Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven and The A group developed a 115 metre explorer concept. The extraordinary APEX has a range of 9000 miles, carries two 20 metre tenders and a helicopter in its own hangar.
APEX is a 115-metre long and 18.50-metre wide full custom yacht with a volume of around 8000 gross tons. The robust exterior of the explorer was developed by The A Group from Monaco, the naval architecture comes from Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven, where APEX will also be built. The concept behind this extraordinary yacht is called "without limits". No area is too remote or too rough for APEX not to reach.
André Stegmann, Senior Project Manager at Lloyd Werft, comments: “APEX meets the demand of today's customers for stable, spacious and at the same time extremely robust yachts par excellence: the bow, which is almost four decks high, can cope with the heaviest weather and is also ice-going.” Up to 22 guests and 48 crew members travel on board and could cruise up to 9000 nautical miles non-stop at 16 knots.
The exterior of APEX explains Matt Pegrum, Yachting Director at The A group, as follows: “It is characterized by large open spaces, especially at the stern. Standout features are two extra large and 20 metre long tenders parked to the side of the superstructure and launched via cranes and the infinity pool that forms the transition from the helipad to the party deck.” Even the side walls of the 12-metre pool are glazed and extend over the height of nearly an entire deck. Contrary to the rather open stern view, APEX gets a massive bow giving the explorer a powerful identity as well as a "ship-like" character and ensuring APEX safely reaches her destination even in very rough conditions on open sea. The yacht's exterior look is also defined by large window areas consisting of the largest panes ever used on a yacht.
Behind the glazing, APEX's superstructures provide 2400 square metres of luxurious living space for owners and guests. The interior design will be completely customized to the owner’s requests.
The A group developed an extremely progressive and unparalleled general arrangement for APEX that already amazes in the aft section. Beneath the fully certified helipad APEX shows a dedicated hangar for the helicopter to safely carry it even in adverse conditions. Also aft and at waterline level you will find the spa area including gym and massage room; a multifunctional room a bit further in front can be used as an infirmary. Guests sleep on the main or upper deck, with two of the four VIP suites each sharing a private saloon. The owner uses his own deck with dressing rooms, bathrooms, an office and a lounge, from which he has direct access to the party area and the infinity pool at the stern. Very remarkable are the two salons of APEX. On the upper deck, it has a spacious dining table for up to 26 guests. On the main deck, there is a cinema/conference room to port and an entertainment area to starboard with various game tables, including one for pool or snooker.