First look: Amels and Damen custom 58-metre SeaXplorer


The team at Amels and Damen Yachting has given a first look at the custom SeaXplorer 58 now under construction. Due for delivery in 2022, she will be a globetrotting expedition vessel with an ice class hull. Having already constructed the hull, Damen was able to offer the owner a customisable platform with delivery in less than two years.

Under the certified helideck, the owner has requested a cabana-style outdoor lounge and bar with folding balconies and an infinity-edged pool, said Damen’s SeaXplorer design manager, Enrique Tintore.

“With fresh breezes and shaded ocean vistas, the whole aft of the yacht will be a beautiful and inspiring space to experience the world,” he said. “But the experience is not just about amazing views, it’s also out on the water with the SeaXplorer 58’s custom 11.4m performance sailboat, two large multi-role tenders and a wide range of toys. She also carries road and off-road vehicles and motorcycles.”

The upper deck has an open sky lounge and dining with concertina-opening glass partitions to the jacuzzi. The yacht with a 1,090gt features six suites for 12 guests and a signature bow point observation lounge.

The SeaXplorer 58’s is equipped with sustainable and low-maintenance options, including a synthetic teak deck. The yacht has ocean-going autonomy for up to 30 days without visiting port. This includes chilled garbage stores nd waste water tanks for sustainable operations in zero-discharge zones of natural beauty. A crew of 15 can run the yacht with extra accommodation for two expedition staff.

Engineered at Damen’s head office in the Netherlands, the new build will be the fifth delivery from the builder’s Antalya facility in Turkey.

The 58 will be the third yacht delivered from the SeaXplorer range of luxury expeditions yachts – a range born from a crossover of Amels yacht building and Damen shipbuilding technology. The SeaXplorer’s exterior is by Azure Yacht Design. The range has also taken consultation on design and engineering from EYOS Expeditions.