Italian shipyard Ocean King has announced a new 88 model in its Classic series of Ocean King Explorers. Photo: Ocean KingDeveloped in collaboration with VYD Studio of Venice, the new Ocean King 88 Classic model has a volume of 238 GT. The displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure offer a spacious interior, with a 7.5-metre beam and four decks. Photo: Ocean KingThe standard interior layout includes five staterooms, with a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck which offers plenty of natural light. The upper deck features a proportionate sky lounge which opens to an additional dining area for guests and deck storage for a 6-metre tender, waterways and crane. Photo: Ocean King"We have listened to our customers. We know they now want a rugged explorer with long range but with superyacht exterior finish and interior,” commented Alberto Ballarin of Ocean King. “The new Classic 88 offers that and a flybridge deck with a great seating and entertaining area, and a really large rear cockpit deck which welcomes owners and guests to what appears to be a much larger yacht.” Photo: Ocean KingThe crew's accommodation is located forward on the lower deck, with the Captain’s cabin located behind the wheelhouse on the upper deck. The crew is also able to access the engine room through the stern garage which could be used for a number of purposes, such as a dive centre, watertoy and fishing storage or as a small beach club. Photo: Ocean King“The full walkarounds on all decks mean the crew has practical access to all parts of the yacht,” added Ballarin. “We did not want a widebody design for it.” The Ocean King 88 Classic offers a range of 8,000 nm at a speed of 8 knots, consuming as little as 36 litres per hour.