Conrad Shipyard and Frank Neubelt unveil new 43m pocket explorer superyacht

Polish yard Conrad Shipyard has partnered with naval architect and yacht designer Frank Neubelt to design a 43-metre (141-foot) pocket explorer superyacht, named The Tug. 

Built to a steel hull and aluminium composite superstructure, the new build features an exterior design and naval architecture by Frank Neubelt Yacht Design (FNYD), along with the company’s extension German Yacht Couture.

Neubelt, who previously designed 115-metre (377-foot) Luna – the third largest explorer in the world – described The Tug as “a tough, safe, reliable and cost effective mid-sized explorer yacht”.

The 43m vessel will be available in three differing designs; Cruiser, Voyager and Explorer.

The Cruiser will feature an open aft deck to allow for maximum tender storage and enough space to store sailing yachts up to 9 metres (30 feet).

The Voyager will come equipped with an additional platform connected to the aft bridge deck, designed to be used as either a lounging deck or “party zone”.

The Explorer features the same additional platform as the Voyager, which has been extended to allow for a helipad. Further storage space sits beneath the platform to accommodate a spread of different toys, tenders and vehicles.

According to Neubelt, The Tug features “masculine” exterior design and has been inspired by “the strong appearance of commercial tugs”.

The Explorer superyacht will offer accommodation for up to 10 guests, including a private owner’s deck equipped with access to a private foredeck.

Four additional guest cabins sit on the lower deck, accommodating eight guests. A wheelhouse and interior lounge sit on the bridge deck aft while an exterior helm station is located on the foredeck.

“The Tug will definitely break certain misconceptions that I see on the market in regards to how an ocean worthy explorer vessel should be designed for maximum seaworthiness, comfort and most importantly safety in the most demanding weather conditions,” Neubelt added.

Power will come from a pair of Caterpillar C32 1319hp engines for a top speed of 15 knots, and a transatlantic range at 10 knots.

For more information, visit Conrad Shipyard. Follow Yachting Pages on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation.


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