IYC Monaco, Omega Architects and Van Oossanen unveil NedXplor38: a compact and efficient explorer yacht concept

Mar 27, 2018

The 38m (124’6’’) NedXplor 38 offers an efficient and versatile layout, and an impressive range of over 5,032 nautical miles. The yacht was developed in collaboration with Perry van Oossanen of Van Oossanen Naval Architects, the team of Omega Architects by Frank Laupman and Bernie Challis of IYC Monaco. Exclusively for sale with IYC the design is available for construction at a quality Dutch shipyard or the yard of the owner’s choice.

The NedXplor 38 is a one of a kind opportunity that encompasses Dutch design and naval architecture in a manageably sized unique explorer yacht with outstanding features and pedigree. “We have brought together a highly experienced and respected pool of experts, and I am very excited about the calibre of people that are working together on this project,” says Challis.

In a market full of explorer concepts, the NedXplor 38 is in a class of its own. Featuring a bold, masculine exterior, complemented by a warmer, feminine elegant interior, she effortlessly combines form and function and is a true world traveler capable of visiting every corner of the globe,” says Laupman. Her near vertical bow and forward leaning wheelhouse with reversed inclining windows give her a distinct look that is sure to appeal to a wide audience.

At 38 metres, the NedXplor 38 offers a large amount of volume and features and succeeds in being neither too small nor too big. “Yachts in this size bracket can sometimes be overlooked, but this size of yacht is incredibly appealing for so many reasons,” says Van Oossanen. “The size means that it can be a true explorer yacht, anchoring close to the coast, entering small harbours and exploring, and easy to handle and manoeuvre – all the attributes an adventurous yacht needs.”

Carefully designed for ease of use and to maximize all onboard spaces, ensuring huge volume and storage, the NedXplor 38 can accommodate 10 guests and seven crew. “The idea was to design a versatile vessel combining the full accommodation of a 38m superyacht plus the storage capacities and versatility of a 38m explorer yacht at the same time, offering the best of both worlds” says Laupman. The interior, by the Omega Architects team, is elegant, warm and instinctively laid out, with large light-filled spaces flooded with natural light due to full height glass windows.

Stand out features include a large owner’s cabin on the main deck plus four additional guest cabins on the lower deck, a spacious main saloon, a sky lounge, full beach club, and gym. Large outdoor spaces including panoramic sundecks, a Portuguese bridge and generous lounging terrace, with 360-degree views from the distinctive raised aft deck. Additionally, she also offers the capacity for up to five tenders and a helipad, with a special sub-lower Tank Deck for added storage.

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The NedXplor 38 cruises at 11 knots with a maximum speed of 15.5knots and an impressive range when cruising. Featuring a formidable combination of the patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) and the patented ‘under water spoiler’ Hull Vane® by Van Oossanen she is efficient and economic to run, with this hull form ensuring a 30 per cent fuel saving, with 5, 032 nautical miles at cruising speed achievable on just one tank of fuel. The Hull Vane has also been designed so it can be built to Ice Class if desired, perfect for Arctic exploration and an attractive add-on for the truly adventurous of heart.

The most important thing about this design is that it performs, beyond looking good, says van Oossanen. “We believe that the yachts size paired with the Hull Vane® is a very interesting proposal for owners looking for a truly adventurous yacht without the size and investment that a much larger explorer yacht requires.

“We are very excited to be promoting the NedXplor 38,” says Challis. “It is an amazing yacht that will be a seriously interesting prospect to many owners looking for something a little different, perfectly suited to very extended cruising.”

The NedXplor38 will be available in  a Vogue Copper and Sport edition, with tender deck or helipath. Below possible outlays:

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