Stella di Mare Yacht

Family Connection: Stella di Mare by CBI Navi

Stella di Mare is a 40m explorer yacht built by CBI Navi after a design by HydroTec (exterior design/naval architecture) and Fossati Design Bureau (interior).

The European owner wanted an ocean-going yacht with value and less “fashion” that serves as a connection of three family generations from seven to 75 years. The youngest generation has an own area that meets their personal style with comic and cartoon designs (even in kids areas not the typical style of high-end luxury yachts). The father wants to work onboard to manage the business from a professional studio. Last but not least, to meet the grandfather’s lifestyle of fine wine and good food, the yacht is equipped with a wine cellar with a capacity for 800 bottles.

The main deck features the main saloon with dining, galley, main lobby and the master suite. The lower deck has four guest cabins and the crew area with three cabins, laundry, and the crew mess. The captain has a separate cabin on the upper deck. There is also a family/TV room.

Alongside the air conditioning system, the yacht is equipped with an extra heating system when the yacht is underway in extremely cold regions.

Other goals were large exterior and interior space as well as a timeless design and a transatlantic range for long cruises. Stella di Mare has a fuel capacity of 75,000 liters and is powered by two Caterpillar C32 with a power of 746 kW each at 1600 rpm. The displacement yacht has a maximum speed of 14.5 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots.

The sundeck has a fixed bimini, an area for a gym and sunbeds. Moreover, there is an access to the crow’s nest to enjoy a 360-degree view during the journeys.

A tender is stored on the bridge deck aft, another storage for toys is in the lazarette aft. There is also a workshop for smaller repairs. A rescue boat has been placed forward under the sunbathing area.

Ocea Nemo 50 ICE


OCEA presents their NEMO 50 ICE to explore northern areas.

The Ocea Nemo 50 ICE was designed by the Italian yacht designer Fulvio de Simoni under 500 GT and as well as the Nemo 55, she features a large aft deck to carry big tenders like landingcrafts, saling boats with mast, submarines and so on.

OCEA builds also military vessels and will use the same davits that are used on military ships to handle landing crafts.

The owner has a 68 sqm full-beam apartment with a private lounge on the main deck forward. The four guest cabins (two double, two twin) are on the lower deck together with the 85 sqm crew area forward.

OCEA explains:

“The shafts are integrated into dedicated structural skegs, which will protect them, along with the propellers and the two rudders, should the hull hit an iceberg or partially submerged objects – this type of construction being a typical feature of all the yachts Ocea has built so far.”

Dark or bright superstructure?

Explorer 40.22 yacht

Explorer 40.22 by Cantiere delle Marche

Cantiere delle Marche announced the sale of the Explorer 40.22 project.

Explorer 40.22 has been designed by Tommaso Spadolini who designed also the client’s previous yachts. The yacht features naval architecture by Hydro Tec. After owning a planning yacht, he decided to switch to a displacement yacht and requested a robust explorer with a clean design. Furthermore, large exterior and interior spaces to spend relaxed holidays with the family.

Explorer 40.22 yacht

Explorer 40.22 will have a full-beam owners’ suite forward on the main deck, alongside six guest cabins (three double/three twin-bed) and three cabins for the crew on the lower deck (with crew mess). The captain’s cabin is directly connected to the wheelhouse.

The yacht is powered by two Caterpillar C32 Acert (970 kW each). The top speed is 14 knots and has an operating range of 3,500 nautical miles at a speed of 10 knots.

Main Specifications

Length over all

42.00 Meters


8.50 Meters


2.60 Meters

65m explorer yacht skysail

65m Green Explorer by Nedship and Dennis Ingemansson

Nedship Group (known for zero-emission solar-powered catamarans) and Swedish yacht designer Dennis Ingemansson present a 65m green explorer.

The explorer uses a mix of energy sources to reduce the carbon footprint. There is a skysail to reduce the energy of the engines/generators and 150 sqm of solar panels on the roof. Furthermore, 60 sqm more can be added on the helicopter platform. There can be wind turbines added.

The steel-hulled vessel will be built to ice classification 1A to explore many remote areas. Furthermore, the yacht features safe spaces for tenders, toys and submarines, a diving center with decompression center and an onboard recycling center.

Main Specifications

Length over all:65.00 m
Beam:14.00 m
Draft:3.50 m
Exterior Design:Dennis Ingemansson
Main Engines:Hybrid Power System
Top Speed:15 knots
Range @ 12 knots:6,000 nautical miles
Green Features:Up to 210 square meters area of solar cells + retractable wind turbines + skysails + onboard recyclable systems + retractable wave turbines

SkySail explained

28m Van der Valk Explorer

28m Van der Valk Explorer

Dutch yacht builder Van der Valk is going to build the third unit of their explorer line. After a 38m and 25m unit now a 28m vessel.

The new explorer yacht was ordered by a repeat client and like many other yachts also designed by Guido de Groot Design. The naval architecture was done by Ginton Naval Architects and Diana Yacht Design. Constructed of lightweight aluminum, powered by two MTU V12 engines with 1,650 hp each, the yacht reaches a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.

28m Van der Valk Explorer

The yacht welcomes ten guests in total and offers two VIP cabins and two guest cabins on the lower deck forward. The owner’s suite is located on the main deck. The crew mess with two cabins for four persons is on the lower deck at the aft next to the beach club with sauna.

28m Van der Valk Explorer

The sundeck offers an L-shaped sofa and a bar forward, a C-shaped settee for dining and space for a tender and jetski. An 800 kg crane lowers the toys to the water.

Yori Bijker, marketing manager at Van der Valk comments:

“We were genuinely honored to receive this new commission order from a client after he has spent just one season enjoying his current Van der Valk. Around half of all our current orders are being built for repeat clients, showcasing the very high satisfaction rates among owners. The fact that this particular client has now ordered an Explorer was not a great surprise for us as we knew he was planning to embark on some impressive trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific voyages.  We now look forward to building him the perfect platform for these adventures.”

Delivery is scheduled for spring 2020.

28m Van der Valk Explorer

Main Specifications

Length over all:28.50 m
Beam:7.20 m
Draft:1.80 m
Exterior Design:Guido de Groot
Naval Architecture:Ginton Naval Architects and Diana Yacht Design
Main Engines:2 x MAN V12 - 1650 HP @ 2.300 RPM
Top Speed:20 knots
Cruising Speed:17 knots
Range:430 nm

Profile & General Arrangement

28m Van der Valk Explorer Profile

28m Van der Valk Explorer Sun Deck
Sun Deck

28m Van der Valk Explorer Main Deck
Main Deck

28m Van der Valk Explorer Lower Deck
Lower Deck

DUTCH FALCON (25m) - the second launch of the explorer line


Planet Nine Yacht Explorer

Planet Nine by Admiral Yachts

Admiral Yachts (part of The Italian Sea Group) launched the 75m explorer yacht Planet Nine.

Planet Nine was designed by Tim Heywood (exterior design) and features an over 300 sqm private area for the owner. At the aft is the main cabin, another cabin, and the lounge is in the bow area. There is also a theater with an impressive 119-inch screen. Furthermore, the yacht is equipped with a helipad and hangar for a big Agusta A109 Grand and two Rupert Marine 32 tenders are stored in tender bays on the main deck.

Planet Nine Yacht Explorer

Giuseppe Taranto, CEO of The Italian Sea Group says:

“We are proud of this construction and are confident she will be a benchmark in her category. She is a yacht with a unique style that will attract attention in every port. PLANET NINE is also a great achievement in terms of technology”.

The guests of the ice-classed (Lloyd’s Register) yacht can enjoy a wide panoramic observatory lounge on the upper deck or they use the five guest cabins on the lower deck.

Planet Nine marks the 575th launch of the Italian Sea Group.

planet nine yacht

Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht

Maverick 55 by Gian Paolo Nari and Rossinavi

Rossinavi and designer Gian Paolo Nari present the expedition yacht concept Maverick 55

The 55.20m concept with ice class has an enormous operating range of 6,000 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 15 knots and offers space for 14 guests in 7 cabins. The concept features a touch-and-go helipad at the aft over the 180-degree panoramic lounge. The lounge has a central staircase down to the beach club. The lower deck houses a full-beam wellness center and the guest cabins.

Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht
Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht
Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht

The large aft deck of the Maverick 55 features alongside the helipad also a seating area and an al-fresco dining area enough space for parties. Upstairs is the large sundeck with sunbeds, a shaded bar, pool, another seating area and a well-designed mast with a big crow’s nest/observation deck.

Rossinavi about the interior:

“The saloon has been envisaged in an opulent style, with a large C- shaped wrap of seating, plush Trussardi cushions and a spectacular lighting design, suggestive of a starlit sky. This theme is carried through into the staterooms, with chaises lounges, quilted wall linings and rich wooden flooring.”.

Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht
Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht
Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht

“I believe that any project expresses the personal cognition what exists in the present reality, and the interpretation of what we desire could happen in the future; the design product is a coordinated set of creativity, perceptive experiences and technical knowledge, aimed to transform the imaginary representation of the mind in a feasible idea”. – Gian Paolo Nari

Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht
Maverick 55 Expedition Yacht

Main Specifications

Length over all:55.20 m
Beam:11.20 m
Exterior Design:Gian Paolo Nari
Interior Design:Carlo Colombo
Naval ArchitectureArrabito Naval Architects
Main Engines:2 x Caterpillar 3512C
Range:6,000 nm
Fuel Capacity:130,000 l
Top Speed:16 knots
Cruising Speed:15 knots
ClassificationRINA Hull • Mach Ych Confort PNVC Green Plus ICE Class
Gross Tonnage:1050 GT

50m Expedition 2 Level Garages

50m/45m Ice-Class Expedition Yacht Concept by Vitruvius Yachts

Vitruvius Yachts (a brand by Philippe Briand) presents a new explorer yacht platform in seven different versions.

The new concept contains the typical explorer design features with open aft deck and the capabilities to transport tenders and toys including sailing yachts with standing masts, helipad or a two-level garage. But the concepts contains also a 45m crossover concept.

“Our team is driven by pushing the frontiers of yacht design,” said Philippe Briand, designer and naval architect at Vitruvius Yachts. “Of course, the needs and functions of expedition yachts, explorers and Mediterranean yachts would at first seem independent of one another. But there are clear intersections where we can create solutions that span multiple categories.”

“We understand that today’s owners want to use their yachts to host glamorous parties on the French Riviera or the Greek Islands as well as venture to remote Pacific islands or even the polar regions. In response, we have created a collection of concepts that showcases the iterations transitioning from expedition to explorer to Mediterranean yacht. It helps an owner to visualize where they would like to place their yacht in terms of capabilities across different environments,” added Briand.

1. Expedition Scientific

With a low profile like M/Y Exuma or Galileo G and space for two nine-meter tenders on the aft deck. It comes with a 50m aluminum hull or a 45m steel hull with ice-class.

Expedition Scientific Vitruvius Yachts
Expedition Scientific
Expedition Scientific Deck Layout Vitruvius Yachts
Expedition Scientific Main Deck Vitruvius Yachts

2. Expedition Mediterranean

Vitruvius Yachts Expedition Mediterranean
Expedition Mediterranean Vitruvius
Layout Expedition Mediterranean 50m Vitruvius

3. Expedition 2 Level Garages

50m Expedition 2 Level Garages
Expedition 2 Level Garages
Expedition 2 Level Garages Vitruvius

4. Expedition Beach Club Garage

Expedtion Beach Club Garage 45m
Expedition Beach Club Garage Profile

5. Explorer

Explorer 50m Vitruvius Yachts
50m Explorer Vitruvius Yachts

6. Crossover

Crossover 45m Vitruvius Yachts
Crossover Profile
45m Crossover Yacht Vitruvius

7. Med Yacht

Med Yacht Vitruvius Yachts

“We are very excited by the new yacht concepts in this boundary-crossing range,” said Veerle Battiau, General Manager at Vitruvius Yachts. “The designs include varying combinations of expedition yacht features – such as a large garage, along aft deck and helipad – with the efficient hull of an explorer and the exterior leisure space, interior comforts and access to the sea of a Mediterranean yacht. The yachts break the conventional design barriers.”

Ragnar Yacht ICON after

Conversion Project RAGNAR by ICON Yachts

ICON Yachts is working on a new 68m conversion project RAGNAR

The base for RAGNAR is the ex-offshore vessel SANABORG with a Polar Class 5 hull that was built in 2012 in the Netherlands.

The new lines are designed by the British design studio RWD. The yacht will accommodate 16 guests in six guest cabins and two owner staterooms. Alongside the typical standard features like a massage room, sauna and full-size gym, the yacht will have an ice pool and a snow room. Snowball fight inside a yacht. In the Med. Why not?

The explorer yacht will feature a certified helicopter landing pad for an EC 145. But the toy garage will host a lot more stuff. Here an excerpt of the planned toys:

  • 1 x Ripsaw EV2 (known from the movie Fast & Furious 8)
  • 2 x 8m tenders
  • 2 x 6m RIBs
  • 1 x Submarine for two people
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x laser sailing boats
  • 1 x RIB Castoldi 26

6,000 nautical miles of operation range is enough to call her a go-anywhere yacht to explore the world. The vessel has an electric pod propulsion and air-cooled generators that don’t need salt water from the outside for cooling. So it is possible to beach the yacht (by the way, it has a draft of 3.15m).

Eurocraft 46m Federico Fiorentino

Federico Fiorentino presents new 46m Ice-Class Yacht

Italian design studio Federico Fiorentino presents the Eurocraft 46m.

The Eurocraft 46m is available with an optional ice-class feature to travel also in colder areas of our world. She will be powered by a state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion system with the typical advantages of fuel saving, more comfort etc.

The yacht offers space for two tenders up to 10m on the aft deck under the spacious open-air area on the bridge deck that is also a helicopter landing area.

Eurocraft 46m Federico Fiorentino
Eurocraft 46m Federico Fiorentino
Eurocraft 46m Federico Fiorentino

Ten guests can sleep aboard in five cabins. An owner’s cabin on the main deck, a full-beam VIP suite, two twin cabins and a double cabin on the lower deck.

The sun deck offers sunbathing area (alongside the bigger area on the helideck), a pool, a bar and a fixed bimini for sun protected places.

Price is about € 23,250,000 (get in contact)

Eurocraft 46m Federico Fiorentino
Eurocraft 46m Federico Fiorentino
Eurocraft 46m Federico Fiorentino

Argo - 48m by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh

Argo - 48m Explorer by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh

Rossinavi and yacht designer Ken Freivokh presenting the 48m concept ARGO.

ARGO is a multi-talented and eye-catching explorer yacht concept with the largest open deck in her class. The big aft deck invites to carry the coolest tenders and toys. Four 12m tenders? Submarines? Amphibious vehicles? Or hosting an open air party at anchor or marinas? All depending on your needs. Two another tenders can be stored in a garage forward.

Argo - 48m by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh
Argo - 48m by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh
Argo - 48m Explorer Yacht by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh

In addition to many tenders, the yacht also welcomes 12 guests to enjoy a journey up to 5,000 nautical miles without a fuel stop and a feature like a crow’s nest with a 360-degree view. The owner has a cabin with a panoramic view.

Rossinavi offers a Rolls Royce pod propulsion system as an alternative to a shaft propulsion.

Rossinavi’s aluminum technology has the opinion construct her in full-aluminum with ice class.

Argo - 48m by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh
Argo - 48m by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh
Argo - 48m by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh
Argo - 48m by Rossinavi and Ken Freivokh

66m Explorer Henry Ward Design

66m Explorer by Henry Ward Design

This 66m explorer by Henry Ward Design and BMT Nigel Gee is awesome!

The special feature of this explorer yacht is the massive beach club. Like a transformer, the yacht turns the stern (1/3 of the yacht) into a big pool. Another big pool (can be covered for parties or other entertaining events) is on the main deck with a climbing wall on the big mast with a crow’s nest.

66m Explorer Henry Ward Design
66m Explorer Henry Ward Design
66m Explorer Henry Ward Design

Docked on the aft is an 18m lodge with a helipad (or a dronepad in this concept). A second drone and helipad can be fold-out at the bow. The bow area is also the storage for the tenders and drone. The drone is capable to transport four persons to discover more flora and fauna around the yacht.

66m Explorer Henry Ward Design
66m Explorer Henry Ward Design
66m Explorer Henry Ward Design

The naval architects of BMT Nigel Gee see a twin azimuth propulsion system with a total power of 3000 kW to reach a cruising speed of 15 knots. When speed is reduced to 12 knots, the yacht will have a range of 5000 nautical miles.

Picture credits: Henry Ward Design and BMT Nigel Gee

66m Explorer Henry Ward Design
66m Explorer Henry Ward Design


66m Explorer Henry Ward Design