BY APB Staff on 21 Nov 2018

Sanlorenzo’s Explorer range broadens its horizons with the new 500, built for an Asian owner seeking to sail around the world with a helicopter at hand.

When he specified that a touch-and-go helipad should be among the attributes of his new Sanlorenzo 500EXP, the young Asian businessman placing the order had little idea how it would revolutionise the way he used the yacht.

Up Up And Away 1

For not only is the owner of Ocean Dreamwalker III smitten with his new Italian-built explorer yacht and her Robinson 66 helicopter, but the chopper itself has become a permanent feature on board. And the owner is now learning how to fly it himself.

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To read all of this article, pick up a copy of the November/December 2018 issue of Asia-Pacific Boating magazine, or buy it online from Also available for download from the App Store and Google Play.