29 May 2019
Tony Castro Yacht Design was present at the first Explorer Yachts Summit 2019 at the glorious Monaco Yacht Club. Many topics were discussed about the design of such yachts. We discussed if a specific yacht was necessary and the general consensus was that it was not for the kind of explorations done by the vast majority of yachts. The conference also discussed whether the term "Explorer" is being over used by yacht builders trying to sell boats that are not always very suitable for these kind of trips. There seem to be many examples of this! Tony Castro's main interest is of course with his involvement with PELAGIC YACHTS ( www.pelagicyachts.com), which develops Expedition vessels to sail to high latitudes, both Custom Sail designs and lately the new Pelagic Power boat.