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Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vessel

An exploration vessel created by British design studio Gresham Yacht Design, Thor Explore breaks from the norm by beginning the design process from the interior and working outwards.

The 100-metre motoryacht breaks from the norm by beginning the design process from the interior and working outwards. The internal spaces directly inform the exterior styling, which encompasses large nautilus windows. Organic shapes feature throughout the vessel and complement the prominent double-height windows in the grand saloon on the main deck.

Unlike other double-height spaces, Thor’s design makes the most of the available real estate by incorporating a floating glass floor supported by exposed structural beams. The result is a light and spacious saloon with superior views out to sea and a central lighting feature that draws the eye in. This upper level is the mission control centre where an owner and guests can plan their adventures as well as monitor the day’s activities as they unfold.

Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vessel

Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vesselUpper main saloon and command centreCourtesy of Gresham Yacht Design

In the centre of this space is a sunken seating area that floats between the decks. This main focal point of the deck features a futuristic skylight that sits directly above and carries the same visual language. To bring warmth and further intrigue to the double-height space, carefully executed lighting design brings the space to life.

Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vessel
Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vessel
Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vessel

Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vesselLower main saloonCourtesy of Gresham Yacht Design

When privacy is required, the glass floor can be turned opaque with the flick of a switch to visually separate the top level from the lower half of the main saloon. This area offers all the amenities and comfort one would expect with the inclusion of a lounge bed, bar and central seating area with additional seating provided to starboard.

Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vessel
Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vessel

Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vesselBeach ClubCourtesy of Gresham Yacht Design

Direct access to the beach club is provided via a captivating circular corridor with an aquarium either side as the owner and guests are greeted by aquatic life housed within a floor-to-ceiling cylindrical aquarium. This large beach club is positioned high above the waterline and includes fold down balconies, offering outstanding views and enhanced security. This space takes full advantage of the beam, as does the one-of-a-kind tender hangar that can be seen and accessed via a large bi-folding glass door.Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vesselTender HangarCourtesy of Gresham Yacht Design

The tender hangar is a large, futuristic space that has never been seen before on a superyacht and offers an owner the ability to carry any and all tenders and toys including a 12.5-metre custom tender, hydrofoil speedboat, submarine and a host of kite and wind surfing equipment, diving equipment, surf boards and Jetskis.

Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vessel

Thor Explore by Gresham Yacht Design, a luxurious exploration vesselTender HangarCourtesy of Gresham Yacht Design

Aft of Thor Explore is a fully certified CAP 437 helideck that includes a hangar for the safe stowage of the aircraft when underway. This additional feature makes it easier and safer to explore further when in remote locations such as the Antarctic or Arctic. Behind the masculine exterior that includes an Ice Class hull, is a high volume superyacht equipped with all the technology and hardware you would expect of a true explorer.

Thor Explore provides plenty of accommodation with the owner’s accommodation located forward on the upper deck and includes a his and hers bathroom, office and walk-in wardrobe. While guest suites are found on the lower deck and being a SOLAS crassified vessel, Thor Explore can carry up to 36 passengers.

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