Following the delivery of 24m/78.7ft explorer yacht ROCK to her owner, she made her public debut at the Cannes Boat Show in 2018. Now, naval architects and concept designers Vripack are revealing the attention to detail that went into creating this miniature expedition yacht.
Designed for an Owner who wanted a sturdy, rugged vessel with sex appeal, and with a sharp plumb bow to cut through waves and a charcoal-coloured hull and superstructure, she will certainly stand out in a marina. Built by Evadne Yachts, her structural engineering and mechanical engineering came from Tufan and Brothers, interior engineering was done by Red Yacht Design and Vripack was responsible for her design, naval architecture and interiors.
The exterior imagery shows a swim platform to the aft that is used for storing the tender while cruising, and two staircases lead up to the sheltered causal lounge on the main deck aft. The Owner’s suite features a fold-down terrace on the starboard side for greater connection to the natural surroundings while still enjoying privacy, and there is plenty of room on the bow for seating, sunbathing or exercise. The Upper deck aft is created for outdoor living in the sunshine and offers an array of seating for social events, plus an alfresco dining table and bar beneath a retractable shade. A final staircase connects to the sundeck, where guests can wallow in the Jacuzzi and take in the spectacular views.
The interiors use a pale colour scheme to emphasise the sense of space within, and Vripack’s holistic and collaborative approach with the other teams has resulted in 44% more interior space and 49% more exterior space than the average yacht of the same size. Maple wood finished and geometric elements combine with textures furnishings for an inviting and playful main salon on the main deck aft, forward of which is a separate formal dining area. The abstract patterns continue into the Master suite, which is placed forward and has a large wardrobe, work-space, a king-sized bed and a forward bathroom fitted with his-and-hers sinks, a toilet and a shower.
The lower deck has three more guest cabins to sleep a total of eight guests on board. One double cabin convertible to a twin is placed forward of the engine room with the double and twin cabins towards the stern. All have their own en-suite bathrooms, and the latter twin cabins have a staircase providing direct access to the lounge above. The crew accommodation is placed within the bow and sleeps four.
Up in the pilothouse, there is an L-shaped sofa to starboard behind the helm controls where guests can unwind together in the cosy environment and enjoy the forward views.
In terms of technical specs, a pair of CAT C12.9 engines produces 1,000 HP for a top speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots an economical speed of 8 knots with a range of 3,000 nautical miles.
The Owner is expecting to spend many weeks cruising the Mediterranean aboard expedition yacht ROCK. In the meantime, Evadne Yachts has begun construction on a second hull under the name motor yacht ROCK II.