The Dutch weather couldn't have been more appropriate, when I made our way to Hardinxveld Giessendam in february of this year for the launch of the 36.40-metre explorer yacht Lars. Lars was built to take her owners on expeditions to the North Pole region. Today I learned that this ultimate explorer is listed for sale with Vripack, asking € 8,900,000.
What started out as the ultimate tug boat built by the Dutch yard Made in 1995, was transformed into a luxury go-anywhere cruiser, with a new Caterpillar engine and a range of 6420 nm. Designer Felix Buytendijk restyled Lars’ superstructure, added a sun deck, and integrated a new swimming platform.
Lars features a lounge and fitness room on the bridge deck, a saloon and dining area on the main deck, an owner’s stateroom and three suites. There is also dedicated accommodation for up to five crew members.
Equipped with large generators, bow and stern thruster and a homing device, she is MCA compliant and Ice classed, truly the Range Rover of the Oceans.