Cape Scott Yachts launch new flagship explorer superyacht the Cape Scott 137

24 February 2015

Cape Scott Yachts has revealed a new flagship, a 41.7 metre explorer yacht called the Cape Scott 137.

As well as a high level of on-board luxury, the boat comes with a 30mm armoured bottom plate in the steel hull. The Cape Scott 137 has accommodation for 12 guests and a crew of up to six and with high latitude cruising in mind also has four watertight steel bulkheads, five watertight compartments and four independent bilge evacuation systems.

“You may not be contemplating a voyage through the Northwest Passage, but it’s still reassuring to know that you and your family have one of the toughest hulls in the world underneath you,” comments Simon Billington, Managing Director of Private Yacht Group, European agents for Cape Scott Yachts.

Reinforcing its reputation as a manufacturer of go-anywhere explorer yachts, Cape Scott has increased the hull specification across its entire range to Lloyd’s Ice Class 1C. The company now claims to be the only luxury yacht builder to offer Ice Class hulls as standard.

Cape Scott says it can offer customers a semi-custom steel and aluminium motor yacht at a cost equivalent to production-built fibreglass alternatives. The company is based in Canada and Hong Kong, with vessel construction taking place in Da Nang, Vietnam. The company now offers 12 different explorer yachts from 17.7 metres up to the flagship 137. The second biggest boat, the 114, is 34.7 metres long with a beam of 8.1 metres and up to four staterooms, plus crew. The hull as characteristic of the range is steel.

The 137 has six state rooms and four crew cabins within a beam of 8.91 metres and draft of 2.54 metres. The boat is powered by twin 1014hp Caterpillar 3508C engines, giving a top speed of 15 knots. Range is estimated at an impressive 6,500 miles, with an equally impressive fuel capacity of more than 57,000 litres.