Damen building first SeaXplorer 60
Damen Yachting has started construction on the fourth SeaXplorer model, with delivery scheduled for 2024.
Damen’s SeaXplorer 60 is the explorer line’s fourth build
Damen Yachting has unveiled the SeaXplorer 60, the latest design from the Dutch builder’s range of luxury expedition yachts. The 62m Anawa and 77m La Datcha were the first SeaXplorer models, while a 58m custom build is scheduled for delivery to her owner in 2022.
The first SeaXplorer 60 features hybrid propulsion and is now under construction for delivery in 2024. By starting the 1,160GT build up front, Damen Yachting is following its successful Amels Limited Editions business model by reducing delivery time.
The SeaXplorer models can also be used in the tropics
Rose Damen, Managing Director of Damen Yachting, said: “Since introducing our SeaXplorer concept in 2015, Damen Yachting has become well established as the luxury explorer leader. But we expect the future will see even more owners demanding the autonomy, safety and flexibility that the SeaXplorer offers. That’s why we decided to build the SeaXplorer 60 on spec for fast delivery in 2024. She is the only luxury explorer yacht available in her class and an amazing opportunity.”
Azure Yacht Design created the exterior design, interiors are by H2 Design, while Damen Yachting has engineered the yacht with its operational design partner, EYOS Expeditions. The yacht has hybrid power and propulsion with battery banks, a fully certified helideck, Ice Class and IMO Polar Code compliant engineering. Her stores and tanks allow for up to 30 days of autonomous operations.
The SeaXplorer 60 is Ice Class and IMO Polar Code compliant
The 197ft explorer yacht has a beam of 36ft (11m), six suites for 12 guests and features expedition capability including wide customisation possibilities for tropical and polar regions, as well as other climates and environments. The covered outdoor space can be used as a luxury cabana lounge and bar, dive deck, fitness and wellness zone or ski lodge.
The helideck, when not in use for helicopter operations, can be used in a variety of ways including as a basketball half-court or a 1,615sqft (150sqm) party deck to entertain up to 100 guests. Below the helideck, the SeaXplorer 60 has a flexible configuration for a big range of tenders up to 10.5m, a submarine, snowmobiles, jetskis or sailboats.
Time Off, the 55m Yacht Support vessel, has arrived at Damen Yachting’s shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands, having been launched in Turkey.