Commissioned by an owner passionate about surfing, diving and heliskiing, the much anticipated first hull in the SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht series has been launched and named La Datcha. An impressive inventory of expedition equipment on board includes two helicopters, a helideck and hangar, dive centre and two tender garages fore and aft. Designed for long periods at sea, the SeaXplorer has the capability to carry enough provisions and fuel for 40 days between port calls.
The last yacht to ever be completed at Christensen’s Vancouver based yard, the 50 metre Jackpot hit the water for the first time this week. Commissioned by a “pair of highly experienced New Jersey yachtsmen”, Jackpot has total accommodation for a of 12 guests and 10 crew.
The 66 metre Hodor from catamaran specialist Incat Crowther has taken to the water and will now become the shadow boat of an 87 metre superyacht. Among Hodor’s cargo is five tenders, the largest of which is a 17-metre chase boat, Jet Skis and quad bikes. Hodor also includes a submarine garage, dive equipment with compressors, and a hospital with a decompression chamber.
The fifth hull in CdM’s Darwin Class Archipelago was launched on June 13 at a private ceremony attended by the owners, their guests and the yard’s team. The 31 metre explorer yacht will be used by the owners to holiday at sea in total peace, safety and relaxation”.
The 63.8 metre Atomic, previously known as Project 003, was launched by Italian yard VSY at a private ceremony in Livorno. Sold and overseen by Jean-Claude Carme of Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts, Atomic features exterior design by Espen Øino with interiors by French studio Darnet Design. Key features on board Atomic include a bridge deck gymnasium and a 12-person dive centre on the lower deck.