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News: Van Geest Design floats 55 Meter Explorer Yacht

June 21, 2009 by Yacht News
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With a new idea in which they have built up a mixture of workboat, research vessel, and super yacht, Van Geest Design has come up their latest product, the 55 meter (180 feet) luxury explorer Yacht.

“The idea of the design is based on a mix of workboat, research vessel and super yacht. While the first impression is workboat/research vessel, the vessel is styled and detailed to super yacht standards, providing worldwide cruising in all climates and environments. The layout provides full privacy for owners and guests, along with ample entertaining areas”, said one of the officials of Van Geest extensively associated with the designing.

Company officials expect that providing the facilities of work and research with the luxuries of the super yacht, they will be able to attract more people to procure such yacht. Especially the organizations that combine the facilities of education and research with relaxation and entertainment may find the super yacht just catering to their requirements.

The new vessel has several unique features and additions that would make it more useful for the people boarding it.

In the words of Marine Engineer Kinsely, “powered by either MTU or Caterpillar diesels, the Explorer carries 130,000 litres (34,342 US gallons) of fuel, has a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots. Built of steel/aluminium to Lloyds/MCA specs, she weighs 750 tonnes and draws 12ft.”

For accommodation the super yacht provides owner’s deck, state room as well as salon. It also provides a fireplace as well as cabins for 12 guests in addition to 12 crews. Wheelhouse, pilot cabin, gym, and sauna are all there.

It remains to be seen whether the super yacht creates waves in the yacht world or becomes just another addition in the rank of designer vessels floating all around the world.

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