Hoek-Designed 56m Explorer Yacht Nears Completion at Turquoise
by Miranda Blazeby
The yard delivered an update about the explorer at the Monaco Yacht Show last week and revealed it has now entered the final stages of construction.
Currently under construction in Istanbul, Project Lombok was designed by André Hoek will feature an aluminium superstructure and an ice classed hull. This makes Project Lombok suitable for exploring Polar Regions and navigating the Northwest Passage.
The yard adds that although Hoek’s design is reminiscent of classic steam ships, it will be packed with all the latest modern technology such as a diesel-electric propulsion system.
Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art satellite communications dome is integrated into the composite funnel, while the canoe stern conceals an extendable boarding platform with retractable stairs for ease of acess.
The interior décor is being developed by Hoek Naval Architects in collaboration with British design studio Vickers, featuring subtly classic touches and teak detailing throughout. Intimate cosy indoor spaces contrast with the expansive open decks, giving guests a wide range of relaxation options on board.
In total, this 56 metre explorer yacht will have an internal volume of 785GT spread across four decks. The owner’s representation and project management is being provided by Masters Yachts Consultancy.