Thor Explore is a 100-metre exploration motoryacht that 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. Discover more about this project through our detailed video.
Gresham Yacht Design & Superyacht -THOR EXPLORE
Thor Explore is, first and foremost, an explorer yacht, she should see a 7,000-nautical-mile range. Similarly, she has an ice-classed hull and complies with SOLAS regulations, carrying up to 36 guests. On a related note, Thor Explore draws some inspiration from OceanXplorer, a conversion project featuring styling and interior design by the studio. Whether a client wishes to conduct ocean research the way the owners of OceanXplorer will or pursue purely personal voyages of curiosity, the yacht additionally has a certified helideck and heli hangar.
Making the journey all the more enjoyable, Thor Explore has strikingly large, nautilus-like ports to each side. They’re two decks high, too, bringing Arctic and tropic vistas into better view. Speaking of views, the floor between the two decks is glass, with purposely exposed structural beams for aesthetic effect. This lends an enormous amount of light in and appreciation of the surroundings. Even with the glass capable of turning opaque, it still brightens the ambience of the sunken seating area or “mission control” space, for planning the day’s adventures.
Of course, since Thor Explore is a proper yacht, she can carry a mini armada of watertoys. Possibilities include a 41-foot (21.5-meter) custom tender, a hydrofoiling speedboat, plenty of PWCs, and a personal submarine. Request a dedicated dive boat, too, since the megayacht has space reserved as a dive center. Regardless,