When a client with vision unites a shipyard with strong build capability and a design studio with epic expedition heritage, the result is RMK 120 – Seven Seas. A pocket-sized explorer boat imagined on a grand scale. As the sixth collaboration between Dutch firm Vripack and Turkish shipyard RMK Marine, the steel-hulled yacht speaks to the robust legacy of both brands. Intended for long-range, super-efficient cruising, the RMK Seven Seas packs a mighty punch from its 120-foot platform.
Designed for an experienced yachtsman with world cruising in mind, the brief was clear; to capture expedition capability in a masculine trawler-style yacht refined by a feminine, family-focused design.
"The owners wanted their next boat to be big, but not so big that it couldn’t access beautiful ports and bays. They were keen to design a pocket explorer. For them, that meant everything that you typically have in a 50m 500 GT boat, including proper tender carrying capacity when cruising in different regions."
BART M. BOUWHUIS – CO-CREATIVE DIRECTOR
A 55sqm dedicated tender deck has the capacity to carry two 7.5m tenders. A significant lazarette provides further storage for water toys and RIBs. Aft of the bridge is a large exterior deck with an overhang to provide shelter in harsh climates. And a high bow, expert naval architecture, and tough seaworthiness are central to the design. True to form, Vripack’s considered exterior lines tick all the boxes without sacrificing interior space.
A private top deck with Jacuzzi, bar, and seating area affords views of the shifting vistas. The main deck aft offers al fresco dining with aft-facing seating ideal for when underway. High windows create a light-filled interior, even in regions where daylight is limited. By fashioning the luxuries of a superyacht into the DNA of a ship, RMK 120 delivers low operation costs, more accessibility in remote areas, and all with a layout driven by life on board.
“If you look at the exterior lines and proportions, the rhythms and angles, these are typical of the Vripack heritage explorer,” says Bouwhuis. “It gives a quiet, harmonious-looking profile that will be everlasting, without compromising on the internal layout. Like a Jaguar SUV, this boat will become an evergreen.”
“The explorers we build with the Vripack design have great stories to tell and have given rise to a cluster of happy and satisfied customers. Now, with this new order, we have the opportunity to recreate this line of vessels for RMK Marine".
ADNAN NEFESOGLU - CEO of RMK Marine
|Current name||RMK – Seven Seas|
|Type of vessel||Explorer|
|Classification||LR 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 LMC unrestricted navigation|
|Engine||C32 708 bKW|
|Speed (cruising/max)||10 / 14 kts|
|Fuel capacity||61 m3|
|Fresh water capacity||15,3 m3|
|Grey/black water capacity||11,2 m3|
|Owner & Guest||12 persons|
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