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RIMOR-X: A Yacht for the Future Generation

As we look to the future, eager to pack our bags and plan bigger and more adventurous holidays than before, Pelorus Yacht Expeditions have been collaborating behind the scenes with London based studio Sturge Design to develop the new 96m explorer yacht concept, RIMOR-X.

RIMOR-X (rimor meaning “explorer” in Latin) owes its exterior styling to designer Ben Julian Toth, with the Pelorus Yacht Expeditions division acting as technical advisors for this visionary new superyacht concept. The design reflects the ever-increasing desire within the yacht travel sphere to go further and to reach parts of the world that few others have, in state-of-the-art luxury and with fit-for-purpose design features, equipment, and performance.

RIMOR-X visually unites the beauty and might of its natural environment with an unmistakable call towards fierce environments, new adventures, and bold expeditions for lasting memories…” says Toth, “and Pelorus has the knowledge and know-how in leading the adventurous experiences the clients are after.”

In a recent interview with Superyacht News, Toby Sturge commented that “While this project is currently a concept, there has been great thought and consideration put into the design. Many expedition projects to date have been relatively similar, not necessarily from an exterior design perspective, but more in terms of their lifestyle and usage. This is where Pelorus’ experience is invaluable because the team has seen, first hand, not only what is required in terms of technical spaces, but also how these types of clients like to spend their time when not hiking, skiing, trekking, and so on. The aim was to create intimate areas where owners, families, and guests were able to unwind and reflect on their experiences, but also to keep experiencing them.”

“This is where Pelorus’ experience is invaluable… the team has seen, first hand, not only what is required in terms of technical spaces, but also how these types of clients like to spend their time…”

Toby Sturge
Design Director of Sturge Design

On board this capacious 5-deck, 4000GT megayacht, up to 14 guests will be accommodated across seven staterooms, comprised of four double suites on the lower deck, two VIP apartments on the main deck, and a dedicated owner’s deck. Most notably, the RIMOR-X design includes a host of onboard amenities and spaces that will maximise adventure even in more harsh environments and that cater to the entire family. The ‘Mermaid Lounge’, a semi-submerged lounge with a 21-foot tall window, will allow a constant view into the underwater world, even for those such as small children or more elderly guests, where snorkelling or diving may not be an option.

Pelorus Co-Founder Jimmy Carroll explains that “We are designing an increasingly large number of multigenerational yacht trips. This provides a variety of interesting challenges in relation to accommodating every guest. When you have three or even four-family generations on board, it is sometimes impossible to have everyone doing the same activity. Where diving is concerned, the ‘Mermaid Lounge’ is an excellent way for everyone to stay engaged in the activity. Those on board can share in the spectacular diving experience with those who are actively taking part.”

Other significant features include a 10-meter main deck swimming pool with its own pool house come helipad, a bridge deck Jacuzzi with accompanying fire pits, a large gym, a spa, and a “mud” room for transitioning from a muddy mountain trek or an icy heli-skiing excursion to other areas of the yacht. RIMOR-X will also carry a vast array of specialist toys and equipment such as a submersible and snowmobiles.

Unlike many explorer vessels of this nature, RIMOR-X’s design does not seek to separate functional working spaces from her luxurious social areas. “The yacht has been designed for the adventurous areas of the vessel to flow into the luxury, without the two necessarily diluting one another,” says Sturge.

Inside, generous living spaces offer panoramic views and a connection with the outdoors regardless of the weather. Jimmy notes that “RIMOR-X has been carefully designed so as to avoid her spaces feeling disconnected from her surroundings. What’s the point of exploring in beautiful destinations when you have only tiny windows to gaze out of? It’s about gaining as much exposure to the world as possible.”

“If our industry is to attract new, younger owners and clients, then we have to improve the onboard experience to achieve this,” says Jimmy. “RIMOR-X is the perfect family yacht to escape from our fast-paced way of life, to bring privacy, space, time and adventure; her innovative layout and design will set the new standard for future generations.”