Courtesy of Denison Yachting, by Marina Nazario – As a yacht owner you have the unique opportunity to explore some of the most distant destinations in the world. Especially if you are on an exploration yacht, which could take you to the subantarctic islands of New Zealand, Easter Island, Raja Ampat or the polar regions.

Explorer Yachts are seaworthy, self-contained vessels capable of sailing long distances and in rough waters without the need of a port. They generally look badass, with a full displacement hull designed to traverse the ocean. The crew may be more experienced than those of a traditional motor yacht in good weather in order to maintain the vessel to the highest degree. However, most exploration yachts are specially designed with the best materials and systems to withstand long voyages.

Here are 5 explorer yachts for sale that will take you to faraway destinations.


BOLD is a multi-function explorer yacht with an extended range of 3,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 17 knots. This 278 foot vessel was built in Australia with the collaboration of famous yacht designer Espen Øino. BOLD reveals an aggressive style with spacious interior and exterior spaces; her stunning design allows for intelligent use of living and storage space on board throughout the ship.

She is equipped with many amenities, including a beach club with a gym, a helipad on the main deck, storage space for 3 tenders on the deck, a plunge pool and a basketball court. A unique feature is the winter garden which faces the rear – an enclosed dining and living room with wrap-around windows that slide open. BOLD is courageous enough to support your heliskiing adventures from the yacht to the top of the mountain.

Contact: Tony smith


Take FREE TIME to explore the polar regions. This 182-foot vessel is built to support a larger expedition yacht that travels long distances. The flexibility of its design makes TIME OFF adaptable to the needs of the owner. For example, the 50 square meter aft deck can hold a seaplane, dinghy, helicopter, submarine, and jet skis. With a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, she can follow and cross oceans with a larger expedition yacht.

Contact: Patrick hopkins


Cantiere delle Marche’s first Flexplorer is this 130 ′ explorer yacht named AURELIE. She is unmistakable on the water with a rugged exterior defined by thick steel that adds weight throughout the vessel to improve stability and comfort. AURELIA is capable of true exploration – she can sail 5,000 nautical miles on twin CAT C32 engines with a heavy-duty rating and a fuel capacity of 60,000 liters. It is the first CdM yacht to be fitted with two pairs of stabilizers at zero speed.

As the XP Numarine series – which Denison knows well – CdM builds its series explorer yachts on the basis of common technological platforms. Personalization is the key to the brand’s appeal in the market, as the Flexplorer series offers alternative layout solutions without the need for radical reengineering. AURELIE is available for purchase from Denison.

Contact: Alex G. Clarke


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Numarine has a set explorer yachts range which are specially designed for long trips. the Numarine 37XP is a 122 foot beast that has a full displacement steel hull with a composite superstructure. This explorer’s yacht is an impressive 345 gross tons with a range of 5,500 nautical miles. The Numarine 37XP has the stability, seakeeping, handling and general maneuverability appropriate to support deep sea and global cruises.

As a new build project, this yacht can feature a 5 or 6 cabin layout to accommodate 10 to 12 guests, including a private owner’s deck on the upper level. The Numarine 37XP series comes with a lot of equipment, including a designated beach club, jacuzzi sunbathing area, cinema, gym and boat deck that can carry up to a 9-meter tender + 3 jet-skis.

Contact: Alex G. Clarke


K-584 is the first yacht built under the name of the Italian shipyard CPN. This 120 foot explorer yacht started as a custom project and was designed by Andrea Vallicelli and C Yacht Design. It is a military style yacht with simplicity at its core. K-584 has an elegant interior that combines dark veneers and white lacquers with a few splashes of color.

This expedition yacht for sale has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. It is powered by 2 MAN engines, which give it a cruising speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 14 knots. K-584 has a range of 4,600 nautical miles and can carry 47,000 liters of fuel and 9,600 liters of water for long journeys. Best part? It comes with a state-of-the-art dive center to plan dive trips and store wetsuits, bottles and more toys.

Contact: Aaron Antonson


Explorer yachts are a fun and adventurous type of vessel intended to support an owner’s goals of reaching remote destinations. As a new era of yacht owners emerges, expedition yachts are increasingly popular for their non-traditional features. Contact your Denison yacht broker to find a speedboat for sale.