JFA Yachts reveals new 50m Aluminium Explorer project
Friday, September 17, 2021 2:30 PM
The renowned French shipbuilder announces the construction of a 50 m custom Explorer yacht. This project confirms once again JFA Yachts ‘ability to adapt to unique needs of demanding clients.
The naval architecture and exterior styling are entrusted to Humphreys Yacht Design, the world-renowned studio based in Lymington, UK. “The design has benefitted from a highly integrated approach to marry all the technical, functional and client specific requi¬rements and underpinned through a rigorous Naval architecture effort where intensive CFD work was ultimately validated by one of the most comprehensive model testing programs” Tom Humphreys explains.
This new motor yacht will have a light dis¬placement, stabilizer fins combined with a large gyro, capacity to carry sizeable tenders and multiples toys. The life inside will be open on the exterior with a lot of glass and large outside areas. Hybrid propulsion is a notable characteristic of this new yacht, whilst she is built for worldwide family cruises, no compromise have been made between high level of autonomy and sustainability.
The interior design comes from the drawing boards of m2 atelier, the international studio based in Milan founded by architects Marijana Radovic and Marco Bonneli.
A2B Marine Projects is heading up the client’s team and Christian Poorte, the client’s project manager remarks: “To work so closely with the client and unders¬tanding his wishes, the search for the right team and shipyard is a very important journey. Building a yacht is not simply asking for a building slot, but it requires a solid base for a multi-year collaboration on all levels within a shipyard organization. The special requirements and needs of a client to accommodate differ for every project.
It became clear for me that JFA Yachts could offer the dedicated approach and versatility that was required to build this unique vessel. The mixture of JFA’s DNA on aluminium, com¬posite, lightweight materials, together with the in-house production departments and the team’s passion for the sea made JFA the right fit.” He works with JFA Yachts project manager, Michel Siou.
The 50 m Aluminium Explorer is the first motor yacht in the JFA shipyard built with an aluminium hull and a superstructure partially in composite glass epoxy. The building of the hull is due to begin this autumn 2021 and construction is scheduled for completion in 2024.
“Since 1993, the expertise of JFA Yachts based on constructions or renova¬tions, all different from each other, allows us to go further. We see in this unique project both a great confidence and recognition of all these years of service to our clients”, says Frédéric Jaouen – CEO of JFA Yachts.
Length : 50 m – Beam : 9.1m – Draught : 2m
Material : Aluminum hull and composite superstructures – Propulsion : 2 x MTU + Hybrid system