HYS Philippines Prepares To Deliver 45m Explorer
Published: Wednesday, 27 May 2015
The 45-metre Cklass Nautique world explorer from HYS Philippines is completing sea trials and due to be handed over to the client this week, according to HYS Naval Architect Simon Jupe.
Formerly a Japanese government vessel, this project isn’t a mere conversion as the yachting industry commonly understands the term, it is more accurately described as a ‘Highbred’ yacht.” HYS’ Highbred construction model utilises a quality engineered and maintained hull and prime mover system as a build platform.
Everything else is all new – deckhouse construction, complete exterior /interior fit out, full hotel services and supporting equipment.
Primary vessel features include:
- 10,000nm range
- Owner's penthouse deck with fore/aft terraces including Jacuzzi, sun pads, bar & crow’s Nest.
- 4 guest cabins with en-suite.
- Helideck for a 2 tonne helicopter
- Protected boat deck with twin beam lifts for 2 x 7m tenders
- Foldout side terraces
- Elevator from Lower deck to Penthouse deck
- Zero-speed stabilisers
- Bow and stern thrusters
Before her retirement in early 2011, the Sakae Maru spent many years cruising the length and breadth of Japan as a government fisheries training vessel. She was later named Lucas.
Knowing that this sturdy, immaculately maintained vessel would be perfectly suited for a long-range luxury explorer conversion, HYS purchased her shortly after being released from government service.
After all fit-out and functionality requirements were hammered out with her new owner, the conversion process began in April of 2013.
The newly christened Cklass Nautique has a 45-square-metre owner's penthouse, 60sqm saloon, bar, formal dining and kitchenette area, 30sqm alfresco dining deck, a 70sqm helideck and outdoor entertainment platform, and an 80sqm tender deck which – when clear of tenders and other toys – doubles as a beach club lounge area with foldout water-level side terraces.