This is meant to be a open general discussion about what features make for a great Explorer Yacht, by features I mean general and specific features.
I think we can all agree that it has to be a full displacement hull, then again there are some things that people call “fast explorer” which are most of the time semi-displacement hulls. However for me, it HAS to be full displacement.
Of course features will also depend on size, so I think we need to make some categorizes by size, this is just made up range so lets say, small:between 70′ and 95′, medium: between 96′ and 120′, large: between 121 and 165′, and Mega: 166′ and above.
When you are talking about features please indicate what range you are discussing or if it is for all Explorers.
To give an example, I think you need a range @ 10 knots of at least 4000 nm in the small and medium size, more is always better. In the large size a range of least 6000 nm @ 10 knots and in the mega size a range of at least 8000 nm @ 12 knots.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the matter and why.
I will add more as we go.
All the best,