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Damen Yachting updates SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht

by Amels/Damen Yachting 9 Mar 05:45 PST

Following the first three sales from Damen Yachting's SeaXplorer range and 2020's milestone deliveries, Damen Yachting is proud to introduce a new look SeaXplorer 77 from its range of luxury expedition yachts.

The 76.9-metre SeaXplorer 77 (252 ft) is the first in an updated SeaXplorer line-up, the result of a comprehensive review by the in-house SeaXplorer design team together with exterior stylists Azure Yacht Design and operational design partners EYOS Expeditions.

A yacht for all seasons

"Most of all, with feedback from our amazing clients, SeaXplorers are right at the forefront of explorer yachting," says Enrique Tintore, SeaXplorer Design Manager at Damen Yachting.

The update's features include a multipurpose aft deck that can be modified for a wide variety of owner-specified requirements, for example deploying a seaplane or hangaring a large 7-person submarine. All SeaXplorers are now also offered with hybrid electrical drive propulsion (PTO/PTI configuration) and battery bank for highly efficient cruising.

The SeaXplorer 77 has an increased focus on exploration lifestyle features for tropical destinations including an Upper Deck swimming pool, indoor-outdoor spaces with pedigree finishes, and a huge party and DJ dance space for up to 150 guests.

"Visiting the polar regions once in their lifetimes is on nearly every SeaXplorer client's bucket list," Enrique says. "But so are many tropical areas where the operational challenges shouldn't be underestimated. It's about staying safe in isolation, but also about enjoying the yachting lifestyle to the maximum. In fact, you don't need to go very far from the major superyacht hubs before the benefits of an explorer yacht become clear. That's the philosophy that our line-up reflects."

Proven engineering

The SeaXplorer 77 draws on the design's first delivery - the highly customised LA DATCHA. You will find LA DATCHA now roaming the world's oceans on her first charter season, which sees her make use of her private airfield with two helicopters, hangar and aviation refuelling tank.

"We are enormously proud of LA DATCHA as well as her SeaXplorer sisters," says Managing Director Rose Damen. "When we started our ambitious SeaXplorer programme, we dreamed of something different - a luxury expedition yacht born from an innovative crossover of our Amels yachting and Damen shipbuilding technology. It was a challenging ambition, but our clients have proved that there is a growing market for true expedition yachting beyond limits."

New interior concepts

For the SeaXplorer 77, Damen Yachting asked its design partners to each create a luxury interior concept. Carlo Torre and his studio Monaco Yacht Temptation created their SeaXplorer 77 concept after having already been chosen by the Owners of the first SeaXplorer, the 62-metre ANAWA (203 ft), to create the yacht's interior design.

Jim Dixon, Director Yachts and Aviation at London-based Winch Design, and his team created a new concept for the SeaXplorer 77, the studio's first for our expedition yacht range.

SeaXplorer 77 Specifications:

  • Length overall 76.90 metres (252 ft)
  • Beam overall (at hull) 14.00 metres (46 ft)
  • Draught (full load) 3.75 metres
  • Gross Tonnage 2,550
  • Design Exterior Azure Yacht Design
  • Interior Concept Owner's Choice
  • Naval architecture Damen Yachting
  • Maximum speed 14.5 knots
  • Range @ 12.0 knots 6,000 nautical miles
  • Guests 12
  • Crew 18 + Captain
  • Staff 6

Further details available here

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