Pescatorial Explorer: The Naucrates 85

Meet the Naucrates 85 explorer yacht; a yacht-support vessel designed with a fish in mind.

May 9, 2017
Naucrates 85, Yacht Support Vessel
The Naucrates 85 is a concept by Italian builder Cheyenne Yachts and Italian designer Studio Green Yachts. Courtesy Cheyenne Yachts

The Naucrates 85 is a concept created by a collaboration between Italian builder Cheyenne Yachts and Italian designer Studio Green Yachts. What is her design based on? A sports car? A crocodile? Neither. The Italian yacht creators used a fish (the Naucrates Ductor) as the muse for this design.

The goal of this YSV is to be a guiding assistant yacht for much larger superyachts, and this is where the influence of the Naucrates ductor — also known as the pilot fish — came from. Her rounded bow in particular also resembles the animal.

A main feature on the Naucrates 85 is the large, open, outside deck, which, with the assistance of an amidships crane, can be home to a tender, PWCs or even cars. Remove the toys and there’s a spacious beach club at your disposal. This open-air area can also be replaced with a superstructure to add another deck and indoor space.


The Naucrates 85’s accommodations include three double-berth staterooms. There’s also a dining room, salon and wheelhouse with lounging area. Finally, there is a crew quarters with 2 double cabins.

Name Specification
LOA 84’8″
Beam 21′
Engines 2 x 800 CAT
Cruising Speed 12 knots
Max Speed 14 knots
Fuel Tank 5547 gallons

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