Versatile explorer

Dutch design firm CBSPRO Maritime has unveiled the Protean 95, a concept design for a multipurpose explorer yacht.

15 December 2020


CBSPRO Maritime has revealed the first incarnation of its Protean 95 concept. The yacht support vessel was designed for a client that wanted a ’no limits’ structure.

The design reveals 795-square-metres of deck space, with facilities to house a fully-certified heli-facility with a helipad and under-deck dry storage with capacity for up to an ACH175 with full refuelling capability.

Water toys and tenders can be accommodated and stored securely with two 15 metric ton capacity cranes ready to clear the vast decks.

Forward of the main deck a sweeping six-level superstructure offers internal accommodation aplenty with a multitude of configurations possible for owner and guests, and crew and staff accommodation. This particular layout housing a complement of 44 including four Captains/Officers, 20 crew, and 20 Owners and Guests.

The owner’s accommodation being the entire upper deck and offering a massive 273-square-metres of internal floor space, 131-square-metres of private external decks.


On board there is a swimming pool and wellness sauna & fitness spa, a fully-equipped gym, a cinema, and a host of bar and lounge areas.

Antoon Marten Wester, the Co-Owner of CBSPRO Maritime says “the beauty of this platform is that it is truly multipurpose and fully configurable to the client requirement.

The clue is in the name with the definition of Protean being adaptable, versatile, multi-faceted.

We see a variety of uses possible from a yacht support vessel, to a crossover expedition/explorer vessel, a race support vessel, a dive operations vessel, a entertainment/conference venue, a laboratory and research vessel, the possibilities are multifold.”

With a range of over 8,000-nautical-miles at an economical speed of 12 knots powered by a diesel-electric Schottel hybrid propulsion system, the Protean 95 will be fully adaptable vessel suited to both discerning private ownership and widespread corporate specific utilisations.



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