on 5 Jul 2021
Rugged expedition superyacht is second in the Damen SeaXplorer series
Imperial has announced the addition of La Datcha, a 77-metre expedition superyacht built by Dutch shipyard Damen Yachting, to its charter fleet.
Delivered in 2020, La Datcha is the second superyacht to be launched in the Damen SeaXplorer series, which featured design input from expedition yachting specialists Eyos Expeditions. It was commissioned by Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov, who made his money in luxury hospitality and finance.
In 2020, La Datcha was rated as number five in our list of top 10 charter superyachts of the Asia-Pacific.
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La Datcha’s first charter season took in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia from December 2020 to April 2021, before heading north to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Among the range of tenders available are two large helicopters, snow scooters and a submersible. La Datcha has a dive centre, an ice-classed steel hull and is IMO Polar Code compliant, making her suitable for global exploration from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
La Datcha’s high bow and thick hull means she is able to break ice up to 40 centimetres thick; one of the first superyachts to have this capability. It can reportedly remain alone at sea for up to 40 days.
Accommodation is available for up to twelve guests in six cabins, including two masters and four convertibles. Guests can experience panoramas of the world’s most outstanding landscapes from the onboard observation lounge.
Guests will find a Jacuzzi on deck and a wellness centre with amenities including a Turkish hammam and invigorating ice fountain showers. There are hot tubs inside and out, with a hot tub on the sun deck, letting guests enjoy an après ski in ultimate style. There are change rooms that let guests get in and out of their cold-weather gear easily.
See more: Top 10 charter superyachts of the Asia-Pacific
In March, Damen revealed a revamped SeaXplorer 77 design, after a “comprehensive review” by the in-house SeaXplorer design team together with Azure Yacht Design and Eyos Expeditions.
The update’s features include a multipurpose aft deck that can be modified for a variety of requirements, such as deploying a seaplane or hangaring a 7-person submarine. All SeaXplorers are now offered with hybrid electrical drive propulsion and battery bank for efficient cruising.
The third in the series, SeaXplorer 58, is currently in build, with delivery in 2022.