The Bering Yachts B145 Explorer Is Launched

This 145-foot yacht is Hull No. 1 of the B145 expedition design.

Bering B145 Explorer
The Bering B145 Explorer has six staterooms for 12 guests and crew quarters for 10. Courtesy Bering Yachts

Bering Yachts in Turkey has launched Hull No. 1 of the B145 Explorer, a 145-foot yacht that is being christened Heeus.

The yacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. It’s a semi-custom design with a volume of 499 gross tons.

“This will be the beginning of a new chapter for the Bering Yachts company,” Bering Yachts founder Alexei Mikhailov stated in a press release.

Onboard accommodations are for 12 guests in six staterooms, with quarters for 10 crew. The master stateroom is on the main deck toward the bow, with glass windows that measure more than 100 square feet. There’s dining on the main deck and on the upper deck in the sky lounge.

Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines are expected to allow a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The yacht has a hybrid propulsion system, with the propeller driven by electric motors that get their juice from a battery bank. DC generators recharge the battery bank.

Those are some big tanks: Fuel capacity is more than 25,000 gallons, a quantity that Bering Yachts calls “enormous.” The yacht has a projected range of 5,000 nautical miles.

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