Damen delivers expedition yacht La Datcha 

The 77-metre SeaXplorer La Datcha has departed the Damen Yachting yard in the Netherlands. The luxury expedition yacht, part of the La Datcha Tinkoff Collection, will offer global charter opportunities and is the first purpose-built expedition yacht with a fixed itinerary and commercial goal. 

The build of La Datcha was managed by Fraser Yachts and overseen by owner’s representative Stefano Feltrin, Chief Executive Officer of La Datcha – Tinkoff Collection.

‘The owner’s team is thrilled to take delivery of La Datcha and start her journey which commenced on the drawing board years ago and will continue in the remote and beautiful places on Earth,’ says Feltrin. ‘We are thankful to the whole Damen Yachting family for all these months working together in very challenging times.’

Crossover

The owner’s vision behind the vessel has always been very clear – for charter guests to ‘set out on the journey of a lifetime to places others can’t reach — exclusive adventures to share with friends and family in total comfort, style and safety.’ The result is the ultimate crossover, combining rugged capability designed for adventure with luxury comfort and style.

With that vision now a reality, Rose Damen, Managing Director Damen Yachting, explains why the delivery of this SeaXplorer 77 is such an iconic moment for the yard. ‘It is always a very proud moment for everyone who has been involved in the build when a yacht departs our yard. The departure of La Datcha is certainly no exception and has definitely been highly anticipated. The interest in her has been phenonomal. She’s a real head-turner with a unique proposition and is not afraid to stand out from the crowd.’

As part of the Tinkoff collection, La Datcha will be available for charter. The yacht’s range and autonomy provide enormous capability to cruise to more remote areas, some without serious infrastructure or large populations. In contrast to the itinerary characteristics, guests will be treated to the uncompromised comfort of custom superyacht interiors by the Label’s interior designer, Vasiliy Sphrits, who is behind each of the Tinkoff Collection properties’ interior style and personality.

La Datcha facts

  • SeaXplorer 77 (77 metres / 252 ft)
  • 2560 GT
  • Built by Damen Yachting
  • Naval Architecture by Damen Yachting
  • Exterior design by Azure Yacht Design
  • Interior Design by Vasiliy Shprits
  • Guests: 12
  • Crew: 24 + Captain
  • Ice Class and IMO Polar Code compliant hull
  • Autonomy at sea for up to 40 days
  • Available for Charter through Edmiston

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.