The Dauntless line of Explorer Yachts are based on the proven high efficiency full displacement hull form created by Overing Yacht Design a recognized leader in this type of hull. The hull form allows the Dauntless line to cruise using very small amounts of fuel and increased speeds for a given RPM. This greatly reduces the overall operating cost of the vessel.
The design was created for worldwide travel and cruising in remote areas with little or no shore support for long periods of time.
The large volume created by the Overing design gives it the room to carry all of the equipment and supplies needed for world cruising.
The volume also allows all of the DAUNTLESS line of yachts to have a very unique feature. They have a full height deck forward below the normal lower accommodations deck. This area is accessed via a door and stairs. This deck contains a nice laundry area, extra refrigerators and freezers and a lot of dry good storage.
Forward of the storage area is a pump room with the fresh water pumps, two water makers, water heaters and water filters. Note there is a third water heater for the crew area.
The exceptional flybridge layout not only has comfortable seating and all of the amenities you would expect but she also carries a larger then normal tender for a vessel of her size.
When compared against other vessels in their size range the Dauntless stands out as a serious cruising yacht with exceptional features that few can match.
Starting on the aft deck there is a comfortable settee with seating for 8 to 10 people, on the
forward bulkhead is a wet bar with sink, fridge and ice maker. On the stbd side there is access
via a ladder to the aft crew area that also acts as the engine room emergency escape.
On the port and stbd stern corners are raised areas with the warping windlass and bollards
Having the area raised makes it much easier to work the lines.
To port are comfortable stairs leading to the boat deck. To port aft there are stairs to the swim
platform and to stbd aft is the passerelle. Off the swim platform is an over sized door into the
crew area and engine room. Both this door and the engine room door are sized so all equipment
may be removed through them
The lazarrete holds a comfortable crews quarters for two with ensuite head with separate shower
on the port side, to stbd are large storage cabinets above and below, a center island with counter
and chairs, an oversized stainless sink and additional storage. There is an extra freezer against
the forward bulkhead. The whole Lazarrete is air conditioned.
Forward is the main salon. This si where you first become fully aware of how the large 20.5'
molded beam impacts the boat. The lounging area in the main salon can easily accommodate
8 guests on the 8'4" couch and smaller 5'2" couch and two comfortable arm chairs
Separating the loung area from the dining area is a buffet with pop up TV and storage.
Next to port is the dining area with extensive storage and a table for 8 persons. Across from
the dining table is a large buffet and wine cooler.
Next forward are stairs leading up or down, the stairs up lead to a spacious open and well
equipped galley that is partly open to the wheelhouse.
The wheelhouse includes a full helm, helm chair, raised settee with table, day head, stairs up
to the fly bridge and stairs leading down to the forward queen guest cabin with ensuite head.
The pilothouse windows have a defogger system and there are 5 window wipers.
The stairs down lead to the master stateroom and two other guest cabins
This is also where the door and stairs to the forward storage/laundry and pump room are located
The master stateroom is located aft and amidships in the most comfortable section of the vessel.
Here again you get the full effect of the large beam. This is a king size bed, with draws under
a settee to stbd, extensive draws to port. On the forward bulkhead is an over sized hanging
locker and to stbd a TV entertainment center.
Aft separating the main part of the stateroom from the engine room bulkhead is a his and hers
head with over sized central shower.
Forward of the master are two guest staterooms, to port is a fixed queen with draws under,
an ensuite head with shower, hanging locker, drawers and TV