About Us

We started 59º North to pursue our own passion for offshore sailing and to share it with other like-minded people out there who yearn to see what's over the horizon & learn about themselves in the process. We set an ambitious schedule, sailing 10,000 miles per year making landfall in ports from the Caribbean to the Arctic, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Canada & more, with the world's oceans as our stomping ground.

If you've dreamed of seeing stars down to the horizon, if you yearn to lose sight of land for days on end, if you want to unplug from the chaotic world ashore and travel to new lands at a human pace, then join us on Isbjörn & Ice Bear for the adventure of a lifetime. We'll see you on the high seas. HOLD FAST!

The Boats

ICEBEAR // Swan 59

1991 // German Frers
Hull no. 11 of 21
LOA: 58’ 9”
LWL: 48’ 1”
Beam: 16’ 5”
Draft: 11’ 3”
Sail Area: 2,100 sq. ft.
Displacement: 62,000 lbs.

ISBJORN // Swan 48

1972 // Sparkman & Stephens
Hull no. 2 of 46
LOA: 47’ 10”
LWL: 37’ 1'“
Beam: 13’ 7”
Draft: 7’ 9”
Sail Area: 1,300 sq. ft.
Displacement: 36,000 lbs.

The Team

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
— T.E. Lawrence

Shore Support

The Routes

History of 59º North