JFA Yachts unveiled a newly styled explorer yacht design.

The design of the explorer yacht has been developed with Bill Dixon and the French interior designer Franck Darnet. This elegant silhouette with only 3 decks for the 50m of length permits the vessel to stay under 500 GRT.

This Explorer Yacht offers 4 guests cabins located on at the lower deck and a full beam master cabin forward on the main deck with private access to the foredeck. This large cabin has a bathroom with a bath, a wardrobe, and an office. The main deck proposes a large saloon with a dining area directly connected with the aft deck saloon. Another saloon is fitted on the upper deck aft of the wheelhouse.

Franck Darnet also proposes to install the master cabin on the upper deck instead of the saloon. This configuration allows for an amazing view and a private aft deck. The interior design will be modern with light oak furniture and panels enrobed in white tissue.

The outside area offers a large saloon on the aft deck with stairs to access directly on the fold down swim platform for bathing or tender access. In the aft lower deck, a gymnasium with bathroom will be fitted.
The forward deck is fitted with a large locker that receives the main 20’ tender. This large locker could be converted into a pool when the tender is launched. The foredeck will be fitted with another locker to house the crane and another one for a jet ski.

A small observation deck has been fitted over the wheelhouse to enjoy panoramic views.

Bill Dixon and his team have done a lot of work to ensure she is an energy efficient yacht with a great deal of autonomy. Aluminum was the chosen build material because of the impact on weight and maintenance. Equipped with 2x 1000Hp engines, this yacht should be able to reach 16.5 Knots top speed and 12.5 Knots cruising speed and to cover a range of over 4800 nm. The yacht will be equipped with zero speed stabilizers, high-quality air conditioning system and will be built with very low noise level targets.

This Explorer Yacht has been conceived to sail to remote areas. She will benefit from the large experience of JFA Yachts with reliable yachts such as Axantha I, Axantha II, Hortense, Rose of Jericho and Bystander. All these yachts have sailed intensively and already covered a lot of nautical miles including world tours.

Main Specifications

Length over all:50.03 m
Beam:9.97 m
Draft:2.50 m
Exterior Design:Bill Dixon Yacht Design
Naval Architecture:Bill Dixon Yacht Design
Interior Design:Franck Darnet
Materials:Steel hull and aluminum superstructure
Range @ 12 knots:4.800 nm
Cruising Speed:12,5 knots
Max. Speed:16,25 knots

Profile & Layout

JFA Yachts - 164' New explorer - Colored profile
JFA Yachts - 164' New explorer - GA Upper Deck
Upper Deck
JFA Yachts - 164' New explorer - GA Main Deck
Main Deck
JFA Yachts - 164' New explorer - GA Lower Deck
Lower Deck