The largest vessel in the Archipelago range was recently unveiled offering the ability to travel huge distances through all conditions. Named the Archipelago 80, the vessel was built upon an award-winning Chartwell Marine hull and is capable of up to 30 knots. The newest and most remarkable vessel redefines luxury exploration, offering versatility and performance for all boating adventurers. With a fuel capacity of up to 20,000 liters and a payload capacity of 16 tons (complemented by an optional Palfinger long-reach crane), the vessel has a max range of 5000-7000nm depending on the tank choice and can accommodate up to 12 people.

Archipelago 80 foot explorer Yacht

“The Archipelago 80 represents ultimate versatility in a sub-24m owner-operator platform, and the embodiment of our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences on the water,” said Dr. Stephen Weatherley, Founder of Archipelago. “The vessel was designed for a visionary owner who shares our passion for pushing the boundaries of boating. I am very excited to see this project come to life and welcome the customer onboard for some unforgettable journeys at sea.”

Archipelago 80 maintains all of the core Archipelago principles: safety, simplicity, space, speed, and last, but certainly not least, shallow draft operation. With a draft of only 1 meter, this critical element allows the vessel to be operated in shallow waters of up to 1 meter. Created to be a go-anywhere, do-anything vessel, it features diesel-electric propulsion as standard with 20kW solar paneling. Owners can also opt for various propulsion options including waterjets and variable pitch propellers, tailored to specific requirements

Archipelago 80 foot explorer Yacht

Inside, the Archipelago 80 presents a spacious, open-plan salon complete with a bar and day galley, affording guests panoramic views while unwinding or dining onboard. Along with a main galley and a combined laundry or workspace, accessible from either the living quarters or the cockpit, the wheelhouse serves as an adaptable living space, featuring a bar and entertaining area on its shaded balcony. Best of all, the vessel can be customized as Archipelago Yachts offers owners highly flexible design services to be able to personalize their vessel to their exact specifications. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, owners have a selection of high-quality interior finishes tailored to specific requirements.

The vessel offers the option of integrating a hot tub into its structure, along with the ability to deploy a paravane kite for decreased fuel consumption and redundancy. A Portuguese bridge provides additional security, while the boat’s significant roof area accommodates solar panels or extra storage facilitated by the knuckle boom crane.

Archipelago 80 foot explorer Yacht

This vessel offers unparalleled capabilities for exploration and adventure with a max range of 5000-7000nm. Owners can opt for a high-capacity helipad situated on the top deck to seamlessly blend the luxury of traveling between the sea and shore with style. The meticulously crafted cockpit boasts an expansive working area where the knuckle boom Palfinger crane and reinforced deck structure facilitate the transportation of a 20-foot ISO container, personal submersible, amphibious vehicle, or various heavy-duty equipment.

Further technical specifications are below

  • LOA – 24m
  • Beam – 11m
  • Top speed – 28 knots
  • Propulsion – 2 x e-Motion hybrid diesel-electric systems, featuring 1300hp MAN diesel and 250kW electric propulsors
  • Optional generator – 180kW
  • Installed electrical power – 150kWh of type-approved batteries