The latest superyacht design from internationally renowned designer Kurt Strand is cutting edge 122m/400ft expedition yacht AURORA BOREALIS, designed to take up to 20 guests and a crew of 48 on exceptional journeys the world over.
Inspiration was drawn from the raw power of nature and the rough weather conditions of Northern Norway, where Kurt Strand spent his childhood. M/Y AURORA BOREALIS is able to transform with retractable balconies and large gates for an even greater connection with the natural surroundings. The exterior concept images show a white steel hull and sky blue aluminium superstructure that integrates full-height windows, balconies and transom doors in the hull.
There are six decks above the waterline, and the 20m/66ft interior is able to accommodate an abundance of luxury amenities as well as her sizeable number of guests and crew. One of the outstanding features is the upper aft deck helipad and swimming pool in front, which is designed with a retractable glass cover to move the helicopter into the two-vehicle hangar. The interior also has a Yacht’s Aviation Club with bars and launch area.
During bad weather conditions, the large gate can be sealed while access to the deck and pool is granted by two pantographic doors integrated into the gate.
The lower deck hull has four fold-out gates for launching toys and tenders, and to the stern, next generation there is a drive-in bay to store a submarine and a 13.7m/45ft tender.
The Owner’s deck will provide a 400m/4305ft apartment with 180 views as well as an office, library, gym, spa and wine cellar. The outdoor Jacuzzi and sunbathing area also ensure total privacy. A further eight 100m/1076ft VIP staterooms will accommodate the other guests, who have access to the cinema, beauty salon and spa, gym and an innovative alpine ski slope track system.
The lower deck contains the crew accommodation as well as an environment next-generation propulsion system, with three electric Azimuthing pods powered by hydrogen cell generators. In addition, Diesel powered backup gensets will provide an alternative for safety in remote locations.
Capable of 20 knots and an estimated distance of 8,000 nautical miles, explorer yacht AURORA BOREALIS would be capable of isolated tropical and arctic cruises among some of the world’s untouched wildernesses.