The London-based design studio Vitruvius Yachts has revealed the first details of its latest superyacht concept: an 80-meter explorer yacht. The vessel design follows the Vitruvius’ 55m Shinkai – built by Feadship in the Netherlands and delivered in 2021 – this new explorer is notable for its long aft deck which is ideal for storing a generous toy collection or even a helipad. The naval architecture also follows Shinkai, with her steel hull created for optimal efficiency and adhering to the latest industry criteria for sustainability.



80m will feature a vast beach club and health center below deck, enabling direct and convenient access to the sea for water sports. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests across a total of six staterooms. 



She is expected to reach a top speed of 19 knots and cruise with ease at 14 knots – special care has also been given to controlling any rolling motions on board – a trait which is also key for ease of launching her onboard toys such as submarines. Furthermore, the addition of gyro/fin stabilizers is also in consideration for the vessel.



Owners can also decide to choose an observatory option for the expedition superyacht, which would provide a 22 sq. m space. 



“This new vessel represents Vitruvius’ take on the ideal explorer superyacht. She maintains her superyacht DNA through the innovative design of her exterior, as well as through the exceptional space and comfort which are offered by her interior. She is also a true explorer and will have an exceptional autonomous range of 6500 nautical miles to take her owners anywhere in the world,” comments Philippe Briand, founder and designer of Vitruvius Yachts. 



Philippe Briand is the founder and designer of Vitruvius Yachts Ltd. He made his name designing award-winning sailing yachts under his own brand name and building on that experience has led him to create a revolutionary range of motor yachts: Vitruvius Yachts with a range in size of over 100m in length.
With over 12,000 boats built to date, Philippe Briand could reasonably be considered the most prolific yacht designer of our time.  

Credits: Vitruvius Yachts

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