An innovative 42m Ocean Explorer from Bray Yacht Design

The Canadian-based company Bray Yacht Design and Research has unveiled an innovative 42m Ocean Explorer yacht. The novelty for a project of this size will be to boast not only a helicopter landing deck, but a hangar as well. It will be possible to fit an EC 135 helicopter and to hangar it away in a fully enclosed stowage space into the hull without folding the rotor blades. The hangar system will be positioned where you normally find the central engine room space. In this particular layout, the below deck area will be split into port and starboard mechanical bays on either side of the hangar. This vessel will have a steel semi-displacement hull, an aluminum superstructure and will be MCA Compliant and ABS Classed. She will have a 5,000 nautical miles range at 12 knots. This yacht will have generous accommodation for 10 guests and up to 10 crew members. As for the layout, the lower deck will provide four en suite guest rooms. Forward, the crew area with the two-deck crew accommodation and crew lounge. The main deck will feature a large galley forward. Directly aft are the master suite to port and the dining room to starboard, both with exceptional views from the massive hull windows. Aft, the full-width saloon with excellent lounge areas and impressive views will lead onto the aft adventure deck. The upper deck will have a large captain's cabin and a well-appointed helm forward. Aft, a socialising area will include a bar and a large skylounge. Finally, the flybridge will have a pool, sunpads located forward, and plenty of space for portable furniture. A ladder will take you up to the observation lookout also fitted with a bench seat, great for watching whales or spotting reefs. Photos: Courtesy of Bray Yacht Design and Research Custom built marine scale model: Courtesy of Brian Klass Models