100-metre explorer yacht concept
Gresham Yacht Design is excited to present its latest superyacht design, Exploris. The 100m-explorer vessel with its Ulstein Group style ‘X-BOW’ is a robust looking yacht that will take her owner and guests anywhere in the world with confidence. Behind the masculine exterior that includes an Ice Class hull, is a high volume superyacht equipped with all the technology and hardware you would expect of a true explorer. As a Lloyds PYC classified vessel, Exploris provides plenty of accommodation and her twin Azipod propulsion system will achieve a range of 7,000nm. When combined with a forward retractable thruster and twin bow thrusters, Exploris has superior manoeuvrability and full dynamic positioning capabilities.
Steve Gresham, director of Gresham Yacht Design explains, “Exploris features a dedicated helicopter hangar that can house an Augusta Grand or EC135.” The CAP 437 helipad is certified for the much larger Sikorsky S76, located aft of the vessel. When guests land on deck, doors forward lead into the heart of Exploris starting at the unusually high beach club where twin 12.5m custom tenders are launched and retrieved from. Once the tenders are deployed, the 18m full beam can be utilised with the added benefit of enhanced privacy that this level affords. When you add a Trident submersible, full dive facilities including a decompression chamber, there is nowhere beyond reach.
“Guests enjoy a fully private promenade deck above the bridge deck with observation saloon and extra wide side decks,” adds Gresham. “The owners have a private deck area and below this there is a forward facing observation lounge above the enclosed mooring room. We have been working closely with interior designers Seymour Diamond to develop interior layouts, architectural details furnishing and finishes.” The main saloon is located forward offering panoramic views and leadsdirectly to the forward facing observation lounge, with a window that extends around the bow for unbelievable views. There are two fully covered aft deck areas, one for dining and one for lounging. Looking aft reveals the 10m long pool fitted with swim jets along with a Jacuzzi and large sunbathing deck.
Gresham Yacht Design is a British design studio with offices in London and Romsey. Led by principal designer and director Steve Gresham, the studio is behind some of the biggest projects to hit the water. A freelance designer since graduating from Coventry University in 1988, Gresham has worked on yacht projects ranging 30m - 155m in collaboration with some of the best known names in the industry including Don Shead, Tony Castro and H2 Yacht Design. In 2012 Steve founded Gresham Yacht Design and began designing yachts under his own banner, and has secured a variety of projects, both sailing and motoryachts.