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Vandal 46 Explorer - An adventurous explorer with a central foil for reduced fuel consumption

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The aluminum hulls are protected by impressive thick scantlings, and the welded parts throughout the deck are impressive. The 46 Explorer is fitted out in a somewhat rustic fashion, with a single, relatively spartan double cabin. However, a number of customization options, such as the fabric enclosure for the flybridge enhance the level of comfort.

According to the manufacturer, at 20 knots, fuel consumption is reduced by 30%, giving a range of over 200 miles. It’s worth noting that despite the foiling design, the Vandal is still perfectly capable of taking the ground – you’re either an explorer or you’re not... A second 60-foot (18 m) model is currently under study.

Full test of the Vandal 46 Explorer to appear in a forthcoming issue.

Builder: Vandal Marine
Architect: Jutson Marine Design
Length overall: 46’ (14 m)
Waterline length: 39’ (12 m)
Beam: 14’ (4.4 m)
Draft: 2’6” (0.8 m)
Light displacement: 26,015 lbs (11.8 t)
Powertrain: 2 x 425 HP Yamaha XTO
Cruising speed: 20/28 knots
Max speed: 40 knots
Fuel: 333 US gal (1,260 l)
Water: 79 US gal (300 l)


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