Joining the DAMEN SeaXplorer range, the benchmark in the growing expedition yachting market, is DAMEN’s latest development – the 55.70-metre SeaXplorer 55 (183 ft). DAMEN introduced the new design to its clients at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017.
The new high-volume yacht with a Gross Tonnage of 1,090 offers real expedition capability, including 30 days of full luxury autonomy off-the-beaten-track and IMO Polar Code compliance for visiting Arctic and Antarctic waters. The SeaXplorer 55 accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms.
The layout offers plenty of unique spaces to enjoy panoramic views and spectacular encounters with wildlife, including the Observation Lounge, outdoor bow point observation deck, indoor/outdoor Sky Lounge, and a Crow’s Nest above the wheelhouse.
The aft Expedition Centre easily handles serious expedition operations.
The certified helideck ensures safe landings at night, day and underway. The helideck is suitable for helicopters with a take-off weight up to 4,000 kg / D-value of 13 (for example an Airbus EC135).
The 12-metre slipway can store a multiday expedition boat (illustrated here with a 11.28-metre XO 360) to take the journey further up river or close to icebergs. The slipway means that the owner can take a very large tender without having to tow it. Boarding and disembarking takes place when the boat is in the slipway (dry embarkation) – simple and safe for young and old, even when the wind and waves get higher.
For the highest level of service and smooth operations, the yacht accommodates a large crew of 17 including extra expedition staff, pilots and guides.