The 46.6-metre Feadship motor yacht Explora has been sold, with Mark Elliott of IYC representing the buyer and Northrop & Johnson's Kevin Merrigan and Ed Dickinson representing the seller.
Delivered in 1985 by Van Lent Feadship, the classic yacht has been meticulously maintained over the years, with numerous refits and a full-scale rebuild in 2002. All of the rebuild work was completed under the supervision of her original builder in order to maintain her Feadship heritage. Her most recent upgrade was carried out in 2017 at Dutch shipyard Balk, where she was fully repainted and an interior spa bath was added.
Naval architecture and exterior design is by H.W. DeVoogt, while Pembrooke & Ives is responsible for the yacht’s interior styling.
Accommodation allows for a party of 12 and there are quarters for 10 crew. On the main deck, a passageway to starboard leads forward, past a staircase that gives access to the sky lounge, to the full-beam owner’s suite. This king-sized cabin, finished in rich high-gloss mahogany, has generous wardrobe space and benefits from an ensuite bathroom with a whirlpool tub, shower and twin basins.
Guest cabins can be found on the lower deck, comprising two doubles and two twins. The final cabin is presently set up as a spa, but has the benefit of a Pullman berth for additional guests.
The main saloon sports an upright piano, L-shaped sofa, arm chairs and a round card table. The space is described by the broker as "Hampton’s Beach House" style. Immediately forward, the dining saloon, with mahogany table running athwartships, can be separated from the main saloon thanks to sliding doors and electrically-controlled opaque panels.
The main deck aft features a shaded al fresco dining area with seating for up to 12 and a more informal lounging area with a coffee table and bar. Her bridge deck aft, reached via curved sliding doors, houses the vessel’s tenders, jet skis, gym equipment and other water toys.
The 419GT vessel has a top speed of 12 knots and a cruising range of 3,260 nautical miles at 10.5 knots, with power coming from twin Detroit diesels. Crew quarters include a crew mess, forward of the engine room on the lower deck, five twin-berth cabins and a captain's cabin.
Explora was asking $14,900,000.