The SeaXplorer team at Damen Yachting has unveiled the first SeaXplorer 60. The vessel, featuring hybrid propulsion, is now under construction for delivery in 2024. The new SeaXplorer 60 is now fully engineered and steel cutting will take place at Damen Yachting’s building facility. 



By starting the SeaXplorer build up front, Damen Yachting is following its successful Amels Limited Editions approach by offering reliable, customisable luxury explorers with the shortest delivery times on the market.  



“Since introducing our SeaXplorer concept in 2015, Damen Yachting has become well-established as the luxury explorer leader. But we expect the future will see even more Owners demanding the autonomy, safety and flexibility that the SeaXplorer offers. That’s why we decided to build the SeaXplorer 60 on spec for fast delivery in 2024. She is the only luxury explorer yacht available in her class and an amazing opportunity,” says Rose Damen, Managing Director. 



The new SeaXplorer design is a unique crossover innovation of Amels pedigree with Damen shipbuilding knowhow. At 1,160 Gross Tonnage, the explorer yacht features large volume luxury interiors and lots of expedition capability, including wide customisation possibilities for tropical, polar and all sorts of adventures in between. 



The helideck, when not in use for helicopter operations, is ideal as a 150 sq. m party deck to entertain up to 100 guests or alternatively as a basketball half-court. Below the helideck, the SeaXplorer 60 has a flexible configuration for a big range of tenders up to 10.5 min length, a submarine, snowmobiles, jet skis or sailboats. The covered outdoor space, in total 195 sq. m, offers Owners the versatility to create a luxury cabana lounge and bar, dive deck, fitness and wellness zone or ski lodge – depending on the Owner’s own requirements and vision. 



The SeaXplorer 60 recognisably masculine lines made by Damen Yachting’s SeaXplorer exterior design partner Azure Yacht Design. Together with its operational design partner, EYOS Expeditions, Damen Yachting has engineered the SeaXplorer with hard-won expedition experience from the field. The yacht has hybrid power and propulsion with battery banks, a fully certified helideck, Ice Class and IMO Polar Code compliant engineering. Her stores and tanks allow for up to 30 days of autonomous and safe operations in isolation without port call.  



A custom concept was created by designer Jonny Horsfield and his London-based team at H2 Design. The yacht applies a crisp design language with a rich, bold palette and a use of warm wood. Materials and curves create a soothing atmosphere and retain that connectivity to the ocean that is prominent throughout the yacht’s design.



The SeaXplorer 60 is the latest new build from the SeaXplorer range of luxury expedition yachts. The first SeaXplorer, 62m Anawa, was followed by 77m La Datcha in 2020 and by the custom 58m SeaXplorer in build for delivery to her owner in 2022.

Damen Yachting, a division of the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019. It combines the pedigree and heritage of Amels yachts with a growing portfolio of SeaXplorer yachts and Yacht Support vessels.

Credits: Damen Yachting

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