The German yard has announced that it will be launching the 24M Drettmann Explorer Yacht at next month’s Boot Dusseldorf boat show

The 2016 Boot Dusseldorf boat show will see plenty of product launches, but few will be as imposing or eye-catching as the new Drettmann Explorer Yacht.

This 24m displacement cruiser is due to make its debut on January 23 at the Messe Dusseldorf exhibition centre.

Arguably the most remarkable feature is the engine set-up, which Drettmann describes as a diesel-electric pod drive.

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Co-founder Claudia Drettmann said of the new system: “It is based on tried-and-tested technology, but this is the first time that it has been used in a yacht of this class anywhere in the world.”

This should make for a more comfortable and economical ride, she claims, as well as freeing up more space for on-board features, such as a beach club area with sauna and lounge.

Founded in Bremen in 1970, Drettmann has gone on to launch more than 10,000 vessels, and its current model line-up ranges from 20m to 45m.

Albert Drettmann adds: “We have a sufficient basis for comparison to say that our new yachts are state-of-the-art today and will be the classics of tomorrow.”

To see more renderings of the Drettmann Explorer Yacht ahead of its Dusseldorf debut, click on the slideshow above.

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