HYS Yachts announce new Explorer project

The Philippines based shipyard HYS Yachts has recently revealed four new Explorer superyacht designs. Measuring 43 metres in length, the owner has the opportunity to choose one of the designs to be built upon a Japanese government ice strengthened hull.

The variations are as follows;
- Optimus, featuring an aft beach club with seating, bar, massage and gym facilities
- Thalassa, with space for one 8 metre unlimited air draft tender and other toys
- Pontus, with space for dual 8 metre unlimited air draft tenders
- Aether, which can also handle two 7 metre low-profile tenders as well as a helideck capable of landing a 2 ton helicopter.

The client will also have the ability to fully customise the project, and new features will include a zero speed stabilizer system, dynamic positioning capability, an 8,000 NM range, and more.

HYS have stressed to the industry that these projects will not be a typical conversion, but “Highbred” yacht projects. “Unlike typical conversions”, HYS Naval Architect Simon Jupe explains, “we aren’t just rearranging existing spaces of an existing vessel. This is a full-on new build executed on top of an exceptionally engineered and maintained Japanese government hull and prime mover system.

The shipyard state that the asking price for the vessel will be $12,000,000, subject to the owner’s final requirements, with a build time of 24 months.

By Gemma Fottles

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