Vitruvius Yachts just announced a new range of expedition yachts. It includes motoryachts from 147 to 164 feet length overall, plus a 180-foot sailing yacht, all designed by Philippe Briand.
“We understand that today’s owners want to use their yachts to host glamorous parties on the French Riviera or the Greek islands as well as venture to remote Pacific islands or even the polar regions,” Briand stated in a press release. “In response, we have created a collection of concepts that showcases the iterations transitioning from expedition to explorer to Mediterranean yacht. It helps an owner to visualize where they would like to place their yacht in terms of capabilities across different environments.”
Vitruvius calls the most rugged design its Scientific Style Expedition, available in multiple lengths with a steel hull and Ice Class certification.
The Expedition Beach Club concept, also available with a steel hull and Ice Class certification, has a lowered engine room that leave space to convert the lazarette to a beach club.
The Explorer concept, available in aluminum or Ice Class steel at multiple lengths, has extra tender stowage under the foredeck, accessed via gull-wing doors to port and starboard.
The Crossover is available with an aluminum hull or Ice Class steel. The foredeck has seating and sun pads for guest relaxation, along with an extended salon and aft deck for entertaining.
The Expedition Mediterranean has an after section for stowing larger tenders and toys. The main aft deck can be ordered with an optional infinity pool to starboard, and with fold-down terraces to port and starboard.
The sailing yacht design has a hull designed to reduce rolling and achieve a sailing speed of 12 to 14 knots, which is comparable to motoryachts in the same size range. A lifting keel minimizes draft, allowing the yacht to cruise in shallower waters the way motoryachts can.
What other yachts has Vitruvius delivered? The 164-foot Exuma and the 180-foot Galileo G.