MY 164’ New Generation Explorer Vessel

Posted: 5th August 2014 | Written by: JFA yachts

JFA Yachts 164 New explorer fwd view 1

JFA Yachts has the pleasure to unveil more details about its 164’ Explorer Vessel. She is an Explorer Vessel with a new style, contemporary outside but also inside. This motor yacht has been developed with one of the world’s leading yacht design studios based in the UK, Bill Dixon Design, as Naval Architect and the French interior designer Franck Darnet Design. This motor yacht is not radically modern: her low profile with classic lines and her nice bow shape make her timeless.

The sihouette is very elgant with only 3 decks for the 50m of length, allowing the vessel to stay under 500 GRT. The Vessel offers 4 guests cabins located on the lower deck and a full beam master cabin forward on the main deck with private access to the fore deck. This large cabin has a bathroom with a bath, a wardrobe and an office. The main deck proposes a large saloon with a dining area directly connected with the aft deck saloon. Another saloon is fitted on the upper deck aft of the wheelhouse.JFA Yachts 164 New explorer moored above 600

Franck Darnet also proposes to install the master cabin on the upper deck instead of the saloon. This configuration allows for an amazing view and a private aft deck. The interior design will be modern with light oak furniture and panels enrobed in white tissue.

The outside area offers a large saloon on the aft deck with stairs to access directly on the fold down swim platform for bathing or tender access. In the aft lower deck, a gymnasium with bathroom will be fitted.

JFA Yachts 164 New explorer Living room 600

The forward deck is fitted with a large locker that receives the main 20’ tender. This large locker could be converted into a pool when the tender is launched. The foredeck will be fitted with another locker to house the crane and another one for a jet ski.

A small observation deck has been fitted over the wheelhouse to enjoy panoramic views.

Bill Dixon and his team have done a lot of work to ensure she is an energy efficient yacht with a great deal of autonomy. Aluminum was the chosen build material because of the impact on weight and maintenance. Equipped with 2x 1000Hp engines, this yacht should be able to reach 16.5 Knts top speed and 12.5 Knts cruising speed and to cover a range of over 4800 nm.

The yacht will be equipped with zero speed stabilizers, high quality air conditioning system and will be built with very low noise level targets.

JFA Yachts 164 New explorer Wheelhouse 600

This Explorer Vessel has been conceived to sail to remote areas. She will benefit from the large experience of JFA Yachts with reliable yachts such as Axantha I, Axantha II, Hortense, Rose of Jericho and Bystander. All these yachts have sailed intensively and already covered a lot of nautical miles including world tours.

JFA Yachts 164 New explorer foredeck 600

LOA 50,03m - LWL 49,69m - Beam 9,97m - Draught 2,5m

Displacement 395 T Light Half Load - Range Over 4800 nm@12Knts

Cruising speed 12,5Knts at 85% MCR - Top Speed 16,25 Knts

Contact: Gaël DOUGUET -  gael@jfa-yachts.com

 

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