Naval architect Philippe Briand has used the Monaco Yacht Show 2017 to exhibit plans for a new range of Vitruvius yachts called Expedition Monaco. The new designs range from 45 to 55 metres and include both sailing and motor yachts.
“Our team is driven by pushing the frontiers of yacht design,” Briand explained. “Of course, the needs and functions of expedition yachts, explorers and Mediterranean yachts would at first seem independent of one another. But there are clear intersections where we can create solutions that span multiple categories.”
The first of the Expedition Monaco concepts is described as a “scientific-style expedition yacht” and boasts an upper observation deck, which is ideal for whale spotting or watching wildlife. Available as a 45 metre or a 50 metre yacht, this design would be built with an Ice Class steel hull. Those looking for even more explorer yacht capability could specify a two-level garage, with room for carrying a helicopter as well as multiple tenders.