I am referring to that most expedition yachts are elegantly "styled" if not modeled after heavy displacement or work boat designs... for example the motor yacht "MY Issue" now "Beluga" but that might not be best for the use intended. Moonen 114 Explorer My Issue - YouTube Endeavor was the 18th Century archetype of an explorer yacht. But most yacht based "exploring" does not take place in the middle of the ocean... it takes place close to shore. Maybe the passages to the areas to be explored are across the ocean but the real enjoyment and object of the exploring adventure in yachting is near land. The equates with shallow draft and ability to get in close to the places visited. Therefore, perhaps the Seafaris yacht type yacht might be more practical but not meet the fairytale expectations of a conventionally styled and conceived explorer yacht. It is a shallow draft stable platform for exploring... and I expect would do just fine in passage between sites. So my ideas on the explorer concept are evolving. Through one must give credit to Mr Van der Velden for a very attractive yacht styled in the traditional and accepted explorer model.