Damen SeaXplorer 75 sold
by Chris Jefferies
Dutch yard Damen has announced the direct sale of a new-build 75.15 metre explorer yacht that will expand its SeaXplorer range.
Known as the Damen SeaXplorer 75, this steel-hulled yacht will be delivered to her owner in late 2020.
Commercial director Rose Damen revealed that the owner and his guests plan to use this new yacht to explore some of the most remote superyacht destinations.
“They will be skiing and snowboarding on pristine slopes like Kamchatka and sport fishing or submersible diving in places like 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.”
Key features will include an on-board spa, dive centre and a large aft-deck superyacht helipad with room for landing two helicopters, both of which can be stored in their own hanger below.
Moving inside and the SeaXplorer 75 will feature 2,500GT of internal space, leaving plenty of room for storing Jet Skis, snowmobiles and a 10.5 metre tender. What's more, the steel hull will be IMO Polar Code compliant, with retractable stabilisers meaning that breaking through surface ice is no problem.
Mark Vermeulen, product director at Damen, added: “Our designs in the SeaXplorer range are a great starting point to quickly create customised yachts for specific owner requirements.”
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the SeaXplorer 65, which is due to hit the water in 2019.