc.