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The 10 Best Explorer Yachts for High-Seas Adventures

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Unlike fashion trends that seem to move as fast as a Redbull F1 car, the yachting industry takes its time adopting new ideas. There seems to be one exception. Explorer vessels, born out of the owners’ desires to go farther and stay longer, without sacrificing creature comforts, is developing with some urgency.

Several dozen builders and designers are now focusing on explorers, but they are also consulting with adventure travel firms that have a long history of using expedition yachts in remote parts of the globe. ICON Yachts, for example, collaborated with Cookson Adventures and the International Seakeepers Society on its Project Mission in both the overarching design and the details found across the yacht. Adventure outfitter EYOS employs its expertise routinely with Damen’s explorer vessels, most recently with the 190-foot Pink Shadow.   EYOS has a list of 50 features that separate authentic explorers from faux versions that might look the part but lack the necessary infrastructure and design elements.

Long-range cruising, system redundancy for autonomy at sea, and storage to carry specialist equipment like submersibles are some of the requirements that define expedition boats. There’s also deck configuration for the easy launch of tenders and toys, along with strong, ice-class hulls and climate-controlled areas comfort in extreme polar and tropic regions.

We culled through the latest fleet of explorers with multiple lengths and designs, selecting a single feature that we think makes it best in class. Here are 10 of our favorites.

Best Pilothouse: Doggersbank 77 Offshore

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More than 700 Doggersbank motoryachts have been built since the 1960s, with the latest model scheduled for delivery in 2025. The robust, offshore vessels are designed by Dutch studio Vripack for long ocean passages, assisted by a high, flared bow. “It prevents green water from hitting the wheelhouse windows in rough seas, and together with the Portuguese bridge, ensures the captain’s view is not obstructed,” Joost Mertens, Doggersbank fleet manager, told Robb Report . “The yacht’s steel hull ensures the yacht sits better in the water making it less vulnerable to wind and high waves.”

Best Deck Configuration: Columbus Crossover 42

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The Columbus Crossover 42 is defined by both straight and angled surfaces,  tapered stern sections and a concentration of volume in the bow that is becoming on many explorers. What is atypical is the yacht’s compact but flexible dimensions that accommodate a large cockpit tender and a 108-square-foot swimming pool with relaxation areas. Sold to an U.S. customer, it’s scheduled for delivery in 2025.

Best Multipurpose Stern: Bering B165

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Turkish boatbuilder Bering Yachts revealed details of its new 162-foot flagship explorer yacht, the B165 , at the Dubai International Boat Show in March. The yacht can carry 18,400 gallons of fuel, which the builder says will give it a 4,000 nautical mile range when cruising at 12 knots. It also has a 2,640-gallon holding tank. What singles the B165 out among other explorers, however, is its multi-purpose stern area for both function and form. The elongated aft deck has a swimming pool surrounded by sunbeds. When the bulwarks are folded down, the space becomes an even larger overwater terrace. When the pool is not in use, it can be used as a covered storage area for water toys and expedition equipment. The yacht’s two tenders are also stored on the aft, making it a flexible space for both equipment and guests.

Best Family-Friendly Concept: Project Mimer

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This 197-foot expedition concept by Tillberg Design of Sweden caters to family travel with a helicopter pad as well as multiple tenders and toys. It’s pitched by the studio as an introduction to true explorer yachting. It has a functional crew layout for efficient operations and an upper deck owner’s suite with a forward terrace and spa pool. With a hull that will be built to the Polar Code Category, the concept also has an optional helipad aft and long list of toys, from an electric luxury tender and two expedition RIBS to quad bikes, a submersible, Jet Skis, and, of course, an amphibious vehicle. The five-decked yacht sleeps 12 guests with crew quarters for 17 and an additional staff member, such as a nanny.

Best Ice Explorer: Damen SeaXplorer 105

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Damen’s 345-foot SeaXplorer 105 is the largest model in the SeaXplorer range, with exterior design by Azure Yacht Design. The platform was developed under the guidance of expedition specialists EYOS Expeditions, who considered over 150 design criteria, from the hull form and bridge layout to the tender davits and Zodiac boarding arrangements. But it is EYOS’s expertise in the polar regions—it facilitated the first heli-ski charter in Antarctica and the first 3,200-foot sub dive to the Antarctic midnight zone—that gives the vessel its point of difference. The SeaXplorer has an ice-strengthened hull and a specially shaped icebreaking stern to maneuver through rough terrain.

Best Interior: Project Fox

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On top of having a cool name, Project Fox has a bright, contemporary interior, courtesy of London’s Q Design, that is becoming more common on expedition yachts. The full-beam owner’s stateroom is also one of the yacht’s standout features, with its marble en suite and hardwood floors. The salon is also luxe, with white walls that brighten up travel even in areas that are sunlight deprived. Project Fox also has four other staterooms.

Best Autonomy: Project Master

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ICON Yachts’s Project Master was a transoceanic offshore support vessel before the Dutch shipyard began a refit to turn it into an explorer yacht (see before and after inset). It’s equipped with diesel-electric hybrid propulsion, a wide beam for multiple tender spaces, a 7,200-nautical mile range, and flexible cabin arrangements for expedition crew. Other features include a science lab and a certified heli-deck. “The yacht’s helicopter and sub capability mean it can offer assistance in areas with challenging access and little infrastructure,” Micca Ferrero, owner of ICON Yachts, told Robb Report . “The design is for the demands of self-sufficient voyages.”

Best Use of Volume: Arcadia Yachts A96

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The A96 mixes the lines, volume, and open-plan layout of Arcadia’s Sherpa series with the speed, joystick maneuverability, and quality of the yard’s A range. It’s the first Arcadia to have an Igor Lobanov-designed interior, as well as a high bow and high deckheads for traversing rough water. But its big differentiator is the 214 gross tonnes of volume and 24-foot beam that generate big volumes—4,300 square feet of usable space, which is 30 percent more than on other similar-sized yachts. Low bulwarks and lateral walkways emphasize the sense of openness.

Best Bow: Project Shackleton

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This 351-foot build from Lürssen has an inverted bow that looks like an eagle’s beak. The shape is designed to slice through waves with much lower vibration through the hull, while also reducing rock and roll in rough seas. Unlike the quasi-research vessel exteriors of many explorers, this vessel is representative of the changing look of many in this growing segment. 

Best Multi-Mode Hull: Azimut Magellano 60

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The Magellano 60 isn’t technically an explorer yacht. Think of it as a cruiser  designed for some long-distance travel. But it does have one very interesting feature, what its builder Azimut calls a “dual-mode” hull. The semi-planing shape is designed to optimize fuel consumption (and therefore lower emissions) by about 20 percent (compared to similar-sized vessels) at low and medium speeds. The yacht’s bow is also designed to cut through waves for better seakeeping at a range of speeds. The boat cruises very efficiently at 18 knots but will hit a top end of 26, thus delivering the performance of a planing hull with the benefits of a displacement hull.

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20 Largest Explorer Yachts in the World

By Alex Holmes

Updated on January 3, 2023

Largest Explorer Yachts

Humans have always been curious to find out what’s behind that mountain range, how’s the view from the top, what new and exciting places lie beyond that next forest, that next road, that open sea. Beyond the horizon.

We’ve always been discoverers longing to go onto our next adventure. And since our planet is mostly explored on land and space is a little bit too far away, the only thing with plenty of mysteries left to uncover is the ocean.

And to explore oceans, nothing is more suited than an explorer yacht.

Fully equipped to take on adventures to some of the most remote places on Earth, and large enough to house an impressive range of toys and plenty of storage space for all that’s needed for a few weeks away at sea, these yachts will tickle that desire to leave everything behind and go chasing that blue horizon.

For those for whom cruises are a waste of time, these 20 largest explorer yachts in the world will make a lot more sense:

  • 20. Sea Ranger – 255’1″ (77.73m)

Sea Ranger yacht

The 255 feet Sea Ranger was built in 1973 in Germany as an ice class tug and converted in 1994 by Malta Drydock Company into a luxury yacht for Jackie Setton, a French entrepreneur.

It received its current name in 2013 when it was auctioned and changed ownership. The vessel has an unbelievable range of 31,000 nautical miles, and has already seen most of the world, including both the Arctic and the Antarctic.

  • 19. Bart Roberts – 265′ (80.77m)

Bart Roberts yacht

An ice class vessel built in 1963 by Canadian Vickers for the Canadian Coastguard, Bart Roberts was formerly called Narwhal. It got its new name – one belonging to a notorious pirate – back in 2002, when it was sold to a Florida businessman Arnie Gemino, who converted the ship into a charter yacht through his company, Tradepower International.

The refitted ship now comes with a new and luxurious interior with a pirate theme, plus all sorts of water toys, but it has a new owner, who keeps it for private use.

  • 18. Pacific – 279’6″ (85.2m)

Pacific Yacht

Launched in 2010 by Lürssen, the Pacific, formerly named Project Josi, is an 85.2 meter explorer yacht with an intriguing exterior designed by German Frers, an iconic Argentinian naval architect well known for projecting some of the largest sailing yachts in the world. The interior was made by Bannenberg & Rowell Design.

The yacht is large enough for carrying two helicopters, and apparently it has been already spotted navigating all over the world.

  • 17. Bold – 279’8″ (85.3m)

Bold Yacht

A 2019 creation of Silver Yachts, Bold was a collaboration between exterior designer Espen Øino and interior designer firm Vain Interiors. The result is a 279 feet, or 85.3 meter long explorer yacht with no less than 300 square meter of usable surface inside, plus an impressive and luxurious interior that resembles more a New York loft than a yacht.

Bold can accommodate up to 16 guests in its eight staterooms situated on the main deck. In total it can carry up to 96 passengers while cruising. It also features two helipads, two Rupert Marine tenders, and comes with a total range of 5,500 nautical miles before needing to resupply.

  • 16. OceanXplorer 1 – 285’7″ (87.1m)

OceanXplorer 1

OceanXplorer 1 is one of, if not the most advanced research vessel in the world right now. The 285 feet, or 87 meter, ship was built in 2010 by Freire Shipyard and equipped to both be able to explore the underwater world and also transmit its findings through various digital outlets, including social media and a TV show.

The research part of the vessel will benefit from two custom made Triton manned submarines able to dive down to 1,000 meters, plus an ROV and an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) that has the capability to dive as deep as 6,000 meters below sea level.

  • 15. Arctic P – 287’4″ (87.6m)

Arctic P yacht

Built by Schichau Unterweser in 1969, the 87.6 meter Arctic P is a deep sea ice-breaking salvage tug that fulfilled its purpose until 1993, when she was sold to a company called Magenta Investment. From then on, it was taken to Malta Shipyards and converted into a superyacht, now called Arctic Research.

The exterior was designed by Kusch Yachts, and Schichau Unterweser, the original builder, remade the naval architecture. The interior was refitted between 2019 and 2020, now able to accommodate 12 guests in seven staterooms, one of which is an astonishing 90 square meter master suite.

  • 14. Olivia O – 290’3″ (88.5m)

Olivia O yacht

The grandiose 290’3″ feet (88.5m) Olivia O was put to sea in 2020 and she already started a cruise in the Mediterranean. The ship was built by the Norwegian yard Ulstein Verft, and uses an X-Bow hull shape that gives it the ability to withstand any kind of weather conditions.

Espen Øino was the exterior designer, and he included a helipad, a 10 meter pool, and a full beam tender garage among the vessel’s most important features.

  • 13. Ice – 295’6″ (90.1m)

ICE yacht

Belonging to Suleiman Kerimov, Ice is one of the most iconic and impressive yachts that roams the planet’s oceans. Amazingly stylish and with an imposing construction, the 90.1 meter explorer yacht was built in 2005 by German yard Lürssen.

The performance of this yacht is no less than impressive, since it’s incredibly quiet and vibration free, a feat achieved through the use of two Azipod units powered by eight Deutz engines. Top speed is 18.6 knots and range reaches 6,000 nautical miles.

Among the features, it counts various water toys and sailing dinghies, plus a helicopter landing pad made specifically for the Eurocopter EC 135 helicopter.

  • 12. Voyager – 299’8″ (91.4m)

Voyager yacht

The 91.4 meter long Voyager was built back in 1997 by the Swiftships yard in the United States, and by 2020 it had already travelled over 27,000 nautical miles, exploring some of the most far-flung places on Earth, including Antarctica, South Africa, and Madagascar.

But Voyager wasn’t always an explorer yacht. It was converted into one in 2019, and was a supply ship before starting the three year conversion. It was initially named Candy Trader and had a length of only 63 meters, was renamed in 2003 as HOS Trader, and now is the beauty called Voyager, with five luxurious decks and a crew of 70.

  • 11. Tranquility – 300’2″ (91.5m)

Tranquility yacht

Originally called Equanimity, the 91.5 meter explorer yacht was the first ever to be built to PYC standard. It was launched in 2014 by the Dutch yard Oceanco.

On board, it features five decks with premium accommodation, spa and wellness area, swimming pool, tender garage with two 10.5 meter Hodgson tenders, and also a foredeck helicopter landing pad. Among the water toys, there’s Jet skis, Wave Runners, SeaBobs and an electric surfboard. How’s that for a fun yacht?

  • 10. Icecap – 351′ (107m)

Icecap yacht

The 107 meter, or 351 feet, Icecap explorer superyacht will be launched next year, in 2023. Designed by Norwegians at Salt Ship Design and built to ice class spec, the vessel will be well fit to do some off the beaten path exploring, able to reach some of the most remote corners of our world.

Among the features, there’s a sunken helicopter hangar, and a helipad. So far, not much is known, and she was first seen earlier this year when she was uncovered.

  • 9. Andromeda – 352’3″ (107.4m)

Andromeda yacht

Formerly known as Ulysses, the 107 meter Andromeda was built in 2016 in Norway, by Kleven Verft, for Graeme Hart, New Zealand’s richest man. The new owner of the ship is apparently Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook.

Andromeda is built to withstand all weather conditions, and comes equipped with all sorts of toys for exploring distant lands. Among them, there’s six motorcycles, two ATVs, a Sealegs amphibious RIB, a twin hull support boat capable of a max speed of 50 knots, helicopter, and a full-on landing craft.

  • 8. Freire 112m Explorer – 366’9″ (111.8m)

Freire 112m Explorer

The Freire 112m Explorer, built by Spain’s Freire Shipyard, is an explorer superyacht that boasts amazing interiors, and a tough looking exterior. The ship’s exterior was designed by Marin Teknikk and British studio Bannenberg & Rowell Design.

The interior of the yacht was designed by the British studio alone. The vessel was launched in the summer of 2021, and spent the time getting ready for its delivery in 2022.

  • 7. Le Grand Bleu – 370′ (112.8m)

Le Grand Bleu yacht

Le Grand Bleu was launched in 2000, after being built by the German shipyard Bremer Vulkan. Powered by two Deutz engines, it’s capable of reaching a top speed of 17 knots.

It was initially owned by John McCaw, a US telecommunications tycoon, and was then sold to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who had it refitted to his own desires. The ship changed ownership again, and is now reportedly owned by Eugene Shvidler, a friend and business associate of Abramovich.

  • 6. Luna – 377’3″ (115m)

Luna yacht

Delivered in 2010 by German yard Lloyd Werft, the 115 meter ice class yacht Luna was built for the Russian businessman Roman Abramovich. The vessel boasted the largest swimming pool ever installed on a yacht at launch.

In 2014, Luna was purchased by Farkhad Akhmedov from Abramovich, and followed a 14 month and €50 million refit in Germany. The modernized yacht features two helipads on the upper deck, two tender garages, gym, beach club, spa, steam bath, plunge pool, and sauna.

  • 5. Ulysses – 380’9″ (116.1m)

Ulysses Yacht

Following its predecessor, the 107 meter Andromeda (formerly called Ulysses), the current Ulysses was launched in 2018, and measures 116.1 meters, 10 meters longer than its precursor.

It was built by Norwegian yard Kleven for the same owner who commissioned the first Ulysses, and brings on board a Bell 429 helicopter, and several high speed tenders. Its 18 meter beam can house up to 66 guests.

  • 4. J7 Explorer – 393’7″ (120m)

J7 Explorer

The J7 Explorer was launched this year in Indonesia, by the PT Bahtera Bahari Shipyard. The 120 meter (393’7″) ship boasts a military style exterior, with a large, open aft deck that characterizes most explorer superyachts today.

There’s little else known about the vessel, so the owner or the purpose are both unknown. What is clear is that it’s the first ever superyacht built by the shipyard, which so far only built tankers, diving vessels, tug boats, commercial vessels, and landing crafts.

  • 3. Octopus – 414′ (126.2m)

Octopus yacht

The 414 feet Octopus was built in 2003 by Lürssen in Germany for one of Microsoft’s founders, Paul Allen. The vessel is already famous worldwide, sitting among the top 3 largest explore yachts, with a capacity for two helicopters, and plenty of water toys, including a 20 meter submarine and a similar size tender.

One of the missions Octopus was involved in was an eight year search for a sunken ship, the Japanese ship Musashi, which was sunk during the Second World War. The wreck was discovered in 2015 by Paul Allen and Octopus’s crew.

Octopus was reportedly sold for an unbelievable €235,000,000 in 2021.

  • 2. Solaris – 458’3″ (139.7m)

Solaris yacht

Launched in 2021, the 139 meter Solaris made world fame for its incredible length. The vessel was built by the same German yard Lloyd Werft who built the 115 meter Luna.

Solaris boasts no less than eight decks, with an interior designed by Australian Marc Newson. When it comes to features, not much is known, but existing pictures show at least a large helicopter landing pad, sun deck and a huge beach club aft.

The Solaris is currently the largest explorer yacht in the world.

  • 1. REV Ocean – 600′ (182.9m)

REV Ocean yacht

The REV Ocean is a project by VARD Group AS that was supposed to leave for its first research voyage last year, in 2021. The 182.9 meter (600′) long ship would have dethroned Solaris by 40 meters if it wasn’t for a delay of its launch.

The next launch date was scheduled sometime in 2024. The yacht will provide accommodation for up to 55 scientists and 35 crew for a research and exploration trip, or 36 passengers and 54 crew for a luxury voyage.

The delay seems to be related to technical issues relating to the ship’s weight.

It’s said that the difference between boys and men is only the size of their toys, and explorer yachts seem to prove that.

These are some of the best vessels for exploring our oceans and seas, able to reach the farthest and most remote corners of our planet, and providing an impressive array of options for exploring the world under the surface.

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The Rise of Explorer Yachts in the Top 100 Market

By Frances Flannagan

Over recent years, the rise in explorer yachts has been unprecedented, with more superyacht owners wishing to combine luxury travel with worldwide exploration. This increasing demand has resulted in not only the rise in explorer yachts in general, but the rise of these vessels within the Top 100 market.

There are many reasons why superyacht owners may decide to turn towards explorer yachts for their next custom build as opposed to traditional luxury motor yachts. 

Explorer yachts can broadly be described as superyachts which have been built with the added intention of long-distance cruising to some of the most remote destinations in the world. Depending on the purpose of the vessel, each yacht will be equipped with a series of unique specifications, features and amenities to assist in these long cruises whilst retaining the high levels of luxury and comfort onboard. 

Often, explorer vessels feature sophisticated technology, striking designs and innovative sustainable features to successfully fulfil the purpose of their build. This does not, however, mean that superyacht owners are willing to compromise on traditionally important features of these vessels, for instance: length, performance capabilities and overall design. This is why the rise of these vessels is becoming more and more apparent in the Top 100 market, as these innovative features that allow for long-distance cruising, combined with luxury elements, are highly appealing to those who wish to engage in lavish lifestyle cruising as well as exploration. 

2023, for example, saw a number of exciting industry updates with regards to explorer vessels, including the launch of Lürssen's 107m SHACKLETON, which is still under construction, and the resumed build of 194.9m REV OCEAN: a ground-breaking research vessel as well as one-of-a-kind charter opportunity.

Ultimately, the ability to explore beyond typical superyacht destinations means becoming even more immersed in the natural world, something that, often, only the most sophisticated vessels have access to. The two largest explorer yachts in the world, 140m SOLARIS and 126.20m OCTOPUS, highlight this type of vessel’s growing importance within the Top 100 market, as with expedition comes increased opportunity, all within the confines of a luxury superyacht. 

140m SOLARIS 

Delivered in 2021, 140m SOLARIS is currently the largest explorer yacht in the world. She was built by Lloyd Werft, whose shipbuilding capacity was truly put to the test on this complex project, which notably saw several industry firsts including the inclusion of 2000 square metres of glass and the largest ABB Azipod system ever installed on a superyacht. 

The inclusion of Azipod propulsion highlights the future-proof elements of this explorer yacht’s design, as this innovation contributes to sustainable, efficient and silent operations with increased reliability.

SOLARIS features eight decks and a helipad, with an ice-grey hull and white superstructure designed by Marc Newson; an evolution of the exterior design of sistership 115m LUNA that was launched in 2010. The inclusion of the helipad highlights the spectacular accessibility prospects of this build, as guests onboard have full access to the sea as well as to the skies. 

126.20 OCTOPUS

OCTOPUS was custom-built in 2003 by Lürssen and refitted in 2008, boasting a LOA of 126.20m. Alongside a striking Espen Oeino exterior, with a blue and white hull and superstructure, two helipads and a hangar aft, OCTOPUS is also an exceptional example of an exploration vessel, equipped with highly sophisticated technology.

This yacht is capable of exploration and research voyages for months at sea, a key feature of her design being an integrated dock for a 20m guest tender and two submarines for exploring marine life. This allows guests onboard to become even more connected with the marine environment, elevating at-sea experiences by means of ultimate underwater exploration. 

These excellent exploration features do not outweigh the luxury lifestyle elements on board, of which OCTOPUS boasts a gym and wellness area, a cinema, and a glass-bottomed aquarium. She is the perfect example of how exploration and high-class living can be combined, and therefore showcases why these vessels have become increasingly more popular, as guests on board can experience the best of all aspects of yachting. 

This rise in explorer yachts sheds light on an exciting time in the superyacht industry, one where opulence can be seamlessly combined with adventure, and cutting-edge design meets unparalleled expedition.

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Welcome to the world of Xplorer. A world of infinite adventures where superyachts and expedition yachts combine. A unique crossover of unlimited luxury and boundless exploration. For innovators. For people who forge their own path, with a clear goal in mind. Avoiding the ordinary, exploring the remote and experiencing the new. Enjoying the limitless beauty of what life has to offer. Choose from one of the three models in the portfolio to get started on your Xplorer adventure.

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With her bold exterior lines inspired by the natural world she has been built to adventure in, the Xplorer 60 brings together everything you need to venture far and wide with superyacht luxury. Featuring an Ice Class hull, interiors by H2 Yacht Design and award-winning DNA, this innovative hybrid Xplorer could be yours in just a matter of months. The first of this 60-metre Xplorer series is available for delivery in Spring 2025.

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The Xplorer 80 has proved to be the design that has it all. Bringing extensive capability, unrivalled autonomy and above all luxury space and lifestyle to the most extreme corners of the globe. At the same time, she has looked right at home amongst the world's most prestigious superyachts around the Med and Caribbean whilst still standing out from the crowd. With multiple configurations possible and room to carry everything you could ever need, your dream of exploring the world just got a lot closer.

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Xplorer 105

Right at the top of our Xplorer range, this yacht represents what has instigated our status as the market leader in luxury expedition yachts. This concept design incorporates decades of shipbuilding and superyacht building as well as expedition know-how, practicalities and developments. A future facing Xplorer geared up to become the master of the seas and adventures alike.

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Largest Explorer Yachts in the World

The world of Explorer Yachts is full of impressive vessels that stand out for their size, luxury features and functionality. Here are some of the largest Explorer Yachts currently on the market.

Currently the largest explorer yacht under construction in the world, REV Ocean boasts an impressive list of facilities, including a research lab, cinema, spa and more. At over 182 meters in length, she is a masterpiece of engineering and design. Her completion date is set for 2025.

The Octopus, commissioned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is another impressive Explorer yacht. At nearly 126 meters in length, she is not only one of the largest yachts in the world, but also one of the most expensive. She is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and luxury facilities and can accommodate up to 26 guests.

Cloudbreak is another stunning Explorer Yacht loved by adventurers around the world. With a length of over 73 meters, it offers spacious cabins, a helicopter deck and an extensive range of water sports activities.

If you're looking for an impressive Explorer yacht, contact us to learn more about our selection of vessels. Our experts will be happy to help you choose the perfect yacht for your needs.

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Northrop & Johnson is proud to offer an extensive and all-encompassing selection of explorer yachts available for sale on the global market. Explorer yachts are ideally suited for those who want to cruise farther afield and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations. We hope you find your dream yacht below. When you do, please contact a Northrop & Johnson sales broker to begin the buying process.

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Reach Remote Destinations in Your New Expedition Yacht

Almost all expedition yachts are custom built and designed to offer the highest level of luxury, stability, and comfort as you explore faraway horizons. Their ability to cruise to unique world areas allows you to experience these remote destinations through an extraordinary lens.

Your expedition yacht is designed for longer trips at sea, equipped with the safety and power of a motor yacht with robust hulls shaped to move effortlessly through any weather, and built with long-range capabilities. With these features, there will be no limits to your exploration. Venture through icy waters, to remote islands, and into bustling cities.

Purchasing an expedition yacht is not for the faint of heart, and if you’re choosing this extraordinary lifestyle, you’ll want a team of experienced brokers behind you.

Finding your dream expedition yacht for sale is easier than ever with Northrop & Johnson

Our brokers have a comprehensive knowledge of the yachting industry, so you can rest assured you’re in the best hands in the business. Contact Northrop & Johnson’s team of expert brokers to get started.

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The 10 Biggest Superyachts in the World

The yachting world is set for a shake-up with a revolutionary new vessel primed to steal the top spot.

By Emma Al-Mousawi

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Superyachts represent the very pinnacle of luxury travel but they can vary in size dramatically; from those at the smaller end of the spectrum measuring under 100 ft to gargantuan 500-ft+ custom-built creations that command price tags in the hundreds of millions(or even billions). Here at Elite Traveler, we have been exploring the latter as we take a look at the 10 biggest superyachts in the world.

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El Mahrousa

Builder: Samuda Brothers Year of build: 1865 LOA: 478.1 ft Number of guests: U nknown Number of crew: 160

The oldest by over 100 years to make our list of the biggest superyachts in the world, Egypt’s presidential yacht El Mahrousa is an enormous floating piece of history. Nearly four decades older than the Titanic , she set sail on her first voyage just as President Lincoln was beginning his second term in office. 

Built by the now-defunct London shipyard Samuda Brothers, El Mahrousa was designed by the most celebrated master-shipwright of the day, Sir Oliver Lang. Commissioned by Khedive Ismail, Egypt’s Ottoman governor, she went on to play a central role in many of Egypt’s defining moments including the opening of the Suez Canal as well as ferrying three of the country’s rulers to exile, including the last king of Egypt. 

She has had numerous modifications over the years, growing 57 ft in length since she first left the Thameside dockyard in 1865.  Today, she is the world’s oldest active superyacht and was the first to pass through the new Suez Canal extension in 2015.

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Prince Abdulaziz is one of the yachts owned by the Saudi royal family / ©Shutterstock

Builder: Helsingor Vaerf Year of build: 1984 LOA: 482.4 ft Number of guests: 64 Number of crew: 65

At 482.4 ft Prince Abdulaziz is the largest yacht built in the 20th century and is thought to be one of the last yachts built by the historic Danish shipyard, Helsingor Vaerf, which closed its doors for the last time shortly after she was completed. 

Commissioned by the Saudi royal family, Prince Abdulaziz has certainly stood the test of time, with regular sightings on the Mediterranean. Her original interiors were by iconic British interior designer David Hicks, famed for his use of color and pattern. Since then she has received fairly regular refits, with the most recent thought to have been in 2018. 

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A+ was originally named Topaz and is the first of four Lürssen-built yachts to make our list of the biggest superyachts in the world / ©Lürssen

Builder: Lürssen Year of build: 2012 LOA: 483.1 ft Number of guests: 62 Number of crew: 79

Built by famed yacht builder Lürssen at their Bremen shipyard, A+ , originally known as Topaz, is thought to have cost in excess of $500m. 

Not much is known about A+, and her owner has never been officially confirmed but she is widely believed to belong to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahnan, the deputy prime minister of the UAE and the owner of  Manchester City Football Club.

Her exterior was designed by multi-award-winning designer Tim Heywood, and features two helipads, while her interior was placed in the hands of sought-after yacht interior designer Terence Disdale and includes 26 luxurious cabins. 

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Al Said Yacht

Custom-designed superyacht Al Said was allegedly named ‘Project Sunflower’ when it was under construction/ ©Klaus Jordan

Builder: Lürssen Year of build: 2008 LOA: 508.6 ft Number of guests: unknown Number of crew: unknown

Commissioned by the late Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman, the Al Said first set sail in 2008 and like many royal yachts, her details are held under lock and key.

We do know however that her exterior was designed by the famed naval architect, Espen Øino – the man behind many of the world’s most famous superyachts – while her interiors were created by the respected British design studio, Redman Whiteley Dixon.

The interior of the ship has never been photographed which has led to much speculation of what lies inside. As well as accommodation for up to 74 guests, she is rumored to include a mini-concert hall capable of accommodating a full chamber orchestra.

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Dilbar has one of the biggest swimming pools ever installed on a superyacht /®Kyle Conlin

Builder: Lürssen Year of build: 2016 LOA: 511.10 ft Number of guests: 36 Number of crew: 96

When Dilbar was built in 2016, she was the world’s largest yacht in terms of gross tonnage, at 15,917 GT and the team at   Lürssen described her as “ one of the most complex and challenging yachts ever built, in terms of both dimensions and technology.” 

Owned by Uzbek-born investor Alisher Usmanov s he wowed the judges at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards in 2017 to scoop the top prize of  ‘World Superyacht of the Year’. Her ivory exterior was custom-designed by Espen Øino, while her interior was the work of celebrated design studio, Winch Design. She boasts an 82 foot swimming pool, making it one of the largest to ever be installed on a superyacht, as well as two helipads.

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Dubai Yacht - one of the biggest superyachts in the world

Dubai serves Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum / ©Shutterstock

Builder: Platinum Yachts  Year of build: 2006 LOA: 531.5 ft Number of guests: 24 Number of crew: 88

Originally commissioned by a member of Brunei’s royal family as a joint project between shipbuilders Blohm+Voss and Lürssen, the build was halted in 1998. The structure was subsequently bought by the Dubai government and the build continued under the exclusive Dubai-based shipyard Platinum Yachts. Today it serves as the royal yacht of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s ruler. 

Designed by Winch Design , she spans over seven flowing decks and features an atrium nearly 70 ft in size. 11  luxurious guest suites have the benefit of their own private balconies while other features onboard include a swimming pool, a cinema and a disco.

Jetting off on an air excursion is easy as Dubai is equipped with a helipad for a Blackhawk helicopter while the yacht’s submarine and vast selection of water toys are housed in the yacht’s garage. 

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Superyacht Eclipse- one of the biggest superyachts in the world

Both the exterior and interior of Eclipse were designed by Terence Disdale / ©Shutterstock

Builder: Blohm+Voss Year of build: 2010 LOA: 533.1 ft Number of guests: 36 Number of crew: 70

The fourth-largest ship on our list of the biggest superyachts in the world is Eclipse. The German-built vessel   was voted ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ at the World Superyacht Awards in 2011 and both her exterior and interior designed by the acclaimed Terence Disdale.

Owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, the estimated $1bn+ superyacht was reported to have undergone a refit in 2015 and is packed with tenders and toys including two helipads, three launch boats and a mini leisure submarine. 

Her custom-designed interior includes a 183.7-ft deck and an expansive swimming pool which can convert into a raised dance floor. She also has her own missile defense system, a feature that appears to be increasing in popularity amongst the owners of the world’s biggest superyachts. 

Fulk Al Salamah

Fulk Al Salamah yacht

Very little detail has ever been released about the Fulk Al Salamah / ©Shutterstock

Builder: Mariotti Year of build: 2016 LOA: 538.1 ft Number of guests: unknown Number of crew: unknown

Very little detail has ever been released about the Fulk Al Salamah, which t ranslates into English as ‘ship of peace’.  Built for the Omani royal family by ultra-luxury shipbuilder Mariotti in its Genoa shipyard, her lack of outdoor entertaining space has led to unconfirmed reports that she is in fact a support vessel, used to shadow the late Sultan of Oman’s Al Said superyacht .

While it isn’t the longest superyacht in the world , when it comes to actual volume, the Fulk Al Salamah is thought to outsize both Azzam and REV (below), with an estimated total gross tonnage upwards of 20,000 GT (REV is 17,440 GT and Azzam 13,136 GT).

Azzam - one of the biggest superyachts in the world

Azzam has held the title of world’s longest superyacht since 2013/ ©Klaus Jordan

Builder: Lürssen Year of build: 2013 LOA: 590.6 ft Number of guests: 36 Number of crew: 80

Thought to have cost well in excess of $500m, Azzam has held the title of world’s longest superyacht since 2013 however her reign is about to draw to a close thanks to the next superyacht on our list, REV . 

Owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Azzam’s sophisticated exterior was designed by Italian studio Nauta Design.  Much of the yacht’s interiors –  which were created by French designer Christophe Leoni – remain shrouded in mystery but Leoni describes the aesthetic as: “sophisticated, with luxurious decor inspired by the Empire style of the early 19th century”.

Azzam has every nifty feature you could wish for including a helipad, gym, pool and even a golf training room so guests can practice their swing onboard. Like Eclipse, she also boasts her own missile defense system. Despite her stature, she can lay claim to being one of the world’s fastest superyachts with a top speed of 33 knots. 

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Rev superyacht

REV was designed by Espen Øino / ©REV Ocean

Builder: VARD Year of build: Due 2023 LOA: 600  ft Number of guests: 36 Number of crew: 54

Currently still in build, REV is set to steal the crown from Azzam to become the biggest superyacht in the world once she is delivered. But this is no normal superyacht. Funded by Norwegian business-man Kjell Inge Røkke, REV is a totally unique, state-of-the-art research and expedition vessel with one ambition: to make the ocean healthy again.

Designed by Espen Øino , the vessel is creating a huge amount of excitement within the industry due to the technological advances she is set to offer including cutting-edge marine science facilities. The super-sized vessel is equipped with the very latest observation and mapping equipment for conducting research encapsulating the entire marine ecosystem. One of many exciting features is the 25-ft moon pool in the hull, designed to lower scientific tools and submersibles into the ocean’s depths, including a three-passenger submarine. 

REV is expected to be available to charter for one-third of the year, which will include both conventional charters as well as on a single cabin basis to accompany experts on expeditions. 

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Cheoy Lee Explorer

When the journey is just as important as the destination.

When the desire to venture further off the beaten path, to discover natural destinations only a few get to see, to add a level of adventure for you and your family, to escape the usual boating crowd, the Cheoy Lee Explorer Series can go anywhere and do anything. No destination is too far with the security of a steel hull and reliability of an aluminum superstructure, the Cheoy Lee Explorer series are rugged yachts that can handle the blue oceans as well as the extreme latitudes. Take in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest Inside Passage, or explore exotic destinations in Central or South America. In collaboration with American naval architect Jon Overing of Overing Yacht Design, Cheoy Lee introduces the line of Explorer yachts for the American market. Explorer Series yachts are custom built in model sizes of the 107’, 126’, 130’ and 132’. All are built with an “Aft House” design and crafted of steel hulls and aluminum superstructures. Unique to these yachts is the central corridor from bow to stern, to allow for crew movement with minimal interruption to the owner and guests. With four decks and all-weather cruising the Cheoy Lee Expedition Series are the perfect yachts to get there and back and fully enjoy the stay.

The new designs offer the comfort of a highly refined Overing architected full displacement hull and stikes a nice balance by allowing the owner to enjoy cruising areas such as the Bahamian islands while offering global range with superior sea keeping abilities.

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Wrapped in luxurious furnishings and an inviting ambiance, the Cheoy Lee 107 Explorer is a perfect entry-level globetrotting yacht.

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If desiring more interior space for a larger salon or staterooms, the Cheoy Lee 126 Explorer is a logical step up to fulfill growing needs.

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Robust and seaworthiness at its core, the 130 Explorer will allow you to live unforgettable adventures

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Designed for uncompromised seaworthiness, comfort and self-sufficiency on long-range voyages.

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Philippines Demands China Return Rifles and Pay for Boat Damage After Hostilities in Disputed Sea

The Philippine military chief has demanded China return several rifles and equipment seized by the Chinese coast guard in a disputed shoal and pay for damage in an assault he likened to an act of piracy in the South China Sea

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In this handout photo provided by Armed Forces of the Philippines, Chinese Coast Guard hold knives and machetes as they approach Philippine troops on a resupply mission in the Second Thomas Shoal at the disputed South China Sea on June 17, 2024. The Philippine military chief demanded Wednesday that China return several rifles and equipment seized by the Chinese coast guard in a disputed shoal and pay for damage in an assault he likened to an act of piracy in the South China Sea. (Armed Forces of the Philippines via AP)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief demanded Wednesday that China return several rifles and equipment seized by the Chinese coast guard in a disputed shoal and pay for damages in an assault he likened to an act of piracy in the South China Sea.

Chinese personnel on board more than eight motorboats repeatedly rammed then boarded the two Philippine navy inflatable boats Monday to prevent Filipino navy personnel from transferring food and other supplies including firearms to a Philippine territorial outpost in Second Thomas Shoal, which is also claimed by Beijing, according to Philippine officials.

After a scuffle and repeated collisions, the Chinese seized the boats and damaged them with machetes, knives and hammers. They also seized eight M4 rifles, which were packed in cases, navigation equipment and other supplies and wounded a number of Filipino navy personnel, including one who lost his right thumb, two Philippine security officials told The Associated on Tuesday.

The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of a lack of authority to discuss the sensitive conflict publicly.

Video and photographs issued by the Philippine military Wednesday night show the chaotic faceoff at the shoal, with Chinese personnel onboard boats brandishing knives, axe and sticks while surrounding two Philippine navy supply boats beside Manila's ship outpost. Sirens blare constantly as both sides yell at each other and the Chinese smash the Philippine navy boat with a pole and grab what appears to be a bag with a stick.

Pictures show a damaged Philippine navy boat with its side floaters slashed and deflated and another boat with its windshields and navigational screens shattered. A man displays a damaged cellphone.

"We are demanding that the Chinese return our rifles and our equipment and we’re also demanding that they pay for the damage they caused,” Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., head of the Philippine armed forces, said in a news conference in western Palawan province, where he pinned a medal on the wounded navy officer.

“They boarded our boats illegally and seized our equipment,” Brawner said. “They’re now like pirates with this kind of actions.”

Armed with long knives and machetes, the Chinese coast guard personnel tried to beat the unarmed Filipinos, who resisted with their bare hands by parrying the blows and pushing back the Chinese, Brawner said. “Our objective is also to prevent war.”

Some of the Chinese pointed their knives at the Filipino navy personnel, he said.

China blamed the Philippines for the confrontation, saying the Filipino personnel “trespassed” into the shoal in defiance of its warnings.

“This is the direct cause of the incident,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian said in Beijing. “The Chinese coast guard at the scene has taken professional law-enforcement measures with restraint aimed at stopping the illegal supply mission by the Philippine vessels and no direct measures were taken against the Philippine personnel.”

The United States renewed a warning Tuesday that it is obligated to defend the Philippines, a treaty ally.

Second Thomas Shoal, part of the disputed Spratly Islands, has been occupied by a small Philippine navy contingent aboard a grounded warship that has been closely monitored by China’s coast guard and navy in a yearslong territorial standoff. China claims the South China Sea virtually in its entirety.

There is fear that disputes in the South China Sea, long regarded as an Asian flashpoint, could escalate and pit the United States and China in a larger conflict. Aside from China and the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have conflicting territorial claims in the busy waterway.

Since last year, hostilities between China and the Philippines have escalated in the disputed waters, particularly in Second Thomas Shoal , which is less than 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) from the Philippine coast and where the BRP Sierra Madre, now encrusted with rust, was deliberately grounded in 1999 to create a territorial outpost. The ship remains an actively commissioned military vessel, meaning an attack on it could be considered by the Philippines as an act of war.

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How to fix a disappearing taskbar on Windows 10 or 11

  • The Windows taskbar may disappear due to causes such as enabling auto-hide, incorrect display settings, or corrupt system files.
  • Start troubleshooting by restarting your PC and checking the auto-hide taskbar settings.
  • If the taskbar is still missing, try restarting Windows Explorer. For more solutions, read on.

It's frustrating when you're working away on your Windows 11 (or Windows 10 ) PC and all of a sudden, your taskbar disappears. Poof, it's gone, for no apparent reason.

Don't fret. It's an easy issue to fix, and one that can occur for various reasons. It could be as innocuous as the auto-hide taskbar feature being enabled, as irritating as a failed Explorer instance, or as unfortunate as corrupt system files.

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Why is your windows taskbar disappearing.

The Windows taskbar may disappear due to various reasons, such as the auto-hide feature being enabled, incorrect display settings, or system file corruption. To resolve this issue, try the steps we have outlined below, and for whichever reason your taskbar disappeared, you'll be enjoying it once again.

We suggest you start from the top of the list to eliminate the least problematic causes of the Windows taskbar disappearing, before resorting to the less likely and more difficult solutions. Any differences in the steps between Windows 11 and Windows 10 will be highlighted along the way.

Have you tried restarting your PC?

Before we proceed with the process of elimination to arrive at a fix, let's first talk about whether you can use a notoriously effective solution: Restarting your PC. Do you have any unsaved work you're unable to access or save?

If yes, proceed to the first step highlighted in the next section. If not, we suggest restarting your PC. Press Windows key + X, U, then R to restart . Or, Ctrl + Alt + Del , then click the Power icon , and select Restart .

The reboot may solve the disappearing taskbar issue. If it hasn't, let's proceed.

If at any time you aren't able to access Settings via Windows key + I, you can also visit Settings by pressing Windows key + R, then typing ms-settings:, and pressing Enter.

Cause 1: Auto-hide taskbar enabled/ Taskbar collapsed

Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 give users the option to hide the taskbar. Moving your mouse cursor over the edge of the screen where the taskbar is placed should bring it back up. By default, the taskbar is at the bottom of the screen, it may be on the left, right, or top edge of the screen as well.

How to find a hidden or collapsed taskbar

  • Your first step to try to find a taskbar that has disappeared is to move your mouse over the bottom, left, right, and top edges of the screen, holding it in each position for a few seconds. The taskbar should pop up.
  • If that's the case, use the left mouse button, to click, then drag the gray line away from the edge, allowing you to resize the taskbar.

How to turn off the auto-hide taskbar

In case you want to turn off the auto-hide taskbar feature, you can right-click the now visible taskbar to visit Taskbar settings. But what if the taskbar still doesn't show up after moving the mouse to the four edges of the screen? It may still be hidden, but not popping up correctly.

To check whether the auto-hide taskbar feature is enabled, you will need to visit Taskbar settings without being able to right-click the taskbar. On both Windows 10 and Windows 11, press Windows key + I, visit Personalization, and then Taskbar.

  • On Windows 10, you will need to turn off the two toggles: Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode and Automatically hide the taskbar in table mode.
  • On Windows 11 , you will need to expand the Taskbar behaviors section, and then turn off the 'automatically hide' the taskbar option. Your taskbar should have become visible again.

You can also turn on Lock the taskbar on either operating system, to make sure the taskbar isn't going anywhere (again).

Tried all the above steps but still don't see your taskbar? Go to the next solution.

Cause 2: Incorrect display settings

It's possible your current display resolution is incorrect, and that may cause the taskbar to not appear properly.

How to access your display resolution settings

There are ways you can access your display resolution settings, via the desktop or via Settings. You will need to right-click on an empty space on the desktop and then select Display settings from the context menu.

In case this doesn't work, press Windows key + I to open up Settings and select System and then Display . Once you are in Display settings, scroll to find the Resolution dropdown, and then select the appropriate resolution for your monitor.

Your taskbar should reappear, in case it has disappeared due to the incorrect resolution. If your taskbar still hasn't reappeared, another display setting may be responsible for the problem: Project settings.

This is common for those who connect their computer to an external display. To edit Project settings , press the Windows key + P , which should open up the settings on the right side of your display. Select PC screen only . This should bring back your taskbar.

Cause 3: Tablet mode enabled

Your Windows taskbar may have disappeared because you may have entered Tablet mode by mistake.

How to turn Tablet mode off

  • Visit Settings by pressing the Windows key + I .
  • Navigate to System , and then Tablet .
  • Here, check the When I sign in dropdown to see if Always use tablet mode is enabled. If it is, change it to Never use tablet mode.

Alternatively, you can visit Change additional tablet settings , and then turn off the Tablet mode toggle .

This should bring back your taskbar. However, if Tablet mode is not enabled, you will need to try other solutions to bring back the taskbar. Read on.

Cause 4: Windows Explorer crash

Another common reason for the Windows taskbar disappearing is that the program responsible for the taskbar, Start menu, and desktop icons -- Windows Explorer -- may have crashed or become unresponsive. There are a couple of ways to restart Windows Explorer.

Visit the Task Manager

The first way is to visit the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Then, depending on whether it is not already expanded, you may need to click on More details at the bottom of the window. Next, select the Processes tab , scroll until you find Windows Explorer in the list of processes, right-click it , select Restart . Wait a few seconds for it to finish restarting.

Create a new task

Another way to restart Windows Explorer is to create a new task. You can do this via the Task Manager, by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc , then going to the File menu , and clicking Run new task .

This will open up the Create new task dialog box, where you can type explorer.exe . Wait a few seconds for it to finish restarting. After Explorer has restarted, you should have your taskbar, Start menu, and desktop acting like normal again.

Cause 5: Graphics driver issue

Another reason the Windows taskbar can disappear is out-of-date or otherwise buggy graphics drivers.

How to update your graphics drivers

The solution for this is to update your graphics drivers. To do so, you'll need to reach the Device Manager.

  • In case the Quick Link menu will not open, you can open Device Manager via the Run dialog: Press Windows key + R , type devmgmt.msc , and press Enter.
  • Once the Device Manager has opened up, search for Display adapters in the device list.
  • Expand it, right-click each of the adapters shown there (in case you're just seeing one adapter, that's normal — so is having multiple) and select Update driver .
  • Select Search automatically for drivers , and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

In case your Windows taskbar has not yet reappeared, proceed to the next steps to try to recover it.

Cause 6: User account issue

In some cases, creating a new local administrator account can solve the issue.

How to create a local administrator account

If you're signed in to Windows with your Microsoft account, you will need to first unlink that account.

  • To do that, press the Windows key + I and then visit Accounts or Email & accounts . There, navigate to Your info section , select Sign in with a local account instead.
  • It will ask you to sign in to your Microsoft account for security reasons.
  • Press Next after doing so. Here, create a new account , press Finish , and sign out .

In case you weren't signed in via a Microsoft account, you'll still need to create a new Administrator account.

  • Press Windows key + I .
  • Go to Accounts and then Family & other users .
  • Go to Other users , and select Add someone else to this PC.
  • You will be asked to add a new username and password, and then you'll need to click Next .

Now it's time to complete making your new account.

  • Press Windows key + I again.
  • select Accounts , select Family & other users .
  • Under Your family, select the account you just created, choose Change account type .
  • Here, select OK under the Administrator option.

You should now sign out of the old account and log in to the new account you just created. If the taskbar issue has been resolved, you can copy your data from the old account in the Users folder of your operating system drive to the new account.

You can also reassociate your Microsoft account with the new local administrator account you've created.

  • Select Accounts , then Your info .
  • Then choose Sign in with a Microsoft account .
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.

How to delete your old Administrator account

In case your taskbar issue isn't yet resolved, you may need to delete your old Administrator account.

  • Visiting Windows key + I again.
  • Select Accounts , then select Family & other users .
  • Under Other users, select the old Administrator account, select Remove .
  • Then select Delete account and data .

You should back up your data before this step. You will then need to restart the device and log in to your new account.

Cause 7: Windows update/ Corrupt system files

Your Windows installation may need to be updated to resolve the disappearing taskbar issue.

How to update your Windows installation

  • To do this on Windows 10 press Windows key + I , then go to Update & security , and then Windows Update. Next, click Check for updates .
  • On Windows 11 , you will instead need to go straight to Windows Update in the Settings menu , then follow the same instructions as Windows 10.

Install any available updates and restart your computer if prompted. Your taskbar issue should be resolved.

How to try to fix corrupted Windows system files

If it isn't, it's possible your Windows system files are corrupted.

To try to fix this issue, you will need to press Windows key + R , type cmd , and then Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Command Prompt as an Administrator. In the Command Prompt screen, type sfc /scannow , and press enter .

The System File Checker will now run, check and repair any system files. Hopefully, these above steps have resolved your disappearing taskbar issue. In case they haven't, you are left with only the difficult fixes.

Cause 8: Malware/ Restore or reset PC

It may be that your Windows taskbar has disappeared due to malware.

How to run a scan of Windows using Microsoft Defender

  • If the Quick scan doesn't find any issues, you may want to try the deeper scan.
  • Under Current threats , select Scan options , visit Run a new advanced scan . Here, you can choose either Full scan or Microsoft Defender Offline scan.
  • If malware is found and removed, you may have resolved your disappearing taskbar issue.

If MSRT is not built-in, you can download the 32-bit version from here, and the 64-bit version from here.

Finally, you may need to resort to the last-ditch effort: restoring or resetting your PC. Visit the Recovery options in Windows support page from Microsoft and follow the instructions on restoring your PC, and if that doesn't work, try resetting your PC.

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You can also refer to our guide: How to factory reset a Windows PC or laptop .

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Demi Moore on Full Frontal Nudity With Margaret Qualley in ‘The Substance’: ‘A Very Vulnerable Experience’ but I Had a ‘Great Partner Who I Felt Very Safe With’

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Demi Moore and her dog Pilaf attend a photocall at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Carlton Cannes Hotel on May 19, 2024 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Demi Moore ‘s new film, the feminist body horror “ The Substance ,” sees her bare it all, with several scenes featuring full nudity. At the Cannes Film Festival press conference for the film on Monday, the 61-year-old actor discussed the “vulnerable experience.”

“Going into it, it was really spelled out — the level of vulnerability and rawness that was really required to tell the story,” Moore said. “And it was a very vulnerable experience and just required a lot of sensitivity and a lot of conversation about what we were trying to accomplish.”

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“I had someone who was a great partner who I felt very safe with. We obviously were quite close  — naked — and we also got a lot of levity in those moments at how absurd those certain situations were,” she said. “But ultimately. it’s just about really directing your communication and mutual trust.”

As the film progresses, Moore becomes horribly disfigured thanks to the abuse her other half Qualley is inflicting on her. By the film’s last act, she quite resembles Anjelica Huston from the 1990 film “The Witches,” after she transforms into a humpback abomination.

Dennis Quaid also stars in the film as an “asshole,” as he described his character during the presser. The late Ray Liotta was meant to have the role before his passing in May 2022, and Quaid dedicated his performance to him.

“In my heart, I dedicated this role to Ray Liotta, who was set to play it,” Quaid said. “It was this week, two years ago that he passed, so I’d like to remember him. He was such an incredible actor.”

Cannes went wild for “The Substance” at its premiere on Sunday night, giving the film an 11-minute standing ovation , the longest of the fest so far.

In an interview with Variety , the French director discussed the film’s feminist themes, saying that body horror is “the perfect vehicle to express the violence all these women’s issues are about.”

With an undercurrent of #MeToo at this year’s festival as the movement grows in France, Fargeat hopes the film will shine even more light on the issue. “It’s a little stone in the huge wall we still have to build regarding this issue, and to be honest, I hope my film will also be one of the stones of that wall. That’s really what I intended to do with it.”

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64 people missing and many rescued from 2 shipwrecks off Italy. At least 11 have died

Sixty-four people were missing at sea after a shipwreck off the Italian southern coast on Monday, United Nations’ agencies said in a statement. In the shipwreck, which took place about 200 kilometres (125 miles) off Calabria, a boat that had set off from Turkey eight days earlier caught fire and overturned, the U.N. agencies said, citing survivors. The Italian Red Cross said overall 12 people were rescued although one person died. (AP video shot by Valeria Ferraro)

Some of the 11 migrants saved from the sea after their sailboat sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Greece early Monday, June 17, 2024, are assisted in Roccella Ionica, southern Italy where they were brought by the Italian Coast Guard. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

Some of the 11 migrants saved from the sea after their sailboat sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Greece early Monday, June 17, 2024, are assisted in Roccella Ionica, southern Italy where they were brought by the Italian Coast Guard. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

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This picture taken early Monday, June 17, 2024 by the Italian Coast Guard shows a sail boat used by migrants half sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Greece early Monday, June 17, 2024. 12 survivors were brought to the Italian port-city of Roccella Ionica but one died on arrival, while searches for some 60 more occupants are being carried out. (Italian Coast Guard via AP, Ho)

ROME (AP) — Sixty-four people were missing in the Mediterranean Sea and several were rescued after their ship wrecked off Italy’s southern coast Monday, United Nations’ agencies said in a statement.

In a separate shipwreck, rescue workers evacuated dozens of suspected migrants but found 10 bodies trapped below the deck of a wooden boat off Italy’s tiny Lampedusa island, the German aid group Resqship wrote on Monday on the X social media platform.

The boat that wrecked about 200 kilometers (125 miles) off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier, but caught fire and overturned, the U.N. agencies said, citing survivors.

The search-and-rescue operation started following a mayday call by a French boat, the Italian coast guard said in a statement. The boat was sailing in a border area where Greece and Italy carry out search-and-rescue operations. The survivors and people still missing at sea came from Iran, Syria and Iraq, the U.N. agencies said.

The Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center immediately diverted two merchant vessels sailing nearby to the scene of the rescue. Assets from the European border and coast guard agency Frontex also helped.

The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

The survivors were brought to the Calabrian port of Roccella Jonica, where they were disembarked and entrusted to the care of medical personnel. One of the 11 rescued migrants died soon after, the coast guard said.

In the second shipwreck, the crew aboard Resqship’s boat, the Nadir, found 61 people on the wooden boat, which was full of water.

“Our crew was able to evacuate 51 people, two of whom were unconscious,” it added. “The 10 dead were in the flooded lower deck of the boat.”

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Wreck of ship on which famed explorer Ernest Shackleton died found on ocean floor off Canada

By Kerry Breen

Updated on: June 12, 2024 / 2:43 PM EDT / CBS News

The wreck of the ship that famed explorer Ernest Shackleton died on more than a century ago has been found on the ocean floor off the coast of Canada, according to a news release from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society . 

Shackleton was a legendary explorer who sailed to the edges of the Earth, including four trips to Antarctica . During one notable expedition in 1915, his iconic ship Endurance  became trapped by sea ice . The ship sank, but Shackleton and his entire crew survived the episode. The Endurance shipwreck was finally  found in 2022 . 

Seven years later, in 1922, Shackleton would die aboard the Quest, a Norwegian vessel, during another expedition to the polar region. Shackleton's death of a heart attack at 47 ended what historians consider the "Heroic Age of Polar Exploration," the RCGS said. 

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After Shackleton's death, the Quest was acquired by a Norwegian company and continued to sail important expeditions, including the 1930 British Arctic Air Route Expedition, the RCGS said. The ship was also used in Arctic rescues and even was part of the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. 

In 1962, while being used as a sealing ship, the Quest was damaged by ice off the coast of Newfoundland and sank. The crew survived, the RCGS said, but the ship landed on the seabed more than 1,200 feet underwater. 

The wreck was found just a mile and a half away from the ship's last reported position, but it took sonar equipment and an international team of experts to find the site, the RCGS said. The "Shackleton Quest Expedition" team included participants from Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. Search director David Mearns said that he and lead researcher Antoine Normandin cross-referenced historic logs and maps with historical data to determine where currents and weather conditions may have carried the ship. 

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Just five days into the expedition, the site was found, with historians, divers and oceanographers working together to confirm the wreck's identity. 

"In the pantheon of polar ships, Quest is definitely an icon,"  Mearns  told BBC News  

On Sunday, the wreck was confirmed to be that of the Quest, the RCGS said. 

"Finding  Quest  is one of the final chapters in the extraordinary story of Sir Ernest Shackleton," said expedition leader John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS, in the news release. "Shackleton was known for his courage and brilliance as a leader in crisis. The tragic irony is that his was the only death to take place on any of the ships under his direct command."

The ship remains intact, Mearns said, and sonar imagery "corresponds exactly with the known dimensions and structural features of this special ship." 

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The explorers are planning to return to the shipwreck, potentially later this year, to conduct a more complete investigation, the BBC reported.

"Right now, we don't intend to touch the wreck. It actually lies in an already protected area for wildlife, so nobody should be touching it," associate search director Antoine Normandin said. "But we do hope to go back and photograph it with a remotely operated vehicle, to really understand its state."

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Shackleton's birth. His granddaughter, Alexandra Shackleton, was a patron of the expedition and said that finding the shipwreck during such a memorable anniversary has made its discovery all the more meaningful.

"My grandfather, Sir Ernest Shackleton, had purchased  Quest  with the intention of leading a Canadian Arctic expedition," she said. "It is perhaps fitting that the ship should have ended its storied service in Canadian waters. I have long hoped for this day and am grateful to those who made this incredible discovery."

Shackleton continues to spark interest more than a century after his death. The BBC reports that hundreds of people visit his grave on every year to pay their respects to the man known as "The Boss."

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Kerry Breen is a news editor at CBSNews.com. A graduate of New York University's Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism, she previously worked at NBC News' TODAY Digital. She covers current events, breaking news and issues including substance use.

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How this Italian shipyard created a new category of explorer yacht

“The ‘X’ in X50 does not stand for ‘explorer’ but rather ‘experience’,” says Baglietto 's CCO Fabio Ermetto on the shipyard’s first model in its new XO series. The explorer yacht sector is rapidly growing, with a record number of projects listed in BOAT International ’s 2024 Global Order Book. Recognising a gap in this evolving market, the Italian builder launched its first 49.9-metre explorer yacht, where the guest experience is at the forefront of Francesco Paszkowski ’s design. BOAT ’s Hannah Rankine sits down with Ermetto to find out more…

Why did you decide to enter the explorer yacht market?

When it comes to the X50's concept, it is more than just an explorer; we call it an 'observer.' While most explorer yachts are designed around the experience of travelling the world, we noticed that many, particularly in the 50-metre, sub-500GT range, lack proper views of the surroundings. Travellers to destinations like Alaska and the Maldives often find themselves in the main saloon with limited views through the aft end of the boat. Thinking outside the box, we developed a concept that offers all the facilities you'd expect on an explorer yacht - tenders, storage, fuel, and ice class - while you can also enjoy the view in any climate or condition.

What inspired the design?

We wanted to create something that combines the adventure and experience of world travel with the luxury and comfort of a high-spec yacht. I often compare it to the Orient Express, where you can travel by train - a traditional mode of transport - in style and luxury whilst experiencing the journey. A long time ago in Italy, there was a train called the Settebello, which featured a first-class capsule on top, offering passengers panoramic views. This vision inspired the creation of our XO series.

What are your favourite features on board?

At the top of the boat, you'll find what we refer to as the “capsule”, which comprises two decks. The wheelhouse is located below, while the observation deck sits above. This is the reason we call it an 'observer.' The observation deck features extensive glass all around, including on the ceiling. Picture yourself travelling to Thailand or Australia, or entering a fjord enjoying panoramic views from an enclosed deck while relaxing on sofas and spending time with family.

The observation lounge also features large screens connected to an onboard drone. The idea is you can fly the drone one or two miles ahead of the yacht, offering a different view of your surroundings and making the experience more interactive. The sundeck above serves as an exterior observation lounge, designed to provide a cozy space to enjoy the views in good weather.

The main deck aft is a flexible area. Typically used for storing tenders and water toys, this area allows the tender to be launched quickly, with ample storage space underneath for freestanding furniture. This design enables the space to transition quickly from a technical area to a lounge area with a Bimini so that guests can be close to the water.

Why did you decide to work with Francesco Paszkowski on this project?

Francesco Paszkowski has been working with Baglietto for 30 years, designing the exteriors for many of our projects. Some of Baglietto's most iconic yachts are his creations. But he is also the kind of designer who is not afraid of doing something different, so he shared our vision of creating something unique in the explorer market. Our aim was to design a yacht that is unmistakably a Baglietto, distinct from those that could be built by any other shipyard. While many shipyards build quality boats, they often lack a distinctive identity. At Baglietto, we always try to give our models a strong and unique character.

What are the ways in which the owner can customise the yacht to their preferences?

The entire aft area of the main deck has been designed for versatility, serving as a gym, storage for tenders and toys or housing extra fridges and freezers. Our semi-custom boats are more or less full custom because we can accommodate clients’ requests not only in design but also in layout. The yacht’s design allows for easy modifications, such as a touch-and-go helideck on the top deck or incorporating a sauna into the layout.

Was there a specific reason why you chose 50 metres as the length?

In our design process, we looked at the market and noticed that many explorer yachts of this size offer very limited guest space. There is significant demand in the 499GT market, and Baglietto is renowned for creating some of the largest yachts in this category. Our goal is to apply this expertise to the explorer yacht market, producing the largest explorer yacht under 499GT. Remarkably, the X50 accommodates three tenders without compromising onboard space, a rare feature for a sub-500GT vessel.

We are also considering building a larger version in the 55- to 60-meter range, which would offer entirely different onboard spaces and features.

What are some of the environmental initiatives on board?

We have included solar panels in the honeycomb design on top of the X50, which is part of the shipyard’s wider Bzero hydrogen project that we launched last year. With 80 per cent of our clients interested in hybrid propulsion, we now offer all of our boats with a hybrid option and we were the first shipyard to build a Lloyd’s-certified hybrid boat. We are also starting the first hydrogen plant at our shipyard to generate electricity out of seawater. The X50 can be offered with a hybrid package because the boat and engine room have been designed to accommodate this without any major modifications.

To find out more information about Baglietto’s X50 superyacht, contact the team today .

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  5. 20 Largest Explorer Yachts in the World

    Originally called Equanimity, the 91.5 meter explorer yacht was the first ever to be built to PYC standard. It was launched in 2014 by the Dutch yard Oceanco. On board, it features five decks with premium accommodation, spa and wellness area, swimming pool, tender garage with two 10.5 meter Hodgson tenders, and also a foredeck helicopter ...

  6. Adventures ahead: the most exciting explorer yachts of 2024

    Project Icecap. Builder: Lürssen. Length: 107m. The world has known about Project Icecap since 2018 - but the explorer was tugged back into the spotlight last year when she embarked on her sea trials in Peene-Werft, Germany. Moran Yacht & Ship revealed that Project Icecap is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system and features "state ...

  7. Six cool explorer yachts launched in 2022

    The 67 metre shadow yacht Nebula was launched at the end of 2021 and subsequently delivered by Spanish yard Astilleros Armon in July 2022. The all-alumunium catamaran follows in the footsteps of fellow ShadowCat support yachts 66.2m Hodor and 68.2m Wayfinder, with a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. The 2022 Explorer Yachts Summit will ...

  8. What Exactly are Explorer Yachts? We Have the Answers

    [See more: Top 10 Explorer Yachts in the World] The Basics. In essence, explorer yachts - also known as expedition yachts - are yachts that have been purpose-built or converted to be able to travel long distances without needing to find a port. Another major factor is that an explorer yacht should be able to reach some of the most remote ...

  9. The Rise of Explorer Yachts in the Top 100 Market

    The two largest explorer yachts in the world, 140m SOLARIS and 126.20m OCTOPUS, highlight this type of vessel's growing importance within the Top 100 market, as with expedition comes increased opportunity, all within the confines of a luxury superyacht. Delivered in 2021, 140m SOLARIS is currently the largest explorer yacht in the world.

  10. Xplorer

    Xplorer 105. Right at the top of our Xplorer range, this yacht represents what has instigated our status as the market leader in luxury expedition yachts. This concept design incorporates decades of shipbuilding and superyacht building as well as expedition know-how, practicalities and developments. A future facing Xplorer geared up to become ...

  11. Explorer Yacht Buying Guide 2023

    Explorer Yacht Buying Guide 2023. By YATCO Posted on January 20, 2023 Boat Types, FAQ, Motor Yacht. Explorer yachts are a type of luxury motor yacht. These vessels are built to travel vast distances and are equipped to be very self-sufficient. In recent years, these types of boats have grown in popularity as many yacht owners wish to travel to ...

  12. The Best Expedition / Explorer Yachts & Trawlers

    Some of the recent explorer yacht builds also use composite materials for the hull. Expedition yachts and trawlers have to carry a lot of fuel, water, and other supplies on board. Fuel reserves on board should be good for a range of about 5,000 miles at speeds up to 10 knots. If the yacht is intended to sail in high latitudes, then her hull ...

  13. Top Biggest Explorer Yachts in the World

    Here are some of the largest Explorer Yachts currently on the market. Biggest Explorer Yachts. Currently the largest explorer yacht under construction in the world, REV Ocean boasts an impressive list of facilities, including a research lab, cinema, spa and more. At over 182 meters in length, she is a masterpiece of engineering and design.

  14. Explorer Yachts for Sale

    Explorer yachts, also called expedition yachts, generally offer oversized fuel and water tanks, as well as impressive cold and dry storage capacity for remote destinations where it's harder to provision with all the yachting luxuries. For divers, fishing enthusiasts, lovers of wildlife, and those who want to get off the beaten track, explorer ...

  15. Explorer Yachts for Sale

    Explorer yachts are ideally suited for those who want to cruise farther afield and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations. We hope you find your dream yacht below. When you do, please contact a Northrop & Johnson sales broker to begin the buying process. With an expedition yacht, you can discover new locales luxuriously and safely.

  16. Video: The world's largest explorer yachts

    SYT brings you a selection of the largest explorer yachts both in build and part of the world fleet today. Largest Yachts Video: The world's largest explorer yachts. Written by SuperYacht Times. Thu, 25 Jan 2024 | 13:00. Loading... Newsletter. Subscribe. Follow Us.

  17. Best explorer yachts for charter on an expedition cruise

    Hanse Explorer. Credit: Coulson Tennant. Stats: 47.8 metres, Fassmer, 2006, 12 guests, 18 crew. Expedition capabilities: Hanse Explorer has all the requirements of a hardy expedition yacht. Her steel hull boasts the highest level of commercial ice classification, plus she also has a cruising range of 8,000 nautical miles and six-week autonomy ...

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  19. These are the 10 Biggest Superyachts in the World Today

    Builder: Lürssen Year of build: 2016 LOA: 511.10 ft Number of guests: 36 Number of crew: 96 When Dilbar was built in 2016, she was the world's largest yacht in terms of gross tonnage, at 15,917 GT and the team at Lürssen described her as " one of the most complex and challenging yachts ever built, in terms of both dimensions and technology.". Owned by Uzbek-born investor Alisher ...

  20. Cheoy Lee Explorer Series: Global Expedition Yachts

    Explorer Series yachts are custom built in model sizes of the 107', 126', 130' and 132'. All are built with an "Aft House" design and crafted of steel hulls and aluminum superstructures. Unique to these yachts is the central corridor from bow to stern, to allow for crew movement with minimal interruption to the owner and guests.

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  23. The best explorer yacht concepts

    Exploris. Penned by Gresham Yacht Design, this mighty 100-metre explorer concept is equipped for adventure. Its impressive facilities and equipment include a dedicated helicopter hanger, CAP 437 helipad, twin 12.5-metre custom tenders and a Trident submarine. Elsewhere, the explorer features full dive facilities with a decompression chamber.

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  26. Explorer yacht vs motor yacht: What makes an explorer yacht?

    However, there are exceptions to the rule, with Cantiere Delle Marche proving highly successful in building compact, yet long-range explorer yachts. The Italian yard's fleet includes the 33.4-metre Narvalo, which has been designed to cruise with the narwhals that she was named after. Read More / Top 10 largest explorer yachts in the world

  27. Wreck of ship on which famed explorer Ernest Shackleton died found on

    Raw video: Shackleton's 1915 shipwreck discovered off Antarctica 00:53. The wreck of the ship that famed explorer Ernest Shackleton died on more than a century ago has been found on the ocean ...

  28. The top 25 largest yachts in the world

    Read on to discover our official list of the largest, privately owned yachts in the world. 1. Azzam | 180.6m. In October 2013, Lürssen delivered the largest privately owned superyacht in the world in the form Azzam. Originally, she was designed to be 145 metres, but in the process of optimisation grew to 180 metres.

  29. How this Italian shipyard created a new category of explorer yacht

    "The 'X' in X50 does not stand for 'explorer' but rather 'experience'," says Baglietto's CCO Fabio Ermetto on the shipyard's first model in its new XO series. The explorer yacht sector is rapidly growing, with a record number of projects listed in BOAT International's 2024 Global Order Book.Recognising a gap in this evolving market, the Italian builder launched its first 49 ...