Heesen and Winch Design teamed up to create Xventure —a new type of explorer yacht conceived to take adventurous owners off the beaten path in rugged but luxurious style and comfort and high-efficiency thanks to FDHF hull design.


She will be built to the highest Lloyds Classification and safety standards. Ideal for extended offshore passages, she offers a remarkable cruising range of 5,000 miles (with even longer range as an optional extra). She can reach remote bays and creeks and remain on station longer than most other yachts.

In addition to being able to accommodate rough waters Xventure pays respect to the oceans and the environment. The optional hybrid propulsion system delivers reduced fuel consumption and exceptionally low noise and vibration levels. She also conforms to the latest Tier III exhaust and pollution emission regulations to reduce her footprint, while her FDHF hull makes her highly efficient.


At 187-feet (57 meters) in length, Xventure offers an unusually high interior volume of approximately 1,280GT. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows afford views out to sea from the main deck guest suites and Owner’s full-beam apartment, as well as the upper deck saloon. A glass-ceilinged winter garden on the observation deck provides expansive vistas from every angle with a swimming pool forward.


One of Xventure’s key design features is the access that she provides to various transport modes for a variety of expeditions, whether it be a helicopter, large tender, jet skis or submarine if the owner chooses. A double-height tender garage accommodates a 37-foot (11.4 meter) Intrepid 375 Sports fishing boat portside, with a second 28-foot (8.6 meter) Beachlander in a side garage. These are unusually large tenders designed to allow guests to move to and from shore in great comfort and variable weather conditions. They are also ideal for carrying extensive gear required for local expeditions. Personal watercraft, scuba diving equipment storage, a 15-foot (4.5 meter) crew tender and storage for fishing equipment and small toys are neatly accommodated, as is the option to carry an Airbus H135 helicopter to visit remote areas for heli-skiing or heli-fishing.




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