That was the brief Kroes & Poortinga used as a starting point for their design for the new Royal Denship 137’ Expedition which went in build at the end of last December. The 42-metre is clothed in retro military lines and, according to the designers, is a perfect example of form following function.
The four-decker puts the owner’s suite on the foredeck in addition to three two-berth guest cabins and four for the crew. The new 137’ will have a 4,000-mile range at 11 knots but can hit 14. Guests will have seven 7-metre inflatables and a 4.5-metre tender at their disposal too.