News: Van Geest designed 32M Global Explorer yacht

July 18, 2012 by lucy
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The Global Explorer yacht’s defined lines allow for a clean construction philosophy. The design allows for integration of combinations of steel/aluminium/composite for a flexible setup towards the Owner.

The hull will be painted in marine paint used on commercial ships. This will allow easy repairs and will therefore make it easier to moor in commercial or smaller fishing ports while exploring the globe.

The superstructure, inside of the bulwarks and everything that can be ‘touched’ from deck will be painted smooth with a super yacht quality.

The deck will be a synthetic shock absorbent surface allowing freedom of tenders and toys to be stored on the aft deck and to be launched by crane.

Lounge areas provide entertaining for warm climate cruising and shelter for colder environments.


The interior of the luxury yacht Global Explorer has been laid out for a friendly and cozy family life style on board; allowing for each guest on board finding space to retreat to or to socialize and mingle.
Luxurious interior aboard Global Explorer yacht concept by Van Geest Design

Luxurious interior aboard Global Explorer yacht concept by Van Geest Design

There are two en-suite guest cabins mid ship on lower deck, an Owner’s state room with an office and his and hers en-suite forward on main deck.

The saloon opens to the main tender deck. The dining area interacts directly with the galley for a more familiar home setup. On Bridge deck the panoramic upper saloon leads to an outdoor lounge area aft, while the Bridge forward gives clear views to the outsides and interacts directly with the foredeck.

Two to three crew members including the captain have been envisaged in this layout. The crew area is set up forward on the lower deck with two cabins, a dedicated laundry space and a crew mess.

All areas have been laid out to super yacht requirements, space and circulation to be effective and user friendly.

Technical systems and engineering

Choice of systems and engineering is foreseen to be simple and sturdy coming from the commercial ship/yacht industry. Solar panels on the top of the bridge deck will be integrated in the power management of the Global Explorer yacht.

Technical Specifications of the 32M Global Explorer superyacht by Van Geest Design:

Main Dimensions
Length overall: 32.0 metres
Length waterline: 30.8 metres
Beam max: 7,40 metres
Draught max.: 1.8 metres
Displacement full load: 240 metric tons
Cruising speed: 12,0 knots at 50% load @ 1650 rpm
Range: 5.000 nautical miles at 10 knots

Hull: Steel grade A, with round bilge
Superstructure: Steel, Aluminium or Composite
Tank capacities
Fuel: 45.000 litres
Fresh water: 10.000 liters
Additional tank volume: 2.000 litres

Diesel engines: Caterpillar C18 Acert 2x 448kW (609 BHP) at 1800 rpm

Guest: Two (2) guest cabins plus one (1) owners’ stateroom
Crew: One (1) captain’s cabin plus one (1) crew cabin
Additional spaces: Two (2) lounges, bridge, laundry, crew mess, galley, storeroom, large lazarette

Main tender: 6m luxury or exploration tender
Crew tender: 4.5m RIB or similar

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