Fassmer’s OPV80 explorer superyacht concept

German shipyard Fassmer, better know for their background in the construction of offshore and naval vessels, have presented a unique concept aimed at superyacht owner’s in search of an explorer option based on a proven and trusted platform. The OPV80 is an explorer superyacht concept designed by biederbeck designs.

The project is designed as a new build project that will be based on the engineering platform of Fassmer’s proven 80 metre OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel) 80. The hull shape is optimised for fast and efficient cruising while offering a wide 13 metre beam, ideal for the carrying of exploration craft and the fast launching thereof. Other design elements include a helicopter landing pad suited for large helicopters. This space can be converted into an entertainment deck once the helicopter is stowed in its dedicated hangar located midships.

Together with biederbeck’s developed design and the proven engineering platform from fassmer, the OPV80 project presents a more cost effective and time sensitive option for owners looking at building a new explorer yacht. Two Wärtsilä propulsion packages are available, offering top speeds of 18 or 22 knots respectively. Her extended range is made possible by the impressive bunkering capabilities that the platform offers.

By Charl van Rooy

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