New Bill Prince 40m explorer yacht design

Written by Charl van Rooy

Wisconsin based studio Bill Prince Yacht Design has unveiled a new exciting 40 metre superyacht project developed with world travel and ultimate seaworthiness in mind. Styled with a sophisticated yet eye-catching exterior, the vessel will feature a technical specification list not unlike that of a small ship.

Exploration capabilities not only include an impressive range and practical storage spaces on deck as well as on the inside, but includes an open aft deck designed specifically with the storage of two very special craft. The first is a 23-foot tender that will allow guests to roam about remote locations in comfort and style. The second is an ICON A5 seaplane; a popular two-person aircraft that is designed to land on water and features foldable wings to facilitate easy storage.

Another unique feature found on the aft deck is a cascading waterfall that runs down onto main deck aft from the bridge deck above. This not only adds another element of tranquillity in wind-free marinas or anchorages, but creates a barrier of privacy when tied up stern-to in port as well.

Inside, five staterooms are on offer where the yacht’s 10 guests reside. Layouts have been created to focus on comfort, with a full-beam owner’s suite on main deck fitted with oversized panoramic windows through which to enjoy the scenery. The main deck saloon has been shaped at angles with geometric side windows that match the seating positions on the interior. This will allow guests to enjoy a wider field of vision in addition to the conventional lateral sides to port and starboard.

The design specifications call for Caterpillar C-32A engines, suitable for a continuous, efficient 16-knot cruise. Twin 70kW generators will supply the yacht’s comprehensive array of luxury amenities including her advanced fiber-optic network.



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