Malcolm McKeon Presents 45 Metre Explorer Concept MMX45
by Miranda Blazeby
Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design has presented a new 45.4 metre explorer motor yacht concept named MMX45.
With a beam of 8.2 metres and draft of 2.13 metres, the explorer is designed for extended passages and embodies all the characteristics of a “large-scale expedition vessel” in a 45.4 metre package.
The “efficient” hull form is paired with advanced foils and stabilisers for increased on-board comfort while underway on long range passages.
Other details include plenty of storage for multiple tenders, toys and equipment and an elevated bridge and observation deck offering 360 degree views.
While the propulsion package remains under wraps, the studio did reveal that the yacht would have a top speed of 18 knots and range of 5,000 nautical miles at a 12 knot cruising speed.
Accommodation is for a total of eight guests, including the main deck master, which also has far reaching visibility thanks to forward and side facing windows. There are a further three additional guest cabins and crew quarters for a staff of five.
It comes after Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design presented a 72.5 metre sailing superyacht design in February this year.