Nanuq, the passive igloo

Nanuq (meaning polar bear in the Inuit language) is a 60-foot Grand Integral sailboat designed, built and skipped by Genevese architect Peter Gallinelli to sail in the polar region and withstand arctic winter in a self-sufficient mode, using only renewable energies (sun, wind, environmental heat), thanks to its innovative thermal insulation and heat recovery systems, coupled with an optimized energy management system.


  • NanuQ, a sustainaBle sailinG BOat

  • NanuQ’s PReviOus aDventuRes:

    • Summer 2015: Denmark Feroe Iceland Greenland
    • A winter in Greenland’s ice (2015-2016))
    • Summer 2016: The North-West coast of Greenland
    • Summer 2017: Greenland to Iceland summer