Courtesy of Denison Yachting, By Marina Nazario – As a yacht owner, you have the unique opportunity to explore some of the most remote destinations in the world. Especially if you’re on an explorer yacht, which could take you to New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands, Easter Island, Raja Ampat, or the polar regions.
Explorer yachts are seaworthy and autonomous vessels — capable of traveling long distances and through rough water without needing a port. They typically look badass, with a full displacement hull that’s designed to cut through the ocean. The crew might be more experienced than those on a traditional, fair-weather motor yacht in order to maintain the vessel to the highest degree. Although, most explorer yachts are purpose-built with the best materials and systems to withstand long voyages.
Here are 5 explorer yachts for sale that will take you to remote destinations.
1. BOLD | 278′ SilverYachts 2019
BOLD is a multi-function explorer yacht with an extended range of 3,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 17 knots. This 278-foot vessel was built in Australia with the collaboration of renowned yacht designer Espen Øino. BOLD reveals aggressive styling with expansive interior and exterior spaces; her staggering design provides clever use of onboard living and storage space throughout the vessel.
She comes with plenty of amenities including a beach club with a gym, a helipad on the main deck, storage for 3 tenders on deck, a plunge pool, and a basketball court. A unique feature is the Wintergarden that faces aft — an enclosed dining and lounge area with wrap-around windows that slide open. BOLD is brave enough to support your heliski adventures from the yacht to the mountain peak.
Contact: Tony Smith
2. TIME OFF | 182′ Damen Yacht Support
Take TIME OFF to explore the polar regions. This 182-foot vessel is built to support a larger expedition yacht that travels long distances. The flexibility of her design makes TIME OFF adaptable to fit the owner’s needs. For instance, the 50-square meter aft deck can hold a seaplane, tender, helicopter, submarine, and jet skis. With a 5,000 nautical mile range at 10 knots, she can keep up and cross oceans with a larger expedition yacht.
Contact: Patrick Hopkins
3. AURELIA | 130′ Canitiere Delle Marche
Cantiere delle Marche’s first Flexplorer is this 130′ explorer yacht named AURELIA. She’s unmistakable on the water with a robust exterior defined by thick steel that adds weight throughout the vessel to enhance stability and comfort. AURELIA is capable of true exploration — she can cruise at 5,000 nautical miles on twin CAT C32 engines with a heavy-duty rating and a fuel capacity of 60,000 liters. This is the first CdM yacht to be fitted with two pairs of zero-speed stabilizers.
Like the Numarine XP series – which Denison is familiar with – CdM builds its series explorer yachts based on common technology platforms. Customization is key to the brand’s market appeal as the Flexplorer series offers alternative layout solutions without the need for radical re-engineering. AURELIA is available for sale with Denison.
Contact: Alex G. Clarke
4. Numarine 37XP
Numarine has an entire explorer line of yachts that are purpose-built for long voyages. The Numarine 37XP is a 122-foot beast that boasts a full displacement steel hull with a composite superstructure. This explorer yacht is an impressive 345 gross tons with a 5,500 nautical mile range. The Numarine 37XP has the appropriate stability, seakeeping, maneuverability, and general handling to support offshore and worldwide cruising.
As a new construction project, this yacht can feature a 5 or 6 cabin layout to accommodate 10-12 guests, including a private owner’s deck on the upper level. The Numarine 37XP series comes with plenty of amenities including a designated beach club, sundeck Jacuzzi, cinema, gym, and a boat deck that can carry up to a 9-meter tender + 3 jet skis.
Contact: Alex G. Clarke
5. K-584 | 120′ CPN 2020
K-584 is the first yacht built under the name of Italian shipyard CPN. This 120-foot explorer yacht began as a custom project and was designed by Andrea Vallicelli and C Yacht Design. She’s a military-styled yacht with simplicity at its core. K-584 boasts an elegant interior that combines dark veneers and white lacquers with a few spots of color.
This expedition yacht for sale has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. She is powered by 2 MAN engines, which give her a cruising speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 14 knots. K-584 has a range of 4,600 nautical miles and can carry 47,000 liters of fuel and 9,600 liters of water for long journeys. Best part? She comes with a state-of-the-art dive center to plan dive excursions and store wetsuits, tanks, and more toys.
Contact: Aaron Antonson
Explorer yachts are a fun and adventurous type of vessel meant to support an owner’s goals of reaching remote destinations. As a new era of yacht owners emerge, expedition yachts are increasingly popular for their non-traditional features. Contact your Denison yacht broker to find a featured yacht for sale.