The Explorer 760 is the latest addition to the Matrix Yachts range. It is an offshoot of the highly successful Silhouette 760 and is intended to cater to the adventurous sailor who wants to explore exotic locations in the comfort and luxury of space that large sailing catamarans provide. The yachts main living and entertainment area is a modern minimalistic open plan layout. The finishes in the Explorer have been carefully chosen to minimize weight and the upkeep of the yacht. The reduced weight increases the already spectacular performance of its 76ft hulls plus it reduces the size of the engines needed. In most conditions two hundred mile plus daily runs on passages will be able to be achieved with ease. With the recommended Yanmar 100 HP engines the yacht will have a range in excess of 2,000 nm under power. Once again Matrix Yachts have used their trademark intelligent use of space to provide spectacular en-suite cabins for 10 or 12 guests plus 4 crew. The luxury of space will be felt throughout the yacht. An enviable feature of the yacht is that its Queen sized beds are able to be parted to become two single beds so as to best cater for the guest needs of the time. To enable the crew to provide the level of service expected on a yacht of this stature a large well equipped galley has been positioned on the bridge deck level. It has ample refrigeration, plenty of work space and lots of storage cupboards, allowing for the crew to cater to the guests every need. The spacious salon is tastefully appointed with a large lounge area that has 360 views of the surroundings. The yacht has two generously appointed crew cabins that are located in the forward section of the hulls. Both have en-suite bathrooms and ample storage. The laundry and store room, which is accessed through the Captain’s cabin, is fitted with commercial grade laundry equipment. This reduces the dependency of the yacht on shore side services and increases the onboard facilities available to the guests. In keeping with the Matrix Yachts way of thinking and their simplistic designs, a large open fly bridge has been incorporated where all sailing operations are performed from a central point. This reduces the number of crew needed to sail the yacht and increases safety to everybody onboard. Hull # 1 of this new range is well underway and is expected to be launched in November 2013. The normal build time for an Explorer is about 14 months.