Motor Yachts with a raised pilothouse:
What is the benefit of a raised pilothouse (RPH)? The main benefits of an RPH are that it gives better visibility for a helmsman and frees space on the main deck (below the wheelhouse). With this configuration, a wheelhouse is placed half deck above the main deck, so that the space on the main deck can be used for a master cabin. Many owners want their suite to have 180 degrees view out of it to enjoy the surroundings. Usually, you can find the raised pilothouse on yachts larger than 24 metres and smaller than 40 m. The majority of the yacht builders in the 24m to 40m range, including Riva, Custom Line, Sanlorenzo, Azimut, Benetti, Ferretti, Horizon and Ocean Alexander have raised pilothouse models, many of which present similar profiles. The raised pilothouse is accessed by steps from the main deck and from the RPH you can go all the way up to the flybridge. Most wheelhouses have settees in case an owner or his guest wants to join helmsman there.
Browse through our selection of yachts with Raised Pilot House organized by builder, length and build year.
Explorer motor yachts or expedition yachts:
So why these boats are called explorers? A modern expression explorer yacht means that your boat can reach even the remotest destination as normally expedition boat has a sturdy construction and an extended range, the autonomy is more than 8,000 nautical miles. Expedition boats vary in length, the smallest is 17m while the largest is 107m.
Being a tough boat an explorer has a strong full displacement steel hull, reinforced to withstand the roughest weather and also ice. Big waves and strong winds are a natural environment for an explorer; your expedition boat continues to go even when waves are 10 ft and higher and wind is 50 mph while most of the luxury yachts will run for cover. Most often than not an explorer yacht will feature over-engineered hydraulic and steering systems, heavy-duty main engines able to clock many hours between scheduled maintenance.
The trend to build explorers become so popular that even the builders which do not have an explorer in their portfolio in the past joined the game. The popularity of expedition styled yachts created even a sub-niche of common luxury yachts pretend to be explorers (pseudo-explorers). As for true explorers, the recent years have seen a born of a new breed: sport fisherman/explorer crossover yacht.
Please see the best selection of explorers brought to you by Romeo United Yachts team.
Flybridge Motor yacht got its name for the reason that it has a 'Flying Bridge', or another deck placed higher than the main deck.
Usually, a flybridge has an additional helm station additionally to the lower helm located on the main deck. Flybridge has ample seating area making a place which is used even more often than a saloon on the main deck. Many flybridges have a wet bar, lounge area, ice boxes, grilles, outdoor television, stereo systems and to the latest fashion-jacuzzi or a whirlpool. The owners of flybridge motor yachts often prefer the gym equipment to stay there as well, which adds fresh air to the working out routine. The length of a flybridge motor yacht is from 14 meters up to 30 meters. Almost all major boat builders have few flybridge yachts in their portfolio.
Search our comprehensive collection of motor yachts with a flybridge and do not hesitate to get in touch with Romeo United Yachts specialist for more information on any boat you are interested in.
Yacht support vessels:
Support vessel is a relatively new sort of motor vessel. Designed to carry all the toys, using a support vessel allows the owner to take a helicopter, a submarine, jet skis and tenders to any destination the mothership yacht goes. Nowadays, water toys tend to take a lot of space and going with a yacht support vessel is a great solution.
The benefits of having a yacht support vessel alongside the main ship are many:
Pricewise, yacht support costs usually much less than a luxury yacht of the same size as the vessels of this type do not need a luxury outfit the same as a luxury yacht. All the above can explain why yacht support ships have become a logical choice for many luxury yacht owners.
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Romeo United Yachts display the selection of tri-deck motor yachts:
Tri-deck motor yachts are a conventional type of yacht. What makes a motor yacht a tri-deck?
Usually, motor yachts that get two additional decks above the main deck are referred to as a ‘Tri-deck’. Those two decks are named an upper deck and a sundeck. Technically speaking, a tri-deck motor yacht has not three but four decks, with a lower deck right beneath the main deck. The main reason that big boats, usually above 27m and longer, carry these two decks above the main deck is an additional space for relaxation and entertainment. In this configuration, the wheelhouse takes place towards the bow of the upper deck. A sky lounge, also referred to as an upper saloon, to the aft of the wheelhouse. The aft section of the upper deck is an open area for relaxation with access to the sundeck. The main deck usually spots a cockpit in the aft, lobby, main dining area and main saloon. Owners suite is on there also, usually to the bow section of the main deck.
Tri deck superyacht provides a lot of space for the owners and guests both outdoor and in protected areas.
All major superyacht builders, Amels/Damen, Baglietto, Benetti, Ferretti Custom Line, International Shipyard Ancona, Heesen, Mangusta, Princess, Sanlorenzo, Sunseeker, Tankoa, to name a few, have tri-deck superyachts in their portfolios.
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