Published: Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Mike Fulton

RMK Marine and Hot Lab Yacht & Design will unveil their RMK 5000 Explorer vessel concept at the Monaco Yacht Show this September.

The RMK 5000 concept comes in two primary variations, the True Luxury Explorer and the Leisure. Both have a great deal of flexibility to suit individual client requirements as well as the tastes of the current market.

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Designed with modern lines and soft curves, there is a smooth uncluttered look and feel to the design. The full displacement hulls of these vessels provide for long range cruising thanks to their diesel/electric propulsion package. Both versions accommodate up to 10 guests plus the owner with eight crew and the captain.

On the True Luxury Explorer concept, there is a vast aft deck specifically designed to accommodate a 10.2-metre tender. When equipping this aft deck with the custom tender, the area beneath is dedicated to underwater and on-water excursion toys, including a submarine, a diving room, hovpods and jet-skis.

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This area can also be converted into a “touch and go” helipad so as to get the most out of this explorer superyacht. The helipad will offer the freedom of exploring even the most secluded areas. With the helipad version aft, a 9-metre tender can be stored under the main deck behind the engine room together with a pair of jet skis, which are launched using a winged-shell door configuration.

Special attention has been given to additional storage, ease of provisioning, extra freezing spaces and cold garbage storage to offer trouble-free circumnavigation without the need to stop in unscheduled ports.

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On the Leisure concept the helipad is substituted by a 6-meter wide swimming pool and sunbeds creating an environment of ultimate peace and quiet. The 9-metre tender is cleverly placed in the lazarette and uses an overhead crane to deploy it easily over the side and into the sea.

For both the Luxury Explorer and Leisure design, the beach club area is astern, where guests can enjoy their food and drinks close to all the activities. The hydraulically operated bottom-hinged transom door creates an extended area for the beach club.

The main difference in the interior layout of the Luxury Explorer and Leisure is the location of the 10-person inside and outside dining areas. On the Leisure version, the interior dining table is situated on the main deck, with entry through convex shaped sliding doors, while the alfresco dining area is situated one deck above near the wheelhouse.

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On the Luxury Explorer version there are two interior dining tables, each seating 10 people. The reason for having two inside dining tables is to be able to dine on the sun deck, with its 360-degree view, in an enclosed area, which can then be converted to an alfresco area, at the touch of a button operating sliding doors, during voyages in warmer climes. The other dining table is situated on the wheelhouse deck.

Both of Hot lab’s layouts feature four large cabins in the central part of the lower deck with en-suite bathrooms, perfect for the charter market. There are four double cabins for the crew, a big crew mess and a laundry, all situated in the forward part of the lower deck. A dedicated staircase to the fully equipped galley on the main deck connects with the crew area. There is a spacious lobby on the starboard side in the middle of the main deck. Forward of this is the huge master cabin with its folding balcony, a lounge area, a big vanity and a king-sized bed. The bathroom is located even further forward.

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Layout of the upper deck is identical for both versions. Behind the wheelhouse is the captain’s cabin with a day-head and a sky lounge with two sofas. The Luxury Explorer’s sun deck is more formal with its large table for interior/alfresco dining. The Leisure version’s sundeck is conceived for greater relaxation with a Jacuzzi up front, comfortable loose furniture in the middle and sunbeds at the back.

The interior styles and décor are customizable to clients’ tastes and can be created by Hot Lab on demand.

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The yacht's muscled hull is designed to ‘ice class standards’ to handle the harshest of marine environments. The propulsion system, hull design and interior layout have been conceived to give the owner the best possible cruising range and sea keeping capabilities. RMK Marine will provide for two propulsion options: a hybrid diesel/electric system or a diesel-only option for longer voyages, such as transatlantic or transpacific crossings.