This week the new build NG1550 Explorer of Next Generation Shipyards was launched. The yard although being rather new, combines a group of very experienced people with survey vessels, pilot boats and the sailing yacht Elocution on their track record.
The styling, interior and full naval architecture was carried out by Van Dorresteijn Design. The whole design has been a great example of what can be achieved when an owner, designer and yard work closely together to achieve the best for all parties. The owner and the designer spend many hours behind the drawing board working on every little detail.
The yard supported the majority of the idea's and did their utmost to achieve a high build quality while maintaining a close eye on the weight control together with the designer.
Above picture was taken during the first trail. The speed, right out of the box, was already above the contract specification. The speed was around 26+ knots, however some fine tuning is still to be done. The focus is however now on getting the vessel 100% ready for its presentation at the upcoming Hiswa in-water boatshow.
The interior has been also quite a challenge. A complex combination of a two level interior and still being low enough to pass through the France channels. The vessel incorporates two cabins with double beds and each their own bathroom and ample sitting space on the lower deck level and in the wheelhouse for dining or just having a drink.
Naval Architects: Van Dorresteijn Design
Exterior Styling: Van Dorresteijn Design
Builder: Next Generation Shipyards
Length over all : 15.41 m
Length hull : 15.00 m
Length waterline : 14.21 m
Breadth over all : 5.00 m
Breadth hull : 4.50 m
Draft : 0.95 m
Engine : 2x Volvo Penta D6-435 (320 kW/435 pk at 3500 rpm)
Fuel : 3000 ltr
Fresh water : 1000 ltr
Sewage : 500 ltr
Van Dorresteijn Design:
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