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Gresham Yacht Design has presented its latest superyacht design, Exploris.

16 May 2018


The 100m-explorer vessel with its Ulstein Group style ‘X-BOW’ is a robust looking yacht that aims to take her owner and guests anywhere in the world.

Behind the masculine exterior that includes an Ice Class hull, the high volume superyacht is equipped with all the technology and hardware you would expect of a true explorer. As a Lloyds PYC classified vessel, Exploris provides plenty of accommodation and her twin Azipod propulsion system will achieve a range of 7,000-nautical-miles.

When combined with a forward retractable thruster and twin bow thrusters, Exploris has superior manoeuvrability and full dynamic positioning capabilities.

Steve Gresham, director of Gresham Yacht Design explains, “Exploris features a dedicated helicopter hangar that can house an Augusta Grand or EC135.”

The CAP 437 helipad is certified for the much larger Sikorsky S76, located aft of the vessel. When guests land on deck, doors forward lead into the heart of Exploris starting at the unusually high beach club where twin 12.5-metre custom tenders are launched and retrieved from.


Once the tenders are deployed, the 18-metre full beam can be utilised with the added benefit of enhanced privacy that this level affords. Additional options include a Trident submersible and full dive facilities including a decompression chamber.

“Guests enjoy a fully private promenade deck above the bridge deck with observation saloon and extra wide side decks,” adds Gresham.

“The owners have a private deck area and below this there is a forward facing observation lounge above the enclosed mooring room. We have been working closely with interior designers Seymour Diamond to develop interior layouts, architectural details furnishing and finishes.”

The main saloon is located forward offering panoramic views and leads directly to the forward facing observation lounge, with a window that extends around the bow for unbelievable views.

There are two fully covered aft deck areas, one for dining and one for lounging. Looking aft reveals the 10-metre long pool fitted with swim jets along with a Jacuzzi and large sunbathing deck.


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