Damen gives preview of 58-metre SeaXplorer expedition yacht

Amels and Damen Yachting have sold a SeaXplorer 58 and give a first look at the custom vessel. It is the third yacht from the SeaXplorer expedition yacht range and construction of this 58-metre edition is underway in Atalya, Turkey. Delivery is scheduled for 2022.

The short delivery time of less than two years is possible as the ship is based on a customisable platform, construction of which had already started before the sale was made.

The SeaXplorer luxury expeditions yachts are a range born from a crossover innovation of Amels yacht building and Damen shipbuilding technology. The SeaXplorer’s exterior is by Azure Yacht Design – the Dutch design and naval architecture studio behind all the SeaXplorer designs. The range has also benefited from design partner EYOS Expeditions and their operational design input gained from hard-won experience in the field.

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Ice class and ocean-going autonomy

The SeaXplorer 58 will feature an Ice Class hull for safe operations in polar waters, plus sustainable and low maintenance options, including a premium synthetic teak deck. The yacht has ocean-going autonomy for up to thirty days without port call with chilled garbage stores and waste water tanks for sustainable operations in zero-discharge zones of natural beauty.

A crew of fifteen will run the yacht with extra accommodation for two expedition staff.

Yacht interior

The interior of the yacht has been designed by Design Unlimited. Under the certified helideck, the owner has created a luxury cabana-style outdoor lounge and bar with folding balconies and an infinity-edged pool. The indoor-outdoor living continues on the upper deck with an open sky lounge and dining with concertina-opening glass partitions to the jacuzzi.

The SeaXplorer 58 comes with a custom 11.4-metre performance sailboat, two large multi-role tenders and a wide range of toys. It also carries road and off-road vehicles and motorcycles. The high-volume yacht with a 1090 gross tonnage features six suites for twelve guests and the SeaXplorer’s signature bow point observation lounge.

Antalya yacht building hub

Following design and engineering at Damen Yachting’s head office in the Netherlands, the new build will be the fifth Damen Yachting delivery from the builder’s Antalya facility. The yard in Turkey’s premiere yacht building hub provides outstanding facilities supported by an experienced supply chain.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

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