Damen Yachting is preparing for the launch of the 77-metre adventure-ready explorer yacht La Datcha in Vlissingen today. La Datcha is the largest of Damen Yachting’s SeaXplorer vessels currently under construction and comes fully-loaded with a range of exploration craft, tenders, water toys and autonomous systems that make her the perfect round-the-world cruising platform.Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times
Spanning five decks, the customised Damen SeaXplorer 77 features exterior design by Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture from the Netherlands who worked with Damen Yachting’s team of engineers. Her interior is designed to accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms including two master cabins and an equally-impressive VIP suite. Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times
A crew of up to 25 will include pilots and expedition staff to help operate the submersible, tenders, toys and aircraft. The extensive aft-deck on the SeaXplorer 77 is capable of receiving two helicopters at full rotation, both of which can be stored safely in the below-deck hangar. When not in use, the aft deck can be transformed into an entertainment deck. The yacht comes complete with onboard refuelling and ice-breaking capabilities with an IMO Polar Code compliant hull. Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times
La Datcha also carries her own submersible, fully-equipped diving centre with a decompression chamber, two snow scooters or four Waverunners. Following her delivery later this year, the yacht will join the Edmiston charter fleet when she will be available in the Mediterranean Sea from October and in the Indian Ocean for winter 2020 and heli-ski charters in Russia from March 2021.Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times
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