The coolest explorer yachts at the Virtual BOAT Show

5 August 2021

The superyacht industry has witnessed an explosion of interest in the explorer yacht sector in recent years with range and practicality topping the priority list for new owners. The burgeoning trend towards hardy yachts is being led by experience-hungry buyers looking to travel far and wide with a vessel that can match their sense of adventure. Here we look at the best the industry has to offer...


Length: 54.12m

Builder: Vittoria Yachts

BowSprit is a 54 metre world-girdling explorer due to make a splash in 2023. With a steel hull, helipad and 6,500 nautical-mile range, she’s the real deal for any owner yearning to travel to the most remote corners on earth. Tenders are stored amidships leaving a 140 square metre beach deck free to house an armada of toys and can even be transformed into a vast sun lounge with a five-metre pool when cruising in warmer climes.

Asking €22,500,000 with Camper & Nicholsons International.



Length: 28.5m

Builder: Van der Valk

Van de Valk’s Venera hit the water in 2020 and is the third in the shipyard’s new generation of all-aluminium, long-range explorers. The owner of Venera opted for a raised pilothouse and a five-cabin layout with accommodation for up to 10 guests. Picture windows in the main saloon frame the changing views as guests kick back at the end of each day.


Numarine 45XP

Length: 45m

Builder: Numarine

The 45XP is the biggest model in Numarine’s line up of tri-deck explorers. Sitting just short of 500GT, there’s plenty of space for guests to roam with extensive use of glass flooding each room with natural light. The owner’s suite sits in pride of place forward on the main deck, naturally, and has exclusive access to a private terrace concealed in the bow complete with a dipping pool and waterfall. With a 4,000 nautical-mile range the world is your oyster. 


Barracuda Explorer

Length: 74m

Builder: Turquoise

Don’t be fooled by her utilitarian exterior, the Barracuda Explorer conceals a sumptuous world within complete with a cinema, spa and accommodation for 14. At the heart of it all, an impressive glass atrium spans two storeys with a spiral staircase connecting all five decks. From the Cote d’Azur to the Antarctic, the Barracuda Explorer is guaranteed to turns heads. But no matter where she journeys, there’s no better way to take in the view than from the crow’s nest.


Explorer Ice Class

Length: 42.5m

Builder: Arkin Pruva

Ice class by name, ice class by nature, this polar explorer is made for Arctic adventures. With a 4,000 nautical-mile range and steel hull she can tackle frozen fields with ease while guests are cossetted in a warm interior. Full-height windows run the length of the main and upper decks making whale watching and polar bear spotting a breeze and there's nothing like a hot Jacuzzi after a day ashore to warm up cold fingers and toes. Construction is well underway the Arkin Pruva shipyard.

Asking €9,925,000 with Camper & Nicholsons International.


Codecasa C127

Length: 57.8m

Builder: Codecasa

Set to be delivered in mid-2023, Hull C127 is intended to be one the fastest yachts in its class with a top speed in excess of 20 knots. Codecasa's design includes accommodation for up to 12 guests, comprised of an owner’s suite, five guest cabins and room for a crew of 13. At the heart of the project lies a lift serving all decks, along with a 3.5-metre pool positioned on the sun deck and a beach area astern granted by a folding shell door. The new project will be equipped with two heavy-duty Caterpillar 3516E engines, delivering a top speed of 21 knots and a range of over 6,000 miles when cruising at a moderate 12 knots.