Tuesday, July 16

3 of the Best Explorer Yacht Brands For Sale

For the intrepid adventurer seeking the ultimate in luxury and long-range cruising, explorer yachts are the ideal vessel of choice. With their sturdy hulls, durable superstructures, and advanced technology, the latest explorer yachts are designed to traverse the world’s most remote and rugged corners while offering complete autonomy. Combined with all the comforts and amenities of the more traditional motor yachts, there is little wonder that more and more shipyards are expanding their offering to meet increasing client demand. Few shipyards are known better for building exceptional explorer or trawler-style yachts than US brand Nordhavn, Brazilian shipyard Inace, and Italian builder Cantiere Delle Marche. Each company offers its own series of explorer yachts, and here we take a closer look at some of the most exceptional models currently for sale.


Renowned for producing high-quality, trawler-styled motor yachts built to handle even the most challenging conditions, Nordhavn’s full displacement models are crafted with ocean travelling in mind. Many of their explorer yachts feature fibreglass hulls with Portuguese bridge decks and unique engineered systems to offer the highest level of safety and reliability. Their line of explorer yachts, including the N76 and N120, boasts a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles and is equipped with the latest in navigation and communication technology. One of the most sought-after models from Nordhavn remains the Nordhavn 80. A sleek, contemporary explorer yacht, she is ideal for owners looking to experience autonomy on the open waters without needing a full crew. Measuring 24.5 meters in length, she is easy to manoeuvre and offers a versatile layout that includes plenty of areas for socializing and entertainment. Able to accommodate up to eight overnight guests across four staterooms plus a room for a crew of up to two, the N80 features a stunning master suite on the main deck with 180-degree views of the surroundings. Offering many key features found on her larger counterparts, such as a sundeck with the option to include a jacuzzi, a sky lounge and a large swimming platform, her smaller size ensures she can be managed more efficiently without compromising on amenities. Her interiors can be fully customized to her owner’s preferences and chosen designer, including Dutch design and architecture firm, Vripack, who has created a stunning, welcoming Scandi influence design for the N80.


Inace, a Brazilian shipyard with a reputation for building luxuriously rugged and reliable motor yachts, has also made its mark in the world of explorer yachts. Their range of explorer yachts, named Explora Series, are designed to offer maximum comfort and safety on long voyages. Ranging in size from the Explora 90 to the Explora 165, the Explora 135 sits in the middle, offering the best of both worlds. Measuring 41.1 meters in length with a steel hull, she is currently under construction with a delivery date set for 2025. Ideal for owners looking to begin their ocean exploration sooner than later, she offers a beautifully appointed layout, with five staterooms to accommodate up to 12 overnight guests and a crew of seven. Offering plenty of spaces for socializing and relaxing, one of her key features is the infinity pool located on her main deck aft.


Lastly, there is Cantiere Delle Marche, an Italian shipyard that has quickly become a leader in the explorer yacht market. The yard’s Darwin Class range, available in 28 to 35 meters, offers exceptional seaworthiness and fuel efficiency, making them perfect for long-range cruising. Strong, reliable and robust due to the high bow and bulwarks, the Darwin 112, in particular, is perfect for discerning owners looking for a long-range explorer yacht. Measuring 34.4 meters in length, the Darwin 112 maintains the rugged, seafaring aesthetic of working boats while also prioritizing the interior spaces for maximum comfort and functionality. Designed with a keen eye for balance, seamlessly blending the technical and structural features with the volume and lines of the vessel, not only does the Darwin 112 perform exceptionally well in challenging sea conditions, but she also provides a luxurious and comfortable experience for those on board. Able to accommodate up to 12 overnight guests across five staterooms, this includes a stunning master suite on the main deck. Offering a range of 5,000 nautical miles, she provides enough storage space and amenities for an extended, autonomous period on the open waters.

No matter whether you choose Nordhavn, Inace, or Cantiere Delle Marche, you can rest assured that you will be cruising in the ultimate luxury and safety and ready to embark on your next great adventure with one of these explorer yachts.