Damen Yachting’s in-house SeaXplorer design team has gathered feedback from its SeaXplorer clients to create the 105m SeaXplorer 105 that combines luxury yachting with true explorer capability. Conceived together with its exterior design partners at Azure Yacht Design and operational design partners EYOS Expeditions, the concept is an evolution of the best of the previous SeaXplorer 90, SeaXplorer 95 and SeaXplorer 100 designs.
The yacht can carry the 13-meter chase boat, four 8 to 12-meter tenders (eg limousine, RIB, landing craft, sports tender) stored in the forward garage and tender bays, a submarine, and has a scuba dive deck with watersports center and waterline embarkment. The fully certified twin helideck (primary surface and standby area) is suitable for two fast and reliable twin-engine helicopters.
With a Gross Tonnage of 6,500 and 5,775 square metres (62,162 sq ft) over her 8 decks, the SeaXplorer 105 has a luxury expedition-sized volume. She features large staterooms for 24 guests, including two expansive Owner Suites, built under PYC rules making her fully charterable. She has huge onboard stores for provisions, luggage parts, heli fuel, tender fuel and tanks for 8,000 nautical mile (Trans Pacific) range. The explorer yacht boasts the unique Observation Lounge with outside bow point deck.
The SeaXplorer 105 complies with the IMO Polar Code category B requirements for polar safety and environmental protection. Her hull is built with Polar Class 7 ice strengthening with double-acting stern icebreaking for maximum safety in fast-changing ice conditions. The powerful stabiliser fins retract where difficult-to-detect ‘growlers’ (truck-sized fragments of icebergs or glaciers) float beneath the surface. The garbage stores and large greywater tanks ensure her zero-discharge operations for long periods between port calls.
A 300 square-metre twin helideck can double as a space for parties for 200 guests with an ultra lounge layout. There is also plenty of room for an outdoor cinema, full size doubles tennis court or basketball half court.
The indoor SeaXplorer Spa features the indoor Swimming Pool, a gym with folding terrace, whirlpool, steam room and sauna, with folding terrace, massage room, hairdresser and beauty salon and treatment room.