Partnering with Conrad Shipyard, naval architect and designer Frank Neubelt has created The Tug - a multipurpose pocket explorer yacht concept in the sub-500GT range. Neubelt worked on the new superyacht design through his recently established design hub and project agency German Yacht Couture and its affiliate company, iYacht.
Photo: ConradWith the aim to build “a real multi-purpose pocket explorer yacht”, The Tug has been given a strong double-bottomed hull which is protected by side shell tanks. The wide keel allows for slight grounding in shallow waters. The propellors are shielded by an additional protective design - one of the many features onboard which make The Tug a true explorer superyacht.
Photo: ConradThe Tug comes with two propulsion options. The standard option comes with diesel engines and propellers by Piening. The upgraded version includes Schottel diesel-electric engines and EMS-pods. Each system gives The Tug a transatlantic range at 10-knots and both top out at 15-knots.
Photo: ConradThe Tug has a modular construction system for tenders, toys, and storage, which can be adapted to suit the client’s needs, and whether they are cruising, blue-water sailing or require a helipad. Inside, the yacht is spacious enough for the owner and up to eight guests.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA