Sanlorenzo's much-anticipated 42-metre 460Exp – the yard's first steel explorer yacht – has been launched and is set to make her public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

With much of the superstructure nudged forward, the Francesco Paszkowski-designed 460Exp (so called because she is 460 gross tons) has a purposeful look on the water, and had been created for an owner who wants to see the world.

But this isn’t just a yacht that works in extreme places – creature comforts and the guest experience have not been forgotten about. The aft deck boasts a heated infinity pool with an artificial current, while the beach club area below has a fold-out door that creates a terrace over the sea – the spaces function as one continuous guest area. In cruising mode, the open main deck aft can be used to store a tender (up to ten metres) along with a sailing dinghy and a host of water toys.

Sanlorenzo launches 460Exp

The spacious aft deck and beach club become a continuous outdoor area for guests

There are five guest suites below and an owner’s suite forward on the main deck. The interior  includes a fitness room. The yacht has a cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Sanlorenzo launches 460Exp

The 460Exp’s bridge deck lounge benefits from big windows