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Designed as a world cruising and personal exploration vessel, the Explorer class is for adventurers who want to circle the globe. It's heritage is from the offshore supply vessels and the working fishing fleets of the Pacific Northwest. A robust ship of proven sea keeping ability she is fitted with a bulbous bow for efficiency as well as roll reducing fixed/active stabilizer keels. She will be the primary residence for an experienced owner with ocean cruising under his belt. The extensive range, on-board water makers, and great storage capacity make trans - ocean crossings a matter of course.
The large machinery space is fitted with twin slow-turning diesel engines and twin generators with wet stack exhausts. A hydraulic cruising generator is also specified. The accommodation level has four staterooms with an on-deck master suite. The main deck lounge opens out onto the main deck where the personal sub, seaplane or helicopter, jet skis, windsurfers, kayaks, and dinghies are to be kept. With the equipment off-loaded this area becomes a 26' x 40' sunning and activity area. Tennis anyone? The professional galley and dining room are forward and occupy the full width of the ship. The bridge has direct access to the anchor windlass forward, the side decks, the aft wing stations, and the upper aft deck. The helm area is large and complete with chart table, electronic charting, flag lockers, and radio communication area. There is plenty of room for guest seating in the observation areas as well as the sky lounge aft. The upper aft deck overlooks the main deck, for spectators and sun worshippers who do not want to be disturbed. Up the outside staircase to the large fly bridge you will find a barbecue, sun pads, and plenty of lounging space. Many bridge controls are duplicated here for running the ship from 'up top'.
The steel hull and aluminium superstructure have over 3" of insulation as well as double paned windows for maximum comfort in all climates. There are four watertight bulkheads and the vessel meets the ABS Rules for Motor Pleasure Yachts of unrestricted service. All equipment on board from anchors and rode to the fire fighting and emergency bilge pumping system are 'big ship' design. The piping and wiring are also of commercial standard.
The Explorer is a rough, tough, no nonsense, go anywhere class of vessel with the comfort and equipment to do it in style. The raised bow and protected side decks challenge the sea and the high bulwarks protect the sailors on board. The covered decks shield from rain and sun to meet the demands of a wide range of climate. Once at a remote anchorage, equipment can be lowered off the main deck to explore the depths, play in the wind and waves, or fly off for a picnic on an untouched beach.