Luxury expedition yacht builder DAMEN introduces its updated SeaXplorer 75 design at the Monaco Yacht Show from 26 to 29 September. The SeaXplorer 75 provides the ultimate crossover of superyacht quality and finish with serious capability. A scale model at the AMELS and DAMEN stand demonstrates the standout design features that lead to the sale of the first two SeaXplorer projects.
Like each design in the SeaXplorer range, the SeaXplorer 75 benefits from DAMEN’s approach of upfront design and engineering to create an uncompromising technical platform that clients can fully customise to their requirements. It’s an approach that the market immediately responded to, making DAMEN SeaXplorer the established leader in luxury expedition yachting. The first two SeaXplorer projects sold are now under construction for delivery in 2020. The keel laying of a customised version of the SeaXplorer 75 took place in July.
“The SeaXplorer 75 is a yacht for all seasons for clients who want to make more use of their time to explore the world,” comments Rose Damen, Managing Director. “The combination of our AMELS luxury yachting knowhow with our Damen Shipyards Group experience delivering commercial vessels is really unique – and you can see that in the design. The SeaXplorer 75 offers serious global capability but with true superyacht refinement at home in any marina. We’ve also designed her to be customised to our client’s bespoke requirements.”
The six-deck expedition yacht, 76.9 metres in length (252 ft), offers luxury accommodation for 12 guests with an Owners Apartment, two VIP Suites and the SeaXplorer’s iconic bow point observation lounge and outdoor deck.
The large volume of 2,650 Gross Tonnage explains her impressive inventory of expedition equipment, including two helicopters with certified helideck and below-deck hangar, dive centre and two tender garages (fore and aft). The SeaXplorer can remain on station in remote areas for several weeks, with provisions, fuel, waste water holding tanks and garbage management for up to 40 days of full luxury service with no port calls.
The Ice Class and IMO Polar Code compliant design means her owner can safely enjoy the most spectacular Arctic and Antarctic landscapes and wildlife.
DAMEN developed the SeaXplorer range of five designs up to 100 metres (328 ft) with its design partners AMELS and Damen Research, as well as operational design input from EYOS Expeditions and exterior styling by Azure Yacht Design.
The DAMEN SeaXplorer range is designed, engineered and built in cooperation with the same team behind the DAMEN Yacht Support range and the AMELS Limited Editions range of superyachts. The three ranges make up the yachting division of the Damen Shipyards Group – a global family-owned enterprise with 34 shipyards around the world, 10,000 employees and more than 6,000 vessels delivered.