Damen sells second 75m SeaXplorer
Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Dutch shipbuilder Damen, in cooperation with Amels, has sold its second SeaXplorer – a customised 75m luxury expedition yacht with capability for heli-skiing, driving and other tropical and polar adventures.
(Image: Damen Yachts - SeaXplorer)
Other standout features include a dive centre, a submersible hangar and a floating heliport for two aircrafts.
Rose Damen, Commercial Director, commented: “Together with his guests, our client plans to visit some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the world. They will be skiing and snowboarding on pristine slopes like Kamchatka and submersible diving and sport fishing in Papua New Guinea and the Galápagos Islands.
“They will be in places with no supporting infrastructure, no roads and no heliports within range. So we designed the SeaXplorer 75 to carry out such complex operations with the highest level of safety, redundancy and autonomy.”
In accordance with the owner’s requirements, Damen’s team of naval architects and engineers created the vessel with a gross tonnage of approximately 2,500. The owner will take delivery in the second half of 2020.
Mark Vermeulen, Damen’s Product Director, said: “Our designs in the SeaXplorer range are a great starting point to quickly create customised yachts for specific Owner requirements. The SeaXplorer 75 shares the range’s core attributes: compliance with the IMO Polar Code, the long periods of autonomy at sea, and the crossover of superyacht luxury with professional capability.”
The SeaXplorer 75 accommodates 12 guests as well as 25 crew and expedition staff. The full custom interiors will feature the quality and finishing created by the owner’s choice of interior designer. The layout includes plenty of outdoor spaces for al fresco dining and enjoying the sun and sea, SeaXplorer’s bow point observation lounge with panoramic views, and seven suites on the main deck and upper deck.
The helideck can cater to aircrafts up to 5-tonne maximum take-off weight. The standby surface can position a second/back-up helicopter with full rotation. It is also installed with large aviation fuel tank and refuelling systems, as well as pilot and guide accommodation.
The tender garage can house a 10.5m beach party lander, while there is a Jacuzzi on the sun deck.