Vripack and RMK Marine created the 37m Explorer

The RMK 120 is the result of the sixth collaboration between Dutch company Vripack and Turkish shipyard RMK Marine, the steel-hull yacht is a testament to the robust heritage of both brands. Aimed at long distance and super efficient cruises, the RMK 120 delivers a powerful punch from its 120 foot platform.

Designed for an experienced boater with the cruising world in mind, the brief was clear; to capture expedition capability in a masculine trawler style yacht refined by feminine, family-oriented design.

Upper-rear deck

“The owners wanted their next boat to be big, but not so big that they couldn’t access beautiful harbors and bays. They were keen to design a pocket explorer. For them that meant everything you typically get in a 50m 500 GT boat, including proper tender load capacity when cruising in different regions, ”says Bart M. Bouwhuis, co-creative director of Vripack. .


A 55 square meters Dedicated tender deck has the capacity to carry two 7.5m tenders. A large lazarette offers additional storage space for water toys and semi-rigid. Aft of the deck is a large outdoor deck with an overhang to provide shelter in harsh climates. And a high bow, expert naval architecture and rugged seaworthiness are at the heart of the design.

Owner suite concept

A private upper deck with hot tub, wet bar and seating area offers views of the changing vistas. The main deck aft offers alfresco dining with aft-facing seating ideal en route.

Tall windows create a bright interior, even in areas with limited daylight. By shaping the luxury of a superyacht into a ship’s DNA, the RMK 120 offers low operating costs, greater accessibility in remote areas, all with a layout focused on life on board.

Main living room concept

“The explorers we build with the Vripack design have great stories to tell and have given birth to a group of happy and satisfied customers. Now with this new order we have the opportunity to recreate this line of ships for RMK Marine. RMK is a one-of-a-kind shipyard with accumulated experience with boats of different disciplines, hull materials and, of course, renovations of historic wooden boats in a wide variety of high-value vessels. We are now ready to reflect all this experience in this new range of explorers ”, explains Adnan Nefesoğlu, CEO of RMK Marine.

Vripack is a yacht design studio with a portfolio that represents over 7,400 designs, leveraging its extensive experience in naval architecture and engineering. From the moment they first opened in 1961, Studio Vripack’s approach to design has been governed by the playful interplay between form and function.

Credits: Vripack

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