All Ocean Yachts has unveiled its latest explorer yacht concept, the 40.5-metre AH (All Hemispheres) Ocean Rover, designed for world-wide exploration.
The concept has been created by a team of individuals with vast experience in the design and running of explorer yachts. Pat Bray of Bray Design, John DeCaro of All Ocean Yachts, Winston Clarke (ex-captain of the 50-metre explorer yacht Big Fish), Michael Kirschstein of Kirschstein Design, and David Darwent of D2 Project Management started with a design brief for something that was highly seaworthy, and boasted low maintenance and operating costs. Operationally, the yacht needed to be a successful charter yacht, as well as being capable of extended owner cruises, and also serving as a platform for scientific work.
Aft on the main deck is a spacious area that can accommodate a variety of boats and toys, comfortably accepting a tender of up to 9.5 metres, as well as a number of small watercraft or a submarine. It can also be configured as a helipad. With the tenders on the water, the deck is transformed into a spacious area for guests. The flybridge offers a sunpad and hot-tub, while behind the wheelhouse on the deck below is an owner’s suite and a private deck area. Glass bulwarks and full-height windows in the main-deck salon serve to open up the space, while the preliminary layout has four guest suites below. The design team has configured the yacht with solar panels and batteries to reduce the size of the generators.