Damen introduces new look SeaXplorer 77
Damen Yachting’s SeaXplorer 77 is getting a new look, following the first three sales from its range over 2020. The 76.9m (252 ft) 77 is the first in an updated SeaXplorer line-up, the result of a review by the in-house design team together with Azure Yacht Design and EYOS Expeditions.
“Most of all, with feedback from our amazing clients, SeaXplorers are right at the forefront of explorer yachting,” said Enrique Tintore, SeaXplorer design manager, Damen.
The update includes a multipurpose aft deck that can be modified for a wide variety of owner-specified requirements, such as deploying a seaplane or a 7-person submarine. All SeaXplorers are now also offered with hybrid electrical drive propulsion (PTO/PTI configuration) and battery bank improving cruising efficiency. There is also an upper deck swimming pool and a party and DJ dance area for up to 150 guests.
“Visiting the polar regions once in their lifetimes is on nearly every SeaXplorer client’s bucket list,” said Tintore . “But so are many tropical areas where the operational challenges shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s about staying safe in isolation, but also about enjoying the yachting lifestyle to the maximum. In fact, you don’t need to go very far from the major superyacht hubs before the benefits of an explorer yacht become clear. That’s the philosophy that our line-up reflects.”
The SeaXplorer 77 draws on the range’s first delivery La Datcha . “We are enormously proud of La Datcha as well as her SeaXplorer sisters,” said MD , Rose Damen.
“When we started our ambitious SeaXplorer programme, we dreamed of something different – a luxury expedition yacht born from an innovative crossover of our Amels Yachting and Damen shipbuilding technology. It was a challenging ambition, but our clients have proved that there is a growing market for true expedition yachting beyond limits.”