That’s One Ambitious Maiden Cruise

Sanlorenzo's first 140-foot Explorer yacht, Moka, crosses the Atlantic Ocean to America.

Sanlorenzo, Moka


Moka was at sea for an entire month during her transatlantic voyage, which just recently ended.Courtesy Sanlorenzo Yacht

Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo says its first 460 Explorer yacht, the 140-foot Moka, has completed her shakedown cruise and maiden voyage. Moka logged more than 5,600 miles including a 19-day transatlantic trip to meet her owner in the United States.

The 460 Explorer debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show this past fall. She is a five-deck design with a steel hull, aluminum superstructure and volume of 460 gross tons. Her superstructure is farther forward than on conventional yachts, leaving space aft for the type of larger tender and toys that expedition-yacht owners typically prefer. With tenders deployed, the space becomes a guest relaxation area with a counter-current swimming pool.

Sanlorenzo, Moka


Moka was debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015.Courtesy Sanlorenzo Yacht

Moka's main deck houses the owner's suite, while five additional staterooms and a gymnasium are on the lower deck.

The transatlantic cruise began just a few hours after Sanlorenzo delivered her and included 19 days straight of cruising at an average speed of 12.5 knots. Her 1,320-horsepower Caterpillar C32 Acert engines reportedly have the ability to go even farther on her fuel capacity, with a range of 4,000 miles at 11 knots.

Watch for more 460 Explorers soon: Sanlorenzo has already sold four more and has them under construction.

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