Installed on Willem's boat, "Starminx "

Third version


Background information


         The Artic Blue Flamme project started in 2009 when Willem became a liveaboard on his classic sailing yacht. How do you keep yourself comfortably warm during winter months when outside temperatures drop below -10 ° C, not depend on the electrical power supply, be safe and best protected against functional failures?


          A new world brand heater was chosen, capable to draw combustion air from outside to reduce the risk of CO intoxication.!!

Comfortable temperatures were attained in freezing conditions with a nice cozy yellow warm flame. The consumption, however, was rather impressive. Soot on deck and black halyards were common. Electrical heating would probably have been advantageously seen the high consumption!

Cleaning burner window and flue-ducts were at least a bi-weekly activity.


         In 2012 Willem got knowledge of another reputable brand diesel heater,

the "Rolls Royce" heater installed on a friend's boat, operating with an impressive blue flame. At first sight!

         A burner and combustion chamber was ordered, adopted and installed in the existing heater casing.

Willem, being meticulous and with a not easily satisfiable character, started making modifications based on what he saw and experienced.

         The result now is a total combustion, producing a perfect blue flame resulting in minimum consumptions, no soot on deck and no cleaning of flue ducts and combustion chamber.

The Blue flame is proof of a clean and total combustion.


         The target of the Arcticblueflamme diesel heater is to provide owners many years of satisfactory use, to be user-friendly and last but not least, safe to operate.

The heater is near to maintenance-free and obtainable for an honest and a right price.


         The goal is to obtain happy owners who can appreciate the characteristics, the design, and quality aspect of  the “Arctic Blue Flamme”  diesel heater.

         It is my desire to stay in touch with owners, have their stories and experiences in order to evaluate potential improvements.


Potential owners will/can if they desire so, get advice and guidance with the installation of the heater.

Information, questions and or suggestions are valued, appreciated and will be replied to.

Arctic Blue Flamme installations

Club house of the " SCUTE" in Blankenberge. First version

Installed on a swiss sailing vessel "Pelikan" Second version

Installed on an LM 27 motorsailor in Den Helder

Installed on S/Y "Qilak".com, build in 2018        Aluminum hull 

An "Owen Clarck", aluminum hull design

Installed on S/Y Qilak 66ft,   Second version heater


Lighting procedure

Installed and working great on S/Y Pelikan

Skipper Ronald on their

LM 27 motor sailor

No cleaning and no soot build up after more than 2 months non-stop operation

Captain of Qilak