Dutch yacht designer P.B. Behage has recently presented a new explorer yacht concept. The 41.1 metre vessel is designed for long voyages in all weather conditions, a focus emphasised by careful deck planning and ease of use for crew operating the vessel. Named La Confianza, some of her key features includes efficient fuel use, safety and a stable hull form throughout the entire sailing season.
She accommodates up to eight guests on board, spread over a four cabin layout. This includes the master suite on the main deck as well as two double cabins with Pullman berths and one VIP stateroom located on the lower deck. This layout can be modified, however, as a charter yacht, in which case the yacht will feature accommodation for up to 10 guests in total over five cabins.
Further modifications are possible, including the addition of a touch-and-go helipad aft on the upper deck. In regards to her outdoor areas, a crane on the foredeck allows for the launch and recovery of two custom 5.9 metre aluminium tenders.
Commenting on the design, the company state, “Constructed from steel and aluminium, she will be fully MCA compliant. This model and all technical systems meet the requirements of the present day and include more innovative ideas to maximise future resale value.”
Powered by either 2x 690 kW (938 HP) by 2100 rpm or 3x 438kW (596 HP) by 1800 rpm diesel electric engines, she will have a maximum speed of 14.4 knots and a cruising speed of 11.2 knots.