Classic Explorer – 160′ Motor Yacht

A large Classic Explorer Motor Yacht

This new 49m Classic Explorer motor yacht concept has been proudly unveiled by Rhoades Young Design. As with motor yacht Bystander, a previous Rhoades Young Design period-1920’s inspired yacht launched in 2006, the 49m Rhoades Young Explorer superyacht concept has been developed with meticulous attention to detail, combining the latest technology with unparalleled luxury. It takes inspiration from the heritage and legacy of classic workboats.

With a highly efficient sea-going hull this beautiful yacht is perfect for global adventures. Her strong and purposeful forward superstructure creates huge social areas aft, with space for two tenders up to 9 metres long. The luxurious guest area houses accommodation for up to 12 guests, whilst capacity for 12 crew members can be found on the lower deck.

The centrepiece of the guest accommodation aboard the 49m Rhoades Young superyacht concept is the feature quadruple-height staircase that punctuates the centre of the yacht. Lit from above through the exterior ‘funnel’, the staircase begins at the Bridge Deck which features a generous navigation area for planning the day’s adventures, whilst seclusion can be found on the spacious aft deck, perfect for a quiet moment reading a book on a steamer chair.

Leading down to the Upper Deck, this level is dominated by the spacious Owners Suite with a 180-degree view out, private study and enormous private deck featuring an inside / outside saloon, separated by large glass sliding doors which flood the saloon with natural light.

On the Main Deck there is a generous entrance foyer that leads to the large saloon and dining area, with aft doors leading onto a huge social deck that hides the large toy storage beneath. The VIP Suite also on this level has a central connecting lobby with a private convertible study and his and hers bathrooms. The large galley on this deck connects through to the pantry above via a dumbwaiter and keeps the crew circulation completely separate from the guests if required.



Boat Name Motor Yacht 160′ Classic Explorer
Type Explorer
Naval Architect Rhoades Young Design
Interior Designer Rhoades Young Design
Material Steel hull & aluminium superstrucures
Length Over All 49 m


  • Profile
  • Profile
  • Lower deck
  • Main deck
  • Upper deck
  • Bridge deck
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