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The RMK 5000 Explorer by Hot Lab Yacht & Design is the latest project to compete for the Yacht Concept Design Award, and features the naval architecture of RMK Marine (also shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2013).
There are two primary variations within the design: the True Luxury Explorer and the Leisure, both of which have a great deal of flexibility to suit both individual client requirements and the tastes of the current market. Designed with modern lines and soft curves there is smooth, uncluttered look and feel to the design. The full displacement hulls on both designs provide long range cruising thanks to the diesel/electric propulsion package under 500 GT thresholds. Both projects accommodate up to 10 guests and 8 crew, plus the Captain.
The main difference between the interior layout of the True Luxury Explorer and Leisure is the location of the 10 person inside and outside dining areas. On the Leisure concept, the interior dining table is situated on the main deck, accessed through the convex shaped sliding doors. The alfresco dining table arrangement is situated one deck above on the wheelhouse deck. For the True Luxury Explorer concept there are two interior dining tables seating 10 people at a time. The purpose of having two inside dining tables is to cater for dining on the sun deck (observation deck). This enclosed area with its 360 degree view can be turned into an alfresco dining area at the touch of a button by operating a set of sliding doors. The other dining table is situated on the wheelhouse deck.
Her robust hull is designed to ice class standards to overcome the harshest marine environments. The engines, hull design and interior layout have been arranged and thought through to give the owner and guests the best cruising range and seakeeping characteristics possible. In order to give the best range, RMK Marine will provide two propulsion packages, a diesel/electric option or a diesel only system with the highest capacity of fuel available resulting in no interruption on longer voyages such as transatlantic or transpacific crossings.