Exploration yachting is fast becoming the next frontier in luxury charter, allowing guests to experience remote parts of the world that are often inaccessible any other way. The opportunity for adventure and discovery is now a reality thanks to a handful of yachts that are breaking new ground.
Sailors are often adventurers, but only a handful of luxury yachts have cruised off the beaten track, built and outfitted to explore every last corner of the world.
The 45m M/Y Latitude, built by Timmerman Yachts in 2008, recently completed a 106-day, 9,420-nautical mile journey including the Northwest Passage, so treacherous that barely more than 200 vessels have ever traversed it.
Navigating the dangerous ice packed waters between the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans is not for the fainthearted - more people have climbed Mount Everest than have cruised this route!
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Motor Yacht Legend
One of a kind is a term often used to describe a superyacht, but 77.4m M/Y Legend is different. She offers unadulterated adventure, with all the luxuries you'd expect from world-class cuisine to an onboard spa. Legend was built for pure fun and adventure and can venture through the world's most remote oceans.
There are luxury yachts, and there are luxury yachts that sleep more than 12 guests. There are yachts that have commercial helipads and there are yachts that have submarines. There are also yachts that go to the Arctic and Antarctica, but not many that can offer all of the above. Legend is the only luxury ice-breaking yacht with all these capabilities and more.
Built as a Class 1 ice-breaking ship, Legend was converted by Icon Yachts into a world class charter yacht under the project management of Verkerk Yachting Projects. Legend accomodates 26 guests in absolute luxury, without compromsing her safety and strength as an icebreaker.
Alongside technical and system upgrades, Legend has also undergone extensive modification to her exterior. The stern has been extended by 3.6 meters and has been fitted with a swim platform and a swimming pool.
Motor Yacht Legend
The helicopter landing pad is commercially certified and a submarine is stored in the garage on the forward deck. Both are available to charter guests at an extra cost. Legend also comes complete with a gym, a Balinese spa, sauna, jacuzzi and beauty salon, as well as a movie theatre and entertainment system, a medical suite and an extensive range of water toys from paddle boards to jet-skis.
Legend comfortably sleep up to 26 guests in 13 cabins, including a Master suite, two VIP suites, four double staterooms and six twin staterooms (some of them convertible). She can also carry up to 19 crew onboard, plus 10 specialist expedition crew, for example a doctor, ice-pilot, expedition leaders and wildlife experts, to deliver the adventure of a lifetime.
Legend will be available to charter in remote areas of the world including South America, Antarctica, Greenland, the Norwegian Fjords and the Arctic circle.
A range of 16,000 nautical miles
M/Y Global Explorer - For Sale
With the volume, stability and engineering normally associated with a much larger yacht, the 41m steel and aluminium displacement yacht, M/Y Global Explorer, built by JFA, has the perfect balance of interior and exterior spaces to ensure adequate comfort, safety and privacy for long ocean passages.
Designed by Overing Yacht Design, and styles by Michael Kirschstein, this superb explorer yacht is partly built at INACE in Brazil, and is now at JFA in France where she can be finished to a new owner’s personal taste within 12 months.
Motor Yacht Global Explorer
Sturdy & stable long range cruiser
Excellent deck spaces
Full-beam master suite
Designed by a very experienced owner for maximum comfort and space during long periods onboard, Global Explorer is an impressive and well appointed world cruiser.
She has six beautiful staterooms comprising a full-beam Master suite, two VIP cabins, two twins and a double cabin.
The exterior space is equally generous including a large, partially covered sundeck, a forward relaxation area, a bathing platform with easy access to the waer and for tenders, plus a Jacuzzi, alfresco bar and barbecue.
SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht Range
The new SeaXplorer expedition yacht range from Damen Shipyards is engineered to comply with IMO Polar Code category B, capable of reaching the wildest polar destinations on earth. Options include the added luxury of helicopters and personal submersibles, enabling you to explore every ocean, above and below.
For further information about any of the above explorer yachts please don't hesitate to contact your nearest C&N charter broker.
Alternatively, if you are interested in commissioning your own explorer yacht, then please get in touch with your C&N yacht broker.
Details and contact information are available on our website.