Vitruvius Yachts unveils 80 metre explorer yacht concept

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Vitruvius Yachts unveils 80m explorer yacht concept

20 September 2022 • Written by Katia Damborsky

London-based design studio Vitruvius Yachts has revealed an 80 metre go-anywhere explorer yacht concept.

The studio, which is headed up by Philippe Briand, has conceived the yacht with a vast beach club and health centre below deck, enabling direct and convenient access to the sea for water sports.

The yacht will follow in the successful footsteps of the 55 metre Shinkai, which was built by Feadship and delivered in 2021 to a Vitruvius design. The 80 metre concept is based on the same platform, with a steel hull designed for optimal efficiency and sustainability.

The yacht will be built on the same platform as Shinkai

“This new vessel represents Vitruvius’ take on the ideal explorer superyacht,” explained Briand. “She maintains her superyacht DNA through the innovative design of her exterior, as well as through the exceptional space and comfort which are offered by her interior.”

Briand also revealed that the yacht will have an autonomous range of 6,500 nautical miles that will enable the yacht to complete transatlantic voyages. 

The yacht will offer accommodation for up to 12 guests in six cabins, and is expected to reach a top speed of 19 knots with a comfortable cruising speed of 14 knots.

“She maintains her superyacht DNA through the innovative design of her exterior", according to Briand

Special attention will also be paid to reducing roll, which will also help her to launch and recover toys and submersibles.

Owners can also decide to add an observatory option for the expedition superyacht, which would provide a 22-square-metre space for guests to enjoy.

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