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Abeking & Rasmussen presents 86m explorer concept TIME

4 October 2022 • Written by Holly Overton

German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen teamed up with Swiss design studio Valentin Design Sur Mesure to present an 86 metre explorer concept at this year's Monaco Yacht Show.

Named TIME, the concept is billed as a "one-of-a-kind" seven-deck explorer suited to both cold and warm water cruising with 3,400GT of living space. Her design is the work of Valentin Weigand, founder of Valentin Design and former BOAT International Young Designer of the Year, and is defined by an inverted bow and vast amounts of glazing that appears to span multiple stories.

Abeking & Rasmussen presents 86m explorer concept TIME
TIME is the result of a collaboration between Abeking & Rasmussen and Valentin Weigand, founder of Valentin Design Sur Mesure and former BOAT International Young Designer of the Year

"The project is one of a kind as it opens the possibility to make the most out of every precious minute one has to spend," said Weigand. "Designed in line with the very first sketch, TIME's features will create unique moments: an extra wide duplex owner's suite, certified heli platform, submarine, as well as an observatory deck and other fun elements."

A two-storey owner's suite is central to TIME's design

A two-storey owner's apartment encompasses 165-square-metres of the main and upper decks. The sleeping area is positioned on the upper deck and is finished in woollen and silk carpets, marbles and woods, with a discrete office nook and two en suite bathrooms. Forward is a private terrace sequestered in the bow with a Jacuzzi, accessed through sliding glass doors.

The remaining guest accommodation is split between two VIP suites and four double cabins with 26 crew berths on the lower deck.

There are three swimming pools on board TIME, the largest of which can be found in the beach club where two shell doors fold down to let in natural light and a sea breeze. A waterside lounge and wellness lounge can also be found at this level alongside a guest gym and dedicated dive store. The second pool is found on bridge deck aft, while a third dipping pool is hidden in the decking on the helipad.

The 'gentleman's retreat' is a cosier social spot on board

With the main saloon and formal dining space hosted on the upper deck, the main deck becomes free to carry the explorer yacht's three tenders, submarine and an array of toys. 

A cosier lounge, also dubbed the "gentleman's retreat", can be found on this level below the helipad, and offers a more informal breakaway social spot on board. Here the colours are darker with a central interior fire pit, a wine cellar and wraparound tinted glass. A corridor leads to a "sports club" amidships with a pool table at the centre.

In addition to TIME's explorer credentials, the model will be powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system and POD drives delivering a range of 5,000 nautical miles. Other highlights include a large outdoor dining area on the bridge deck, a sundeck cinema and a crow's nest.

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