Explorer yacht concepts are still the ones pushing the boundaries.
Explorer yachts make for some of the most engaging concepts, as designers experiment with the notion of luxury travel and where yachts can cruise to. SuperYacht World has selected 3 of the most interesting ones to emerge in recent months.
What is she? A 90-metre explorer from Stefano Pastrovich that builds on his X-Concept range, designed for the owner who appreciates the attractions of ‘parkour’ (from the French free-style training discipline), and who has developed a taste for something breathtaking, elegant and edgy.
What the designer says: “This yacht has a grand exterior and glamorous interior that gives you the ability to browse without limits.”
Look out for: The thrilling main deck aft, shaded overhead by those huge architectural arches, but open to the elements once the folding stern is down, and divided from the
main accommodation areas by the tender and toy storage.
Perfect cruise: Even the penguins look a little startled in the rendering, so choose somewhere completely off the beaten track.
What is she? A 75-metre from Egg and Dart Design Corporation in steel and aluminium.
What the designer says: “She’s extravagant, and ready for exploring cold and warm waters, and cruising long distances.”
Look out for: The flexible sundeck, which can be configured as a ‘sports deck’, a helideck, or as a sun and cocktail deck with dance floor, connected to the bar and party area. The glass
pool is pretty eye-catching, too.
Perfect cruise: Wherever you fancy – the rugged exterior means some purposeful adventuring to the edges of the blue planet, but the flexible open exterior deck spaces also mean that she’ll be perfectly at home in sunshine states.
What is she? Designed by Federico Fiorentino, this is a 56-metre steel-and-aluminium explorer concept with a striking bow that accommodates 12 guests.
What the designer says: “She has a strong exterior look but has a calm, generous soul. She has the capability to sail every sea from the French Riviera to the Antarctic.”
Look out for: The owner’s suite on the upper deck, which boasts a private terrace quipped with an enclosed gym and a skeet area.
Perfect cruise: Given that the concept is named after a character in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, you can take the yacht to the most extreme whale-watching waters. No harpoons, though – that’s too 19th Century.