Project Nautilus is the explorer with a difference presented at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show by Turquoise Yachts in conjunction with De Basto Designs.
Featuring De Basto Design craftsmanship on the exterior and interior, this explorer vessel is complete with five guest staterooms, a full-size movie theatre, swimming pool on aft main deck and full Beach Club on the Lower Deck aft.
Fully equipped for expeditions including long range, autonomy at sea, lifiting capabilties and extensive storage abilities, Project Nautilus is not an explorer yacht to look at. Above all else this is a luxury yacht; making maximum use of interior volume, with a functional layout and all the facilities and amenities of a much larger yacht, Project Nautilus is presented by the yard as a ‘new and different kind of explorer yacht’.
Project Nautilus is perhaps most notable for being fully equipped for explorer use, while remaining above all else a luxury vessel. Such separation is testified by design decisions such as locating the tender deck at the front of the superstructure, distinguishing between guest and service areas, or by DeBasto’s incorporation of cranes into the superstructure; ‘to avoid a cargo ship industrial look’.
The Owners’ stateroom positioning on the Upper Deck is another remarkable feature of Project Nautilus, projecting a glass shape over the bow, surrounded by two exterior terraces. This has the effect of giving spectacular 270-degree views of the horizon, visible even from the Owners’ bed.