Super-yacht concept costing $12 million is capable of travelling around the world and has its own science labs, a submarine and even a helicopter

A $12 million superyacht capable of voyaging to the ends of the earth has been designed - complete with its own submarines, a 4x4 car, motorbikes, a helipad helicopter and even scientific laboratories.

With a top speed of 16.5 knots, the 'Esquel' is intended to be able to travel from the Arctic to Antarctic Oceans and offers its owner the chance to go exploring when they get there.

The laboratory capability is believed to be an optional extra and could be used to grow coral in a controlled environment to see how it is affected in different regions of the globe.

The extraordinary vessel was designed by 'Oceanco' in Alblasserdam, Netherlands.


Launch: Unveiled at the Dubai International Boat Show, Oceanco's newest project - the 105-meter (345ft) diesel-electric driven Esquel - has been conceived and designed to explore new territories


Power: With a top speed of 16.5 knots, it's intended to be able to travel from the Arctic to Antarctic Oceans in one journey


New generation: Esquel is equipped with a state-of –the-art sustainable compact diesel- electric architecture to allow autonomous operation throughout the world


Speed: With her strengthened hull and Polar classification, she has a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles and can reach a top speed of 16.5 knots

HOW BIG IS ESQUEL?

With her strengthened hull and Polar classification, she has a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles and can reach a top speed of 16.5 knots, plus: 

Length 105m / 345ft

Beam 17.5m / 57.4ft

Draft (full load) 4.3m / 14.1ft 

Gross Tonnage 5000GT

A spokeswoman for Oceanco said: 'A perfect blend between an expedition vessel and a sophisticated superyacht, Esquel offers the best of both worlds.

'Her expansive main deck measures 200 square meters has an aft deck glass superstructure with an enclosed pool and wellness area.

'This also offers plenty of space for accommodating locked containers of any sort, as well as additional tenders and off-road vehicles.

'For those interested in marine biology and ocean conservation, Esquel can become a platform for any number of scientific studies such as coral aquaculture -creating reef farms aboard to help restore our world's dying reefs.'

They add the super-yacht has a very flexible layout and can be adapted to house additional multi-purpose cabins, first response units, seminar areas, and research offices.

'We design everything for a reason-not just for the sake of designing. We believe that we must not only create for tomorrow, but also for the day after.'


Imposing presence: The super-yacht has a very flexible layout and can be adapted to house additional multi-purpose cabins, first response units, seminar areas, and research offices


The developers said: 'We design everything for a reason-not just for the sake of designing. We believe that we must not only create for tomorrow, but also for the day after'


Space: As well as a helipad, the ship has a 230 sq-meter garage for fast ribs, varietal tenders, watersports toys and diving gear

It is equipped with a state-of-the-art sustainable compact diesel-electric architecture to allow autonomous operation throughout the world.

With her strengthened hull and Polar classification, she has a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles and can reach a top speed of 16.5 knots.

'While the exterior of the expedition yacht is very masculine and modern, the interior is stylish and warm with comfortable furniture to create the feeling of a home away from home,' the spokesperson added.


Classy: The interior is stylish and warm with comfortable furniture to create the feeling of a home away from home


Sumptuous: London-based interior stylist Gina Brennan created the look and feel of the interior using an eclectic mix of antiques and artifacts collected on her travels


Group effort: Oceanco created Esquel in collaboration with Timur Bozca Design, Lateral Naval Architects and Engineering, and Pelorus—a leading experiential and yacht expedition travel company