Commissioned by Russian entrepreneur and banker Oleg Tinkov, this 77-metre, SeaXplorer 77 superyacht, named “La Datcha”, is set to revolutionise the future of exploration cruising. Capable of hauling two helicopters, a three-seat submarine and withstanding rugged landscapes from the Arctic to the Antarctic, the custom-designed vessel lets intrepid explorers discover the world – and without compromising on luxury.
The interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins, including two master suites and two VIP staterooms. Throughout the interior of the ship, the custom sumptuous furnishings created by architect Vasiliy Shprits guarantee a sophisticated level of comfort during expeditions. Sultry additions on the vessel also include resort-like amenities – including a salon, lounge and an extra-large Beach Club with sauna, steam room, massage and gym.
Exterior architecture was completed in-house by Damen Yachting’s design team, with the exterior lines shaped by Azure Yacht Design and additional design components made in collaboration between owner Tinkov and EYOS Expeditions. The vessel is built with a steel, ice-classed hull and aluminium superstructure.
Perhaps most impressive of all is that the expedition yacht can spend up to 40 autonomous days at sea between port calls and holds a crew of 25 members – readily available to operate the extensive collection of equipment.
“The Earth is so big and our life is so short, so we have to explore as much as we can”, says owner Oleg Tinkov. “The SeaXplorer project is just perfect. I fell in love with the shape and design”.
La Datcha’s inaugural global itinerary is set to include heli-skiing in Kamchatka, the Kuril Islands and scuba diving off Papua New Guinea, and her worldwide preview will be at the invitation only Amel and Damen Yachting Private View in Vlissingen, Netherlands from 17-19 September. It is available for charter under the LA DATCHA Tinkoff Collection Label.
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