Van Geest 42m Explorer...

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Van Geest 42m Explorer...


A gloriously chunky go-anywhere concept that deserves a client or two.


The mock funnel, open transom and high bow give her the profile of a traditional workboat. But everything else is all yacht.

Basic Spec – Van Geest 42m Explorer...
LOA: 43.5m (143ft)
LWL: 42m (138ft)
Beam: 8.5m (28ft)
Draught: 3.0m (9ft 10in)
Displacement (70% Load): 440 tonnes (968,000lbs)
Max Speed: 15 knots
Cruise Speed: 12 knots
Range @ 12 knots: 5,000nm
Fuel: 70,000L (18,500 US gals)
Water: 12,000L (3,200 US gals)
Engines: 2 x 1,000kW (1,340hp)
Generators: 2 x 80kW

She’s a smaller version of a striking 55m (180ft) design unveiled a year ago.


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