Hydro Tec and Kingship Collaborate on Explorer Yacht

Boasting an anticipated range of 7,000 nautical miles at an 11.5-knot cruise speed, the HT116 Explorer is one of the newest projects being promoted by Kingship Marine. With exterior styling and naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec, the 1...

26th August 2010.
By Diane Byrne

HT116 Explorer

Boasting an anticipated range of 7,000 nautical miles at an 11.5-knot cruise speed, the HT116 Explorer is one of the newest projects being promoted by Kingship Marine.

With exterior styling and naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec, the 116-foot (34.5-meter) megayacht will have a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. As the model name implies, she’s intended for long-range independence. Twin Caterpillar C18 ACERT diesels will help in that regard.

Inside, an elevator connects the four guest staterooms on the lower deck with the skylounge on the upper deck. The 27-foot (8.3-meter) beam is sure to be appreciated, whether the owner is relaxing in his main-deck suite or family are taking a dip in the Jacuzzi on the upper deck. Everyone can also enjoy an alfresco dining area on the uppermost deck, the sundeck, plus a solarium. No specifics have yet been released on the interior decor, as Kingship will develop that in-house with the eventual owner.

Hydro Tec has two more designs in the works with Kingship. One is a 148-footer, while the other is an 87-footer, with both being part of the Explorer series. Scale models of each, plus the HT116 Explorer, will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show.


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Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she contributes to Super Yacht World, Superyacht Business, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and a founding member of the U.S. Superyacht Association.
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