At the heart of the 40 is Technohull’s patented Dynastream hull, which took a dedicated in-house team of naval architects five years to develop. The design employs five distinct steps that channel in air and provide lift and stability at all speeds. Variable stepped hulls are not new, but the hyper-ventilated Dynastream is 10-15 per cent more efficient than its previous hull shape, which was already a class-leader.
Through a rigorous process of CFD simulation, scale and full-sized tank testing, and the expertise of Davidson Stephens Laboratory in the United States, the hull can plane at just 14mph.
What’s more, the super deep-V form gives the Explorer 40 true offshore capabilities. It deflects spray in even a heavy seaway and makes light of tough conditions. It has always been Technohull’s goal to deliver safety and ease of handling at any speed. That’s why the Explorer 40 makes a perfect cruising platform for families.
Preliminary modelling suggests that the boat will be capable of 70mph-plus, courtesy of a range of inboard and outboard propulsion options. The boat will be introduced to the market with twin 350hp outboards, however, inboard-wise, two Volvo V6-440 can be specced. Peak performance is available from a pair of Seven 627 motors, packing a massive 1,250hp in total.
But don’t be fooled by the 70mph top speed though, as the Explorer 40 is every inch a cruiser. Her hull guarantees a dry, smooth ride, and it is so efficient that the Explorer 40 enjoys a range of 250 nm-plus from the 750-litre fuel tank. Lunch in St Tropez, dinner in Monaco? No problem!
Technohull has also worked hard to introduce spacious decks with distinct areas for different moments of the day. At the bow is a large sunpad and a deep, comfy seat, making this the best spot on board to relax in the sun. The helm is well protected and offers two sports seats for the driver and a guest. Choose from further seating aft or a single, vast sunbed. Other options include a hard top for ultimate protection or a soft bimini.
Technohull’s designers have created a cabin below deck featuring a day heads and a double bed. This carefully arranged accommodation offers real comfort for day cruising and longer passages. Refreshment comes as standard, with a wet bar, fridge and espresso machine, as well as top-quality Fusion Apollo entertainment system with JL Audio speakers
As with any Technohull model, most client wishes can be accommodated. Change the deck layout, specify your choice of hull colour or upholstery, or style the boat to match the mothership. The Explorer 40 would make an ideal chase boat for a superyacht. Not only can it follow you through all conditions with ease, but the full tube fender makes docking a stress-free experience.
It all adds up to hugely versatile sport cruiser with huge appeal across the boating spectrum. Its stability, speed and comfort will speak for themselves.
|Explorer 40 specs|
|Max engines||2x627hp outboard|