Tony Castro 68m explorer yacht design for Sunrise Yachts' platform
by Risa Merl
Tony Castro Design of the UK introduces a new explorer superyacht concept based on an existing 68-metre platform from Sunrise Yachts in Turkey.
The sturdy expedition yacht, which shares a heritage with long-range fishing vessels, is designed to perform in any weather conditions while offering luxurious amenities and interiors. The exterior is rugged and utilitarian, but far from boring with geometric, clean lines and architectural glazing adding eye-catching details.
This yacht is planed as a serious world explorer for adventurous owners – "a Range Rover of the seas," according to the design house. The sturdy expedition yacht is designed to perform in any weather conditions while offering luxurious amenities and interiors. The 68m Tony Castro design can carry an array of tenders and toys, including a car, submarine, jet skis, two limo superyacht tenders, paddle boards and inflatable water toys. She'll also stow a helicopter in a climate-controlled garage.
With a length overall of 68.4 metres and a beam of nearly 13 metres, she boasts spacious accommodations for 12 guests with a master stateroom, VIP suite and four guest cabins. Amenities are designed with the purpose of making long-range cruising more enjoyable; take, for instance, the full-beam enclosed observation deck with an opening roof, a thoughtful touch for enjoying taking in vistas in far-flung destinations. The 68m's ample layout also boats a cinema, sauna, wine cellar, gym, glass-enclosed beach club and a scuba diving pool.
Based on the Sunrise Yachts 68-metre platform, the new explorer yacht concept from Tony Castro offers a much different design solution to the current 68m in build at Sunrise, project Skyfall, and she is now for sale through Sunrise Yachts.