The Explore 70 is a new multifunction World Explorer Superyacht concept developed by Newcruise. The Newcruise Explore 70 motor yacht measures 72.40m (230 FT) and is a luxurious expedition yacht, to rival the most glamorous superyachts on the market with the largest pool ever installed, while still being capable of battling rough seas and travel around the world’s waters without restriction.
The special fascination for Explorer yachts started for the Hamburg design and construction office NEWCRUISE several years ago. During the development of the 115m megayacht LUNA the design team of Frank Neubelt, Roland Krueger and Catherine Raczek dealt intensively with this yacht form, especially while developing the outside deck. One of the more extreme challenges NEWCRUISE had to analyze was to develop the largest pool ever installed on a yacht.
To spend leisure time with family and friends, as well as to explore the seas in an adventurous manner and share these experiences are demands that the new Explore 70 should meet. To enjoy all this in a familiar living environment with maximum comfort and contemporary “LIFESTYLE” is Newcruises’ mission. There is enough space on the owner’s deck for four guest cabins, with each cabin accommodating two people.
To build an explorer means to create a character which is composed of two extremes:
The rough, rather masculine part of the NEWCRUISE-EXPLORER Explore 70 which is portrayed in the hull shape was conceived to battle rough sea areas on one side – and on the other side, to create the most glamorous luxury superyacht on the sea.
The market already offers explorer variations of different sizes, but mostly with a specific usage strategy. According to various questions and suggestions NEWCRUISE has been asked to bridge the gap between real functionality and practicality with a distinctive and elegant yacht style, but also to provide the ability to create variations of the GA layout as well as to identify different uses. The biggest challenge here is always to ensure a safe design and meaningful architecture, despite the combination of different characters in the design, layout and profile or even the combination of several variables.
Factors such as maintenance and upkeep expenses are further important issues, whether for beginners or experienced yacht-owners. NEWCRUISE therefore developed a superyacht concept of variable sizes between 60 and 70 m – the right size for travelling to popular yacht charter destinations deep within bays and fjords.
EXTERIOR STYLING AND LAYOUT of the Explore 70 expedition yacht embodies a compact look. Its robust engineered structure withstands even the heaviest waves. The NEWCRUISE explorer can consequently easily cross the Atlantic and Pacific on its own keel. All anchor and mooring systems are therefore fully covered under the foredeck.
The special innovative multi-purpose system which NEWCRUISE developed for the explorer concept offers unprecedented flexibility: a multifunctional aft deck provides differential use options – either for family travel with large pool (TOUCH) or for sporty Explorer (Fisherman).
The interior concept of the explorer 70 motor yacht skillfully bridges purism and modern elegance and unifies two souls in one body. The dialogue of the room between down to earth authenticity and modernity on an international level speaks for the design language of NEWCRUISE. Another philosophic element is the successful balance of a cold and warm water theme. This leads to a bidirectional interior which allows the authentic integration in the respective regions.
The Explore 70 concept by NEWCRUISE features warm smooth materials such as cashmere, fine wool and fur pieces that are combined with crisp color tones, which convey a fresh summer breeze. The fusion theme is underlined by the combination of different materials. The contrast of rough materials such as open pored woods and raw cut wooden monoliths as side tables, combined with elaborate silver and tanned brass surfaces as well as mirrors, build a balance of antagonism and create an elegant interior with a reticent nativity.
Multi-functional usage is also possible with the help of a multifunctional aft deck storage system housing a standard-size 40-foot container. This means that a variety of modules, from a pool to a touch-and-go helipad, can be created, and dropped into place depending on the requirements of the yacht – whether it is used for luxury yacht charter vacations, cruising or true exploration.
In this container variant, all equipment’s, which is not in use is stowed in containers and only taken out when needed.
An explorer has the exciting ability to travel around the world’s waters without restriction.
This outstanding attribute is reflected in the interior theme, which bridges the gap between different countries and cultures. Following the recognizable clean lines of NEWCRUISE, the Explore 70 yachts’ modernism experiences an art deco touch. This unites all areas and creates a calm and successful display for these inter-continental influences. Each room shows typical recurring cultural elements of color and material interpretations, as well as defined decorations. From room to room the guest dives into different worlds and experiences his exciting trip not only on the seas, but also in the philosophy reflected in the living spaces on board as well.
The Explore 70 Multifunction World Explorer concept by Newcruise has appropriate architectural and safe engineering practice in the areas of hydrodynamics, sea keeping, wind tunnel testing and fuel usage optimization developed over many years, combined with a unique interior design.
At between 60m and 70m, the Explore 70 NEWCRUISE-EXPLORER is a perfect size for exploring worldwide superyacht destinations while still allowing for access to shallow cruising grounds and anchorages.
Please have a closer look at the newest multifunctional yacht concept EXPLORE and more creations at 2011 Monaco Yacht Show.
Principal Dimensions of the Explore 70 Superyacht – a Multifunction World Explorer concept by Newcruise
LOA 72.40 M 230 FT
LWL 68.80 M 226 FT
B MAX 13.95 M 46 FT
T@ 100% 4.00 M 13 FT
DISPL @ 100% 1850 TONS
SPEED CRUISE 15 KN MAX 17 KN
RANGE@12kn 7000 NM
CLASS GL OR LLOYDS
TANK CAPACITIES & SERVICES FUEL 218500 L 57700 GAL
FW 28000 L 7400 GAL
GENERATOR 2×250, 1×150 KW
STABILISERS 2x ZERO SPEED
OWNER 1 STATEROOM
VIP 2 DOUBLE
GUEST 3 DOUBLE
CREW 1 CAPTAIN + 18 CREW