Damen unveils SeaXplorer 105
Damen Yachting has revealed designs for its largest SeaXplorer model so far, a 345-footer that combines the best of luxury yachting with explorer capability.
Damen Yachting has revealed the SeaXplorer 105, a 105m explorer yacht with a 17m beam and a volume of 6,500GT. The concept has evolved from Damen’s previous SeaXplorer 90, 95 and 100 designs with input from its SeaXplorer exterior design partner Azure Yacht Design, operational design partner EYOS Expeditions and clients.
Enrique Tintore, SeaXplorer Design Manager at Damen Yachting, said: “The SeaXplorer 105 is a fully developed design. However, the scope for client customisation is massive – that’s a key part of our proposition throughout the design process.”
Along with a 13m chase boat, the yacht can carry four 8-12m tenders, such as a limousine, RIB, landing craft and sports tender, which can be stored in the forward garage and tender bays. The yacht can carry a huge collection of toys including a submarine, and has a scuba dive deck with watersports centre and waterline embarkment.
Built under PYC rules, the SeaXplorer 105 offers 5,775sqm of surface area over her eight decks and large staterooms for 24 guests including two expansive owner suites. She has huge onboard stores for all provisions and luggage parts, as well as helicopter fuel, tender fuel and tanks for a trans-Pacific range of 8,000nm.
As part of the SeaXplorer series, the 105 shares the unique observation lounge with outside bow point deck, but on a bigger scale, with an area of 123sqm devoted to enjoying spectacular views. The space includes a bar and multimedia centre.
The SeaXplorer 105 is fitted with the latest hybrid diesel-electric pod propulsion and complies with the IMO Polar Code category B requirements for polar safety and environmental protection. Her hull is built with Polar Class 7 ice strengthening with double-acting stern icebreaking for safety in fast-changing ice conditions.
The powerful stabiliser fins retract where difficult-to-detect ‘growlers’ – truck-sized fragments of icebergs or glaciers – float beneath the surface and can prove significant hazards for fixed fins. Below deck, the garbage stores and large greywater tanks ensure zero-discharge operations for long periods between port calls.
The fully certified twin helideck (primary surface and standby area) is suitable for two fast twin-engine helicopters. Below deck, a weathertight double hangar with hydraulic lift system keeps both aircraft protected from the elements. Two helicopters offer increased flexibility, redundancy and safety when out of range of rescue services. In Antarctica, regulations require two helicopters when flying far or landing in the mountains for skiing.
Having a 300sqm twin helideck also means the owners can host parties for 200 guests with an ultra-lounge layout. There is also plenty of room for an outdoor cinema, full-size doubles tennis court or basketball half court. The transom is not only a swim platform but also an open bar area with upstairs lounge.
Equal in size to the huge twin helideck is the indoor SeaXplorer Spa, a 300sqm main deck wellness space. The indoor swimming pool is 8m in length, while the space also includes a gym with folding terrace, whirlpool, steam room and sauna, with folding terrace, massage room, hairdresser and beauty salon and treatment room.
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