Damen (the mother company of Amels) presents a concept of a massive designed expedition ice class yacht called SeaXplorer - A luxury SUV for the seven seas.

Damen is normally the part of commercial ships, the Yacht Support Vessels and the mother company of AMELS. Now they unveiled this explorer yacht with an impressive vertical bow. The SeaXplorer range is available in the sizes of 65m, 75m, 90m and 100m. All versions can carry helicopter(s), submarine(s) and various tenders.

SeaXplorer Damen Amels
SeaXplorer Damen Amels
SeaXplorer Damen Amels

Ice Breaker Hull

The SeaXplorer has an ice class up to class 6 to break 90 cm first-year ice. The yacht uses its stern to break the ice to keep comfort and performance at a maximum.

SeaXplorer Damen Amels

Rob Lujiendijk – CEO of AMELS says

“A number of experienced yachting clients approached us about adapting DAMEN’s professional vessels, so we knew from them that there were simply no globally capable luxury explorer yachts out there. And that’s also what we heard from EYOS Expeditions who have decades of experience in bespoke luxury expeditions to the wildest places on the planet. So that’s why DAMEN began developing the SeaXplorer. The result is well beyond a pretty rendering. It’s a fully developed range – something only DAMEN could do.”

Although SeaXplorer looks heavy, massive and bold, inside will be the pure luxury for journeys with maximum comfort.

SeaXplorer Damen Amels
SeaXplorer Damen Amels Interior
SeaXplorer Damen Amels Interior

Update August 15, 2017: Damen announced the sale of a 75m version with a hangar for two helicopters protected from the elements.

“Together with his guests, our client plans to visit some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the world,” comments Commercial Director Rose Damen. “They will be skiing and snowboarding on pristine slopes like Kamchatka and submersible diving and sports fishing in Papua New Guinea and the Galápagos Islands. They will be in places with no supporting infrastructure, no roads and no heliports within range. So we designed the SeaXplorer 75 to carry out such complex operations with the highest level of safety, redundancy and autonomy.”

“Our designs in the SeaXplorer range are a great starting point to quickly create customized yachts for specific Owner requirements,” comments Mark Vermeulen, DAMEN Product Director. “The SeaXplorer 75 shares the range’s core attributes: compliance with the IMO Polar Code, the long periods of autonomy at sea, and the crossover of superyacht luxury with professional capability.” 

Damen SeaXplorer 75m

Damen SeaXplorer 75

Key Features 75m

  • Swim Platform leading to Dive Centre (prep, changing, dry room, tank store and compressor room)
  • Below-deck submersible hangar
  • Below-deck toy store for jet skis, snowmobiles, etc
  • Tender garage for 10.5-metre beach party landing craft
  • Additional dive support tender and crew/rescue tender
  • Wellness Center
  • Sun Deck jacuzzi
  • Retractable zero-speed stabilizers for use in ice conditions
  • Huge Tank Deck provisions stores and garbage management

Some rendering impressions

Profiles

SeaXplorer 65 m
SeaXplorer 65 m
SeaXplorer 90 m
SeaXplorer 90 m
SeaXplorer 100 m
SeaXplorer 100 m