Canadian engineer, innovator and angel investor Charles Bombardier is at it again. Known for creating vehicle concepts and sharing them openly with the world with his non profit Imaginactive.org, he unveiled a new project, the Resolute, an all-season, all-terrain cruise vessel designed to explore the vast expanses of the Arctic and Antarctic regions on tracks.
The Resolute, which resembles a cruise ship, could be equipped with caterpillar tracks or ultra-large heavy duty wheels depending on the terrain or its course. The vessel would go out on 7-day cruising trips and would be an ideal for cruise ship operators willing to diversify their portfolio. It would stop at different locations such as outposts to permit its users to disembark and explore. Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Can-Am side-by-side vehicles would be available in the powersport garage located within the hull. The Resolute would also boast a helicopter or drone landing pad on its upper deck to explore nearby areas.
The vehicle would have outdoor and indoor heated pools and a glasses-in panoramic observation deck to enjoy the outside view without freezing and there would also be a star gazing platform, to allow passengers to admire the amazing views at night.
The Resolute would have enough storage space to store plenty of food and water in case a storm breaks out and the ship gets stranded or delayed. Of course, scientific equipment and labs would be built into the ship so that it could be used as a permanent scientific exploration base. The ship would be fitted with multiple engines, such as Wärtsilä turbo diesel engines or gas turbine engines to drive its four snow tracks. The hull would have a clearance of 2.5 m (8 ft) to avoid larger ice chunks that form on the trail.