The Dutch studio Stolk Marimecs has finished the design for the new 35m Blue Water Explorer. Thanks to her size as well as clever accommodation layout, the Bluewater explorer yacht is a comfortable and notably practical long range cruiser, with diesel-electric propulsion and ice reinforcement.
The beautiful Bluewater expedition yacht is optimized for remote exploration, according to Marimecs’ practical and experience-based explorer yacht approach:
Comfortable & Practical
The Blue water explorer superyacht is a robust vessel, with a generous amount of interior space, not only in terms of accommodation but also with regard to living space. She offers comfortable and safe seagoing behaviour and features simple but thoroughly thought-through systems and equipment, which increase safety and reduce running cost.
Onboard systems and equipment will exclude excess and over-the-top luxury systems which do not add value to the owners needs – this to ensure an attractive cost price. It will be relatively simple to construct, further resulting in an economical purchase price.
In addition to all this, an important factor in the design was to integrate a distinctive style and look, whilst simultaneously matching the robust feel the owner usually has in mind for an explorer yacht. The team ensured well-balanced exterior lines, as head-designer Mr Stolk comments: “Explorer yacht design has always been one of our favourite fields of work, and this 35m design is based on those decades of practical, as well as artistic experience.”
In short: “A lot of yacht for a reasonable price.”
Living the Life
Historically, there roughly has always been a distinction between sailing yacht owners and motoryacht owners. Sailors would be classified as, in general, being very involved with their yacht, making long journeys and being motivated to preserve the traditions of the sailing way of life; a way of thinking in which the journey itself is a goal.
Willem Stolk points out: “Explorer yacht owners are today’s yachting adventurers. They are experienced yacht owners who, to a great extend, know what they will use the yacht for, and what they will not use it for.” The yacht’s interior and exterior spaces are carefully designed to match a typical explorer’s wishes, with room for personalisation.
The aft main deck of the 35m luxury yacht Bluewater accommodates toys and tenders, eliminating the need for a costly tender garage and complicated launching equipment. The starboard side of the yacht accommodates a lobby, which provides entrance to the main deck’s salon. Thanks to the yacht’s wide body, the full-beam salon with dining area is spacious, befitting a luxury yacht.
The forward part of the main deck offers a separate owner’s area, which offers the ‘complete private retreat’ most luxurious cruising yachts do. The fore ship of the lower deck houses an extremely spacious crew area for four, whilst the stern offers an extra crew cabin on starboard, and much extra storage (for instance for diving equipment) on port. The lower deck houses a full-beam VIP cabin and two more guest cabins.
Retreats with a View
The bridge deck offers a large bridge with comfortable lounge corner, which due to explorer characteristics, is very much a part of the yacht’s living space. The salon aft of the bridge is another comfortable place to reside, with impressive views outside and easy direct access to the bridge or spacious aft deck.
The sundeck of the Bluewater yacht by Stolk Marimecs is dedicated to alfresco-living and sunbathing. It includes a spa pool surrounded by generous sunpads, a bar and more comfortable lounging options. Naturally, alternative arrangements and options such as a folding balcony are available as per owner’s request.