Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has delivered 25m (82ft) expedition yacht Furst 60.
The client who commissioned the fully custom project wanted the look and performance advantages of a rugged cruiser.
Furst 60 is arguably intended for far more robust travels than most other explorers of her length, as she bears a steel hull.
She also has a single diesel engine, manufactured by Moteurs Baudouin. The French engine manufacturer has specialized in marine applications for about a century, producing power plants for offshore powerboat racers as well as leisurely cruisers.
The engine the owner of Furst 60 selected is one more commonly found aboard commercial fishing boats and other commercial craft. (The superyacht is not without alternate propulsion in case of an emergency, of course, again akin to commercial craft.)
Inside Furst 60, Cantiere delle Marche worked with the owner to create comfortable relaxation spaces and accommodations. Typically a superyacht of her size would have four staterooms. But the owner wanted to forego one guest cabin in favour of more stowage, given the cruising plans.
To that end, there’s walk-in stowage for both dry items and goods needing refrigeration.