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Gresham Yacht Design Reveals 100 Metre Expedition Yacht Concept Thor Explore

21 July 2020• Written by Miranda Blazeby

UK superyacht design studio Gresham Yacht Design has revealed its latest concept – a 100 metre go-anywhere ice classed explorer.

Thor Explore features a masculine exterior and is the result of a design process that began with the interior and worked outwards.

As a result, internal spaces directly inform the exterior, which features large nautilus windows as a key feature.

The grand saloon on the main deck is a key area on the yacht, with double height windows and a floating glass floor supported by structural beams. The result is a light and spacious saloon with far reaching ocean views and a central lighting feature.

The grand saloon - top level

The upper level of this space can be used by guests and owner as a mission control centre for planning adventures. In the centre of this space is a sunken seating area that sits between the decks. Despite the glass floor, privacy is still an option.

A flick of a switch can turn the glass floor opaque, separating the top level from the lower level of the main saloon. This area is also equipped with a lounge bed, bar and central seating area.

The grand saloon - bottom level

The space is directly connected to the beach club via a circular corridor with a floor to ceiling aquarium either side. The full 18 metre beam beach club features fold down balconies and direct access to the tender garage which the studio describes as a “large and futuristic space”.

The beach club

The garage can hold a 12.5 metre custom tender, hydrofoil, speedboat, submersible and plenty of other kit and wind surfing equipment, Jet Skis and surfboards. The yacht also features full diving facilities, with a decompression chamber, and a helideck aft with a separate hangar to store the helicopter when the vessel is underway.

Thor Explorer has a projected range of 7,000 nautical miles and accommodation for a total of 36 guests on board, including owner's accommodation forward of the upper deck.

The hangar