Damen Yachting signed a contract for a 72m full-custom expedition yacht, designed by Michael Leach.

The new 72m yacht will be delivered in 2024 to explore the world with hybrid propulsion and twelve guests capacity. The number of the crew is 24 and includes the staff and additional specialists.

The large aft platform welcomes big tenders like a 13m RIB, a car, and a 9m utility craft – moved by a 14t crane.

The professional designer Michael Leach Design has been chosen by the Owner, who possesses exceptional interest and aptitude for both exterior and interior yacht design, to enhance the vessel’s exterior styling along with the Owner’s interior. Damen Yachting’s in-house team has developed the one-off custom naval architecture and detailed engineering. Burgess New Construction has been appointed to project manage the build after the sales team represented the Owner during the purchase process. Managing Director Rose Damen expresses her excitement for this unique hybrid expedition vessel and the company’s dedication to developing more efficient propulsion and power management solutions for clients with an environmentally sensitive mindset. Damen Yachting is proud to be at the forefront of a new breed of luxury expedition vessels, and this highly innovative new project embodies this approach.

Damen Yachting full custom 72m Yacht

The vessel boasts expansive and adaptable outdoor areas that can be utilized for sun-soaked relaxation, shaded comfort, and storing tenders and toys. Additionally, the deck can accommodate modular equipment, such as a swimming pool and a removable battery bank. With a Gross Tonnage of 1,440, the interior offers ample space, featuring a dedicated Owners Deck, a VIP cabin, and generous areas for guest entertainment. Furthermore, the vessel has a Touch & Go Helipad, providing convenient access.

A highly efficient power and propulsion configuration will propel this robust ocean-going vessel. Alongside the two main engines, it will be equipped with PTO/PTI hybrid electrical drives capable of reaching up to 8 knots. Moreover, the vessel will possess substantial onboard battery power, enabling normal operations without generating power during silent nights at anchor. The stored energy can be augmented with containerized battery packs for extended periods of emission-free cruising in delicate marine environments. To ensure sustainability, durability, and ease of maintenance, all outdoor spaces will be finished with synthetic teak decking.