Born from the collaboration of H3O with designer and navigator Pierpaolo Ballerini, this sailing yacht was developed to travel long distances in total independence. The hull is designed for experienced users with great sailing capabilities. The Explorer 46 is the result of extensive research in all aspects of a sailing yacht (hull, deck, rigging, and interior) in order to successfully combine the historical idea of sailing without limits with new technologies and advanced materials.
The hull design is based on two fundamental principles: to maintain a consistence cruising speed and, a smooth and comfortable journey in any weather condition. This yacht was not conceived for extreme performance but was made to provide the owner with the ability to sail in all weather conditions while still maintaining a certain standard of comfort. In line with this objective, rigging and deck were designed to have a consistent level of performance especially the Code 0, Staysail and self-tacking Jib. Thus, allowing all the sails to be prompt and ready to sail in all conditions.
The Explorer 46 features a canting keel, twin helm stations, a well-protected and deep cockpit and an original asymmetric design. A fifth winch is present in a central position allowing the helmsman to assist in the sailing manoeuvres. The presence of the roll-bar allows the cockpit to be free from the mainsheet and thus removing the need for a Track.
INTERIOR LAYOUT: Two options are provided, with either two or three cabins with two bathrooms. The master cabin is located at the bow a third cabin is located in the aft, on the starboard side, with the ability to accommodate two bunk beds. All'armatoriale a V di prua si aggiungno una seconda doppia a poppa ed un eventuale terza cabina a letti sovrapposti lungo la murata di dritta. The galley, which is U-Shaped, is also located at the bow, just aft of the master cabin. Additionally, one of the exceptional feature of the Explorer 46 is the full pilot-house which has a 360° view of the horizon (including towards the aft). The driving position also includes a second lever for the engine and an auto-pilot mode in order to navigate the yacht to safe waters in all weather conditions.
Technical Specifications: LOA: 13.99m; Max Beam: 4.5m; Lightship Displacement: 11.5t.