Spotlight: The 73m explorer with a beach club boot room

11 February 2021

With an Ice Class hull, 10,000 nautical-mile range and heli-hangar, there is no doubt Planet Nine is a seriously capable superyacht, but to characterise her as an explorer alone is to do her a real disservice. A hardy exterior hides a luxurious world within, cossetting guests in five-star luxury in some of the harshest environments in the world.

Planet Nine was built for an owner with an affinity for skiing, which is hardly surprising given her polar credentials. Much like a floating chalet, this explorer houses a beach club boot room for storing kit and de-booting after a day heli-skiing on a nearby mountain. What would normally seem like an odd choice for a superyacht, feels right at home on board Planet Nine. When cruising in the lower latitudes, the area serves as an extension of the beach club.

Planet Nine runs an MD-600N Explorer helicopter for ferrying guests to the finest powder runs, with three custom-built RIBs for exploring ashore. A 250-square-metre owner’s apartment dominates the main deck, while an observation lounge with 180-degree views sits proudly on the bridge deck above.

Capable of crossing from Sydney to Ushuaia and up to the Caribbean, without pausing for fuel, Planet Nine is as cool as they come. 

Planet Nine is managed for charter by Edmiston.