Cruising motoryacht builder Explorer Motor Yachts has announced that the first of its Odyssey line of passage-makers is in build and ready for purchase.
Designed and built by a team who have lived and loved the oceans, the Explorer Odyssey 62 offers the elegance of a luxury motor yacht with the strength and durability of a genuine ocean passage-maker.
Hull No. 1, designed with three cabins and two bathrooms, is in build at the company’s yard in China with hull and superstructure complete.
“We are very excited about this new model,” said Explorer Motor Yachts CEO Mark Campion. “She is no more than seven months away from delivery. A new owner has opportunities to stamp their own personality on the boat with a wide range of custom options for the design and fitout of the saloon and galley as well as the flybridge.”
“The main structural work on the accommodation suite is complete and an owner has options for their own style in the fitout here too.”
The Odyssey 62 is built to take owner and guests safely across oceans in style and comfort, with plenty of facilities to relax at anchor at the end of the voyage.
“We have built her to a very high safety specification,” said Campion. “The hull includes more layers of laminate than our range of sedan and pilot house cruisers. We have included vinylester resin in the first three layers.”
“The engine room is equipped for voyaging with a tools cabinet, spare parts cabinet, storage for a spare propeller and a work bench with vice fitted. There is also storage for clean engine and generator oil and for clean hydraulic oil.”
“Fuel capacity also reflects our knowledge that the owner will want to cruise long distances. She carries 7,570 litres of fuel and is powered by a single John Deere turbo diesel engine rated to 500hp.”
An asymmetric superstructure design maximises space in the saloon while providing a walk-around deck along the starboard side leading to a Portuguese bridge forward.
The saloon includes a lounge/dinette and U-shape galley with a spiral staircase to the accommodation suite on the port side amidships.
Forward and two steps up, the enclosed pilot house combines comfort and utility with enough space for guests to relax in companionship with the skipper through a voyage. The pilot house is equipped with a lounge and dinette table, central helm, a chart table and storage on the port side. The dashboard includes a comprehensive suite of navigation aids and engine control systems.
Accommodation includes three cabins and two bathrooms.
The full-beam master suite amidships includes a king-size double bed, full-height hanging lockers and a vanity with TV cabinet above. The ensuite includes twin sinks, granite vanity top, Tecma electric toilet and separate shower stall with a frosted tempered glass door.
The forward cabin offers V-berth twin bunks while the VIP guest stateroom on the starboard aside includes a double bed and full height hanging locker. The guest and day bathroom on the port side includes a sink set in granite vanity top, electric toilet and separate shower stall.
Access to the open flybridge is via a moulded staircase from the aft cockpit or from the pilot house. This area has been design both for control and relaxation. The central helm seat faces a full array of navigation aids and engine controls. There is a companion seat beside, lounge to port and a large semi-circular lounge and dinette to starboard, all under an FRP hardtop.
“Our intention is to make the Odyssey range the new standard for long-distance luxury voyaging,” said Campion. “Owners will have a wide canvas for customisation. We intend that every Odyssey we deliver will be different – a strong reflection of the owner’s personality and sailing preferences.”
Length overall 18.85 metres – 61 ft 10 in Length over water line 16.54 metres – 54 ft 3 in Beam 5.28 metres – 17 ft 4 in Draught 1.72 metres – 5 ft 8 in Displacement 50 tonnes – 110,132 lbs Fresh Water capacity 1,514 Litres – 400 US gal Fuel capacity 7,570 litres – 2,000 US gal Grey water capacity 379 litres – 100 US gal Holding tank capacity 568 Litres – 150 US gal Standard engine Single John Deere 500hp Standard Generators (Onan) 1 x 17.5 kW, 1 x 7 kW