SeaXplorer 55 shines at Monaco Yacht Show
Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017
Joining the Damen SeaXplorer range is Damen’s latest development – the 55.7m SeaXplorer 55 (183 ft), revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show.
(Photos: Damen - SeaXplorer 55)
The new 1,090GT high-volume yacht offers real expedition capability, including 30 days of luxury autonomy off-the-beaten-track and IMO Polar Code compliance for visiting Arctic and Antarctic waters.
Commercial Director Rose Damen said: “With a SeaXplorer 75 and a SeaXplorer 65 from our range already sold and now under construction, this new design benefits from our dedicated SeaXplorer team’s experience and the input from our clients and partners.”
“The SeaXplorer 55 will be at home just as much in the South of France as it is in South Georgia Island.”
Damen has developed the SeaXplorer range in cooperation with its partners Amels and EYOS Expeditions, as well as Dutch studio Azure Yacht Design who created the SeaXplorer’s exterior design.
The instantly recognisable signature now runs through all five designs in the 55-100m SeaXplorer range.
EYOS Expeditions, who has decades of experience organising bespoke superyacht experiences to different destinations, provided operational design input based on real expedition experience. The experts from EYOS Expedition also joins Damen at the Monaco Yacht Show.
The SeaXplorer 55 accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms. The layout offers plenty of spaces to enjoy panoramic views and encounters with wildlife, including the Observation Lounge, outdoor bow point observation deck, indoor/outdoor Sky Lounge, and a Crow’s Nest above the wheelhouse.
The aft Expedition Centre handles serious expedition operations. The certified helideck ensures safe landings at night, day and underway, and is suitable for helicopters with a take-off weight up to 4,000kg / D-value of 13.
The 12m slipway can store a multiday expedition boat to take the journey further up river or close to icebergs. The owner can take a very large tender without having to tow it.
Product Director Mark Vermeulen said: “The SeaXplorer 55 is a luxury yacht with real go-anywhere, do-anything expedition pedigree.”
“It has the seakeeping performance and Ice Class capability, but we also offer lots of options for our clients – from full fairing and custom interiors to tailor-made configurations for their expedition equipment.”