Currently standing with three yachts in the SeaXplorer range, Damen has unveiled a fourth SeaXplorer model at the Monaco Yacht Show. At 55.7m the new high volume vessel is the smallest yacht in the range, but can still offer unrivalled exploring capabilities including 30 days autonomy and IMO Polar Code compliance.
Much like the other yachts in the SeaXplorer range, the new 55.7m model has been developed in co-operation with EYOS Expeditions, which has decades of experience organising bespoke superyacht expeditions to the world’s most remote destinations.
“With a SeaXplorer 75 and a SeaXplorer 65 from our range already sold and now under construction, this new design benefits from our dedicated SeaXplorer team’s experience and the input from our clients and partners,” says commercial director Rose Damen. “The SeaXplorer 55 will be at home just as much in the South of France as it is in South Georgia Island.”
As with the other yachts in the range, Dutch studio Azure Yacht Design is responsible for the yacht’s exterior, which is now instantly recognisable and extremely different from anything else in the global superyacht fleet, including the more niche explorer market.
The SeaXplorer 55 features an Expedition Centre aft, which handles serious expedition operations and which can be also fully configured to suit the owner’s personal passions, for example housing an advanced dive centre. The model also has a fully certified helideck, which ensures safe landings at night, day and while underway.
A 12m slipway has the capacity to store a multiday expedition boat for an even more thorough expedition. The slipway also means that there is no need to tow tenders, and makes for quick and safe disembarking even in bad weather and high seas.
“The SeaXplorer 55 is a luxury yacht with a real go-anywhere, do-anything expedition pedigree,” says product director, Mark Vermeulen. “It has the seakeeping performance and ice class capability, but we also offer lots of options to our clients – from full fairing and custom interiors to tailor-made configurations for their expeditions.”