DVD 89 ‘ Explorer Motoryacht

This was a hastily conceived concept which we did a while back for a client wanting to pursue his dream of owning a small superyacht. It’s quite possible that he “freaked out” when the scale of the project was explained to him. We have not heard from him since!!
Nonetheless it’s interesting to see what can be achieved in 90’ of boat and this is a real little ship. There’s an alternative profile shown which would allow the owners cabin to be placed up on the main deck but this would entail moving the laundry area down aft to the lazarette or stealing some room from the crew quarter’s. The up-side would be that six guests could be catered for instead of four as currently drawn.
Structure-wise we envisaged a tough steel hull with an alloy superstructure to improve stability. This boat would be reasonably heavy and would operate purely in displacement mode. That’s not necessarily a bad thing these days with fuel prices seemingly having no ceiling. Cruising speed would be 11 knots with a range of over 5000 nm. At any rate she would be a comfortable vessel in which to cruise to out of the way locations and not so large as to require an army and a fortune to maintain.

It would be nice to see something along these lines built so we await your call!!

Principal Characteristics:
LOA - 27.0 m (88’ 7”)
DWL - 25.0 m (82’ 0”)
Beam - 7.3 m (23’ 11”)
Draught - 1.8 m ( 5’ 11”)
Power - 2×375 Hp
Displacement - 120 000 Kg (264 550 lbs)
Hull Material - Commercial Mild Steel (ASTM A36)
Superstructure Material - Aluminium Alloy 5083 H321/H116