The Rimor X Is Part Explorer, Part Luxury Gigayacht With Its Own Mermaid Lounge

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A new segment of high-end sea traveler has emerged: the kind that wants to go off the grid and to remote locations, without having to sacrifice any of the luxury amenities usually encountered on a megayacht. British design studio Sturge Design suggests a new type of vessel to cater to this emerging segment.
It does so with The Rimor X concept: part explorer, part luxury gigayacht, all awesomeness. The Rimor X combines the long range and the performance of an explorer, without sacrificing anything from the aesthetics of a gigayacht in the process. It’s a beautiful and bold 315 feet (96-meter) vessel that can literally go where no other has gone before.

And it does so in great style.

To develop it, Sturge Design has partnered with Pelorus, a team of experiential travel and yacht expedition specialists who serve as technical advisors. The result is The Rimor X, a superb, ultra-luxury vessel that comes with unfettered access to the most remote locations in the world and the capacity to carry all equipment and toys needed to explore them. How is that for not having to compromise anything for a unique experience?

The Rimor X comes with accommodation for 14 guests in seven staterooms, including four double suites, two VIP apartments and the owner’s suite on the dedicated deck. It includes luxury amenities like a touch-and-go helipad, a fully-stocked gym, a spa and relaxation area, beach club, 32-feet (10-meter) pool with its own closed wooden cabin, jacuzzi, fire pits and a “mud” room that would ensure a smooth, clean transition onto the yacht after a trek in the jungle.

The Rimor X concept, an explorer luxury gigayacht
Photo: Sturge Design
The pool cabin sits underneath the helipad, which can open up at the touch of a button and offer guests the chance to top up their tans or enjoy al fresco dinners and conversations.

The Rimor X is packed with equipment and toys, as befits a proper explorer. In addition to the usual water toys, like jet skis, inflatables and submersibles, it would also provide housing for snowmobiles and similar equipment necessary for exploring faraway destinations. It would be the embodiment of the “go anywhere”-capable vessel.

However, perhaps the most impressive highlight of this explorer-gigayacht is the dedicated observation areas. In a bid to blur the lines between the outside and the luxurious interiors, designers have fitted The Rimor X with a full-width observation lounge that runs across the bow and something they call the Mermaid Lounge. The latter is a vast living room with a 21-ft. (6.4-meter)-high glass window, half submerged in water for a better view of marine life.

As Pelorus founder Jimmy Carroll explains in a statement to The Robb Report, not everyone is into riding the waves or hitting the road at high speed, so these people must get their kicks someplace else. “Not all of the yacht’s guests might be extreme adventurers. Some like small children or more elderly grandparents, can’t swim, snorkel or dive. This is a way for everyone to enjoy the water.”

The Rimor X concept, an explorer luxury gigayacht
Photo: Sturge Design
Carroll says that The Rimor X includes expansive glazing throughout on purpose, not just in this Mermaid Lounge, because “what’s the point of an expedition in beautiful places where you stare out through tiny windows.” Indeed.

Project leader Toby Sturge tells the same media outlet this new breed of vessel would appeal to the younger generation of adventurer, the kind that has enough money to travel the world in luxury but still feels the need to connect to nature. “We see boats getting bigger, and with that has come a sense of detachment from the water. We wanted to bring that back,” he explains.

There’s no word if there are any current plans to build The Rimor X, but when it does get picked up for construction, it would come with a gross tonnage of 4,000 spread over five decks, a top speed of 17 knots and an impressive range of 10,000 nautical miles.
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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