17 October 2018
Italian yard Viareggio Superyachts has revealed new details and renderings of its 67-metre explorer yacht concept developed in collaboration with Hot Lab.
The 67-metre Explorer by VSY was conceived in accordance with the original Explorer yacht concept, yet features all the characteristics of a modern and absolutely contemporary yacht. It is a project that combines the sober elegance with typical Italian taste and savoir-faire, with the aim of making this yacht a point of reference in the category.
Explorer-type yachts have experienced a rapid rise in popularity in recent years.
“The Hot Lab 67 M Explorer by VSY presents all the most demanding requirements in modern yachts, but is built around a concept that is very faithful to the original explorer yacht concept” says Michele Dragoni, from Hot Lab.
The yacht’s overall appearance features the typical superstructure of working boats, positioned well forward, thus leaving large open spaces aft.
the aft part of the main deck has been left completely flush to the deck.
The classic bow, instead of the widespread vertical plumb bows, as well as the wheelhouse wing stations, suggest a highly marine and faithful design approach to working boats and naval ships.
Access to the beach club from the main deck is via a large hatch while a small panoramic sundeck resembling a “crow’s nest” sits at the top of the superstructure, a nod to “the legendary age of sail”.
The aft deck meanwhile has been left open, allowing for a multitude of freestanding sunloungers and sofas.
The transom will not include external stairs, rather access will be via a retractable gangway, while the vertically opening door connects the large beach club with the swimming platform.
Dragoni added, “The play on alternating full and empty spaces as one climbs from one deck to another in the beautiful superstructure is most probably the most characteristic stylistic feature of the exteriors.”
The interiors of the Hot Lab 67 M Explorer by VSY are fairly classic and “are the result of painstaking studies aimed at optimally balancing outdoor and indoor spaces with the volumes of the yacht” declares Antonio Romano, of Hot Lab. Two layouts are on the drawing table, with either six or seven cabins all told.
“Large windows on three of the four decks, which literally flood the interior with natural light. Other characteristic features are the owner’s suite, located at the forward end of the upper deck with a breath-taking 180-degree view over the sea, private studio, a big bathroom and two dedicated walk-in closets for him and for her, a sky lounge with glazed windows on three sides and an oversized beach club that, whilst the tender and the toys are at sea, becomes an area fully devoted to relaxing and wellness”.