During the Australian Superyacht Rendevous, native design company The Yacht Professionals unveiled their latest expedition yacht concept, Project E39. Developed for extended cruising in some of the world’s most remote destinations, this 39.5 metre design features a shallow draught and a vertical bow to maximise interior volume.

The sharp profile and clean lines blend seamlessly into a curvaceous transom, which allows for extended al fresco seating areas on all three decks. The aft section creates a large swim platform beside the water, while the main deck aft layout provides a casual alfresco dining area to seat all ten guests at a raised table and incorporating the stern-side sofa. The upper deck also integrates seating along the stern and a more formal alfresco dining area for shaded meals as a group and convenient access to the sky lounge.

Inside, there are five en-suite staterooms to accommodate ten guests, including a full-beam main deck Master suite and four further guest cabins on the lower deck. For long expeditions away from ports, there is an extensive storage area on board. Accommodation is for up to ten guests split between five staterooms, including a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck and four further guest cabins on the lower deck.

To further enhance her long-range cruising credentials, Project E39 has been designed with deep provisioning stores to prepare for extended spells at sea. Full details of the engine installation have yet to be disclosed.


In a statement, the studio concluded: “Project E39 was created to present a very efficient, practical and usable yacht with an emphasis on the guest experience, by providing a vessel which will exceed the limitation of others and go further than currently thought possible in yacht of this size.”