C&N selling 42.5m Explorer


Camper & Nicholsons is representing the 139ft Explorer Ice Class, which will be built by Arkin Pruva in Turkey.


The 42.5m Explorer Ice Class is designed to travel to remote locations. Images: C/O Camper & Nicholsons International


Camper & Nicholsons International has been receiving strong enquiries for the first 42.5m Explorer Ice Class, which has been designed by Karatas Yacht Design and will be built in Turkey by Arkin Pruva for a 2022 delivery.


The Explorer Ice Class is safe, comfortable and built for long journeys,” said Sebastien Bernard, a Thailand-based Sales Broker for Camper & Nicholsons. “Her reinforced steel hull is built to sail in icy regions and her 4,000nm range allows her owner to reach any destination safely and comfortably.”


Described by the brokerage as ‘the expedition vessel of the 21st century’, the Explorer Ice Class is a brand-new design and will have a Rina Ice Class D steel hull with aluminium superstructure. The yacht has at-anchor stabilisers, a top speed of 14 knots and a trans-oceanic range of 4,000nm at nine knots.


The rugged 139ft motor yacht will have a steel hull built under Rina Ice Class D


Arkin Pruva, which has been building superyachts up to 55m since 2006, is based in the Antalya Free Zone, which enables it to build and export yachts at a reduced price due to VAT and tax exemptions.


Karatas has created an eye-catching exterior and great views through huge glass panels on the side of the main and upper decks. Lifestyle amenities include a gym, beach club and outdoor Jacuzzi, with options such as an aft-deck pool.


A swimming pool is among options for the aft area of the main deck

The four-deck yacht offers 650sqm (7,000sqft) of guest living space and accommodation for 12 guests in six suites, two of which are configured as master staterooms – on the upper deck and forward on the main deck. The lower deck includes two VIP suites and two twin cabins, while forward is crew accommodation for nine.

On the main deck, the 90sqm aft cockpit can either be designed as a space to carry tenders and toys, a large exterior lounge or an infinity-edged swimming pool.

Forward view of the saloon, showing the huge windows on the main deck


The interior has been conceived to offer a bright, zen-like ambience, although styling can be customised. The main saloon is accessed via full-height glass doors and features a bar counter, open-plan lounge and formal dining area. The forward master stateroom features a private saloon and dining area, dressing room and full ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.


The upper deck features the second master stateroom, wheelhouse and an aft deck that can be used by guests or exclusively by the owner. The teak side decks lead towards the bow, which has a forward-facing bench seat and table ahead of the bridge.


The upper deck is home to one of two master suites


The 102sqm flybridge has space for freestanding loungers to aft, an al fresco dining area and bar midships and a Jacuzzi forward.


The lower-deck beach club creates further outdoor space and provides easy access to and from the water, while inside is a lounge and gym. There’s also a garage at the stern for the tenders plus the shore and water-based exploration equipment.

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