Partners and Supporters
Hrimfare has been docked for an extensive renovation since 2018. With the help of our loyal and professional partners and supporters, the launch is planned for spring 2024. It will start the upcoming United Nations Ocean Decade project and circumnavigation 2024-2030.
Thank you Premium Partners!
The Premium Partnership with Raymarine is truly exciting. They did equip the yachts with advanced navigation equipment when they were built back in the early 1990s. Hrimfare has furthermore sailed with an integrated Raymarine system, flawlessly for the last 15 years. Now Raymarine has again generously initiated an upgrade of the system onboard to a state of the art marine navigation, communication, and sensor electronics network. Additionally, the Raymarine multifunction display computers and Lighthouse OS are the interface hub for several other partners' equipment. Together, we are developing ways of using, and keeping, sailboat sensor data for the global ocean observing system benefit.
Sailing around the big ocean knowing we have a SEA.AI thermal+high resolution visual camera system at the masthead looking forward and with an artificial intelligence object detection and collision avoidance warning system as an extra lookout for us at all times, is a relief. Other vessels, floating trash, containers that have fallen off container ships or icebergs can be detected and alerted for on our Raymarine displays.
Thank you all Partners!
The family business BIKAB manufactures all your needs in stainless steel and aluminum, and is, for example, a long-term supplier to Hallberg-Rassy and the Swedish Sea Rescue Society. BIKAB has provided invaluable support for Hrimfare in all needs for stainless welding and manufacturing during the refit.
Survitec is a global supplier of life-saving appliances from life rafts to life vests and emergency beacons (EPIRB and PLB), and has been a valuable partner of Hrimfare.
Danimant is an advanced LED-based supplier of life-saving lights and strobes, as a supplement to pyrotechnics onboard Hrimfare. Danimant has also supported Hrimfare with a Forward Looking Sonar (Echopilot FLS3D), which will be very valuable when sailing in poorly charted waters included in our expedition plans.
LINK TO DANIAMANT
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Hrimfare’s local all-service yacht boat yard in Kungshamn, Sweden. They are one of the few on the Swedish Coast with the capacity to easily handle a boat in Hrimfare's size and weight. The staff is very competent and friendly so we do highly recommend them.
The story of Lopolight is amazing. The founder Jan Møller is a single-handed circumnavigation sailor who after finishing the Veendee Globe Race, started his company to invent and manufacture LED-based navigation lights, for yachts and ships. The company is now a world-leading supplier of anything from small boats to superyachts, cargo ships, and military navies. We are so grateful that Jan and his company appreciated Sailing4Science with Hrimfare and supports us with Lopolight navigation lights. An additional feature is that Lopolight and Raymarine are offering nav light control from the MFD touch screens.
Mastervolt is a leading producer of integrated systems in maritime electric power (charging, storage, and distribution), and was the first choice to go to for Hrimfare's renewable energy power system. We are grateful for Mastervolts guidance and support.
Newmar Power was the original supplier of the DC distribution switch fuse panels for the Challenge 67 back in 1991. They have functioned for more than 30 years, sailed four times around the world, and been trusted during hundreds of thousands of nautical miles in the harshest conditions. When we told Newmar Sweden about this, they kindly offered to replace the panels to serve us for another thirty years...
PROOPLE – PROtecting PeOPLE – was the original supplier of the non-skid mats on all Global Challenge Yachts and Clipper Race yachts for good grip on deck to protect crew members in all conditions, wet and cold. Hrimfare is now mounting new nonskid mats on deck in partnership with PROOPLE.
We are grateful for our great toilets onboard. Rheinstrom toilets have been trusted onboard since back in the 1990s and brand new ones are now being installed. The model Y4s are made of seawater resistant materials. Rheinstrom is also active ashore by developing and installing reliable sewage pumping stations along our coastlines and marinas.
Hrimfare has always been hand-steered, but with a short-handed crew on some stretches, an autopilot can be a relief. However, to steer a 40-ton yacht, at 13 knots boat speed requires a very strong autopilot. Sleipner has a heavy-duty hydraulic autopilot cylinder that is perfectly designed for yachts like Hrimfare. With Sleipner's autopilot and bow thruster, integrated with our control system delivered by Raymarine, we have found the perfect partnership match.
The renewable energy system on Hrimfare is redundant from different energy sources, where the wind is an important one. SuperWind which is considered the premium yacht industry wind generator leader, has provided us with two 350 watt turbines, mounted on our stainless steel frame on the transom.
Times Microwaves Systems
All radio communication requires coaxial cables between the transceiver and the antenna, and the quality of the cable is often more important than the quality of the rest of the equipment. Therefore we are so grateful that the highest quality brand in coax cable and connectors, and crimping tools, Times Microwave Systems, has chosen to be our partner.
Vetus has supported Hrimfare with the most efficient engine room sound insulation. Noise pollution is a major problem for marine wildlife, and when studying them in their natural habitat, it is important to cause minimum disturbance.
Thank you all Supporters!
Asperö Handel is a local supplier of marine rope, cloth, webbing, etc, and has supported us with new strong webbing for jack-lines and lifelines. LINK TO ASPERO
Hrimfare is equipped with the very special propeller Autoprop from Bruntons. LINK TO BRUNTON
Calexico Woods is helping us with Hrimfare's refit by providing sustainably sourced wood material. LINK TO CALEXICO
Our crew and guests have been protected from the elements by Gill Foul Weather Clothing. LINK TO GILL
When we were replacing the sea pipes and seacocks (the ball valves that separate the ocean from the inside of the boat, we chose the best bronze ball valves on the planet for a long-term partnership. The Groco ball valves have a grease nipple and can be drained for winterization. LINK TO GROCO
The "yacht of yachts" brand Hallberg-Rassy and manufacturer, has been a kind supporter of Hrimfare in many ways – sharing knowledge, delivering high-quality wood works, etc. LINK TO HALLBERG-RASSY
When it comes to deck and rigging hardware, there are only very few globally reliable brands, and Hrimfare has put its faith in Harken, and Harken has put its trust in us. LINK TO HARKEN
For the new upholstery of the saloon, we looked at the regional high-quality textiles and sustainable materials, and Ludvig Svensson, a Swedish commercial furniture upholstery textile manufacturer, kindly offered to support us with the most gorgeous wool-based cloth. LINK TO LUDVIG SVENSSON
In an emergency person overboard situation, recovery of the POB in a safe and efficient manner is critical. For that, a safety cradle net is the best method. Markus Lifenet from Iceland kindly supported us with equipment for this task. LINK TO MARCUS LIFENET
Navpod supported us in acquiring an instrument pod for the Raymarine MFD at the helmsman position. LINK TO NAVPOD
Hrimfare has been an experimental platform for various biocide-free bottom paints over the last decade and provided feedback to paint manufacturers. Now we are supported by PropDefender to evaluate their biocide-free propeller paint in the waters we will sail. LINK TO PROPDEFENDER
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Skyllermarks Kabel (SUTARS)
We have ripped out and replaced all the cables from 1991 when Hrimfare was built. An entirely new electric cable run with high-quality tinned copper cables from Skyllermarks kabel network is re-installed. That is more than one kilometer of cable and adding more than a hundred kilos to the weight. LINK TO SKYLLERMARKS
Safety is key to all of Hrimfare's operations. The sea is often full of hidden dangers, including submerged ropes and nets, and to avoid the dangers of an entangled propeller, we have mounted a propeller rope cutter, with support from the manufacturer Spurs. LINK TO SPURS
Generating energy in the water when sailing is like using the power of sailing twice. This is a very efficient way of generating renewable electric power while underway. Thanks to Watt&Sea for great support. LINK TO WATT&SEA
We are proud to crown our yacht with the classical wind direction indicator, invented by Swedish sailor Sven-Olof Ridder back in 1964. Hrimfare is sailing with the XL Super Yacht model. LINK TO WINDEX