Intrepid Adventurers: The Boldest Explorer Yacht Concepts
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Class 55

Freshly revealed by Iddes Yachts, this 55 metre go-anywhere expedition vessel combines luxury and comfort. Described as the “ultimate adventure platform”, the yacht features a D13 certified heli-deck capable of carrying tenders and amphibious vehicles. Elsewhere, the yacht features a 185 square metre loading deck, beam of 10.5 metres and five-ton multipurpose crane.

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Stormbreaker

Described as a "next level of go-anywhere explorer", Stormbreaker features a "powerful and muscular" exterior with "razor-sharp lines". Penned by Berlin-based designer Theodoros Fotiadis, the explorer is designed to "conquer the elements, explore the world, and experience the exhilaration and tranquillity of global yachting first hand". Key features include a large tender garage to house smaller boats or a submarine, a beach club, spa-gym complex, cigar lounge, observation deck, pool, library and heli-hangar.

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Exploris

Penned by Gresham Yacht Design, this mighty 100 metre explorer concept is equipped for adventure. Its impressive facilities and equipment include a dedicated helicopter hanger, CAP 437 helipad, twin 12.5 metre custom tenders and a Trident submarine. Elsewhere, the explorer features full dive facilities with a decompression chamber. Two fully covered aft deck areas provide dedicated spaces for lounging and dining while Exploris also features a 10 metre pool, Jacuzzi and sunbathing deck.

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Project Orca

Italian yard Rosetti Superyachts have unveiled a 65 metre ice-classed explorer concept inspired by the killer whale. Project Orca features a “robust” profile with “bold superstructure styling” and a radar mast designed to resemble a dorsal fin. The exterior design, penned by Meccano Engineering, combines curved and straight lines with Rosetti's supply vessel characteristics. The concept boasts a 12 metre beam, interior volume of 1300GT, and can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins.

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Xventure

Xventure marks the first explorer concept in the 41-year history of Dutch yard Heesen. The 57-metre steel built superyacht is designed by Winch Design and has been described as “the ultimate explorer yacht” taking owners “off the beaten path in seven star comfort.” Key features include an optional hybrid propulsion system, generous 1,280GT and accommodation for a total of 12 guests, including a full beam owner’s apartment. Xventure is also capable of carrying a submarine, Jet Skis, scuba diving equipment, a 4.5 metre crew tender and fishing equipment.

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Global 350

The first model in Dynamiq’s new explorer series, the full aluminium 35 metre Global 350 features exterior styling by Dobroserdov Design with naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The interior meanwhile has been penned by Miami based Italian designer Giuseppina Arena, with accommodation for a total of 10 guests in five cabins. Each Global explorer comes equipped for adventure, with a DJI drone, remote operated vehicle and telescope included as standard.

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Esquel

This 105 metre high-tech, go-anywhere expedition concept from Oceanco is designed specifically for cruising in remote, harsh locations. Exterior designer Timur Bozca said the concept had been inspired by "rocket ship designs" and said the yacht would be "as comfortable in the Med as she would be in the Arctic Circle." Key features include a cinema/ game room, spa and wellness area, yoga room and enough tender space to accommodate a Triton submersible. A true adventurer's yacht, Esquel features a helipad as well as labs, vehicles and tools for “shore exploration.”

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Discovery 57

Described by Mondomarine as blending the characteristics of explorer and "shuttle style yachts", the Discovery 57 is the first aluminium and steel model of the Luca Dini designed Discovery line. Key details include a “blue petroleum” hull colour, two flush-deck pools and a large beach club aft. Ample windows will allow natural light into the interior, while two Jet Skis will be stored on the foredeck

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Baglietto 43 metre explorer

Baglietto's 43 metre explorer concept features a 58 square metre private owner's deck and a winter garden, which sits between the aft area and full beam saloon. A helipad sits above the stern garage, which is spacious enough for a 6.8 metre tender and several Jet Skis. The yacht also has enough room for an additional 3.7 metre tender stored forward. The design by Santa Maria Magnolfi focuses on seaworthiness, comfort and safety. Interior materials will include Italian marble, exotic woods, Moroccan straw mats and Indian silk fabrics.

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VSY's Hot Lab designed Explorer

Viareggio Superyachts recently revealed new details about its 67 metre explorer yacht concept, which has been designed in collaboration with Hot Lab. The steel and aluminium 1,130GT yacht will feature a classic bow design and chunky superstructure, reminiscent of rugged working boats and research vessels. A small panoramic sundeck resembling a "crow's nest" sits at the top of the superstructure in a nod to "the legendary age of sail," the yard said. Other key features meanwhile include a full beam swimming platform, which can be folded out to be adjacent to the superyacht beach club, and a glass-sided infinity pool on the upper deck.

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