Megayacht emerges in Indonesia
The J7Explorer superyacht has been built by Bahtera Bahari Shipyard in Batam, just south of Singapore.
Bahtera Bahari Shipyard is in southeast Batam; Photos: YouTube / Basuki Official
Indonesia’s Bahtera Bahari Shipyard on the southeast coast of Batam Island – which is a 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore – has built J7Explorer for a prominent Indonesian businessman. The yacht was launched last November, with online videos showing J7Explorer being rolled backwards on huge inflatable tubes into the sea.
Super Yacht Times has listed the yacht’s length as 120m (394ft), with a volume of 5,000GT. The yacht has a very large open aft deck, suitable for vehicles and water toys, and a similarly large foredeck area.
J7Explorer was launched on inflatable tubes
Yacht Style approached the shipyard via a third party for more information and were informed: “As per agreement with the owner from day one, no further information is to be shared at this point.”
Bahtera Bahari Shipyard’s previous builds include the 40m Gaia Love, a steel tri-deck motor yacht with 11 guest cabins used for dive trips in Indonesia.
The grey and yellow hull has a bulbous bow
Founded in 2005, Bahtera Bahari Shipyard occupies a 52-hectare site with over 300m of seafront. It specialises in tankers, barges, tugboats, dive boats, dredgers, landing craft and other commercial vessels, and says it has built over 300 boats and repaired over 200. Its hardware includes 250-tonne capacity crawler cranes and a 100-tonne winch.