Updated SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht design.
The SeaXplorer story began in 2015 with Damen Yachting’s team of Dutch naval architects and yachting experts.
They started with the quality and pedigree of 75 Amels superyachts delivered in the last four decades. They added
the best of the company’s commercial shipbuilding knowhow from more than 6,000 Damen ship deliveries since
1927. The result is the SeaXplorer range – fully customisable, purpose-designed luxury expedition yachts.
The SeaXplorer 77 is the first in an updated SeaXplorer line-up, the result of a comprehensive review by the in-
house SeaXplorer design team together with exterior stylists Azure Yacht Design and operational design partners
“Most of all, with feedback from our amazing clients, SeaXplorers are right at the forefront of explorer yachting,” says Enrique Tintore, SeaXplorer Design Manager at Damen Yachting.
The multipurpose aft deck can be modified for a wide variety of owner-specified requirements, for example deploying and hangaring a large 7-person submarine or seaplane.
All SeaXplorers are now offered with a minimum of hybrid electrical drives (PTO/PTI configuration) and battery bank for highly efficient cruising.
An increased focus is placed on exploration lifestyle features for tropical destinations including an Upper Deck
swimming pool, indoor-outdoor spaces with pedigree finishes, and a huge party and DJ dance space for up to 150
“Visiting the polar regions once in their lifetimes is on nearly every SeaXplorer client’s bucket list,” Enrique says. “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 luxury vessel draws on the design’s first delivery – the highly customised La Datcha superyacht. La Datcha ultra luxurious yacht is now roaming the world’s oceans on her first charter season, which sees her make
use of her private airfield with two helicopters, hangar and aviation refuelling tank.
“We are enormously proud of La Datcha as well as her SeaXplorer sisters,” says Managing Director 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.”