Taking a Deep Dive with SeaXplorer

Explorer Yachts Summit 2022 

SeaXplorer went centre stage last month during the Boat International Explorer Yachts Summit held in Monaco. As headline sponsor and with representation on a number of panels, the event reaffirmed our market leading position in luxury expedition yacht building. But that wasn’t all we had going on during the event which brings together the industry elite to discuss the latest trends in the explorer yacht market.


Within the Damen Yachting portfolio it is our award-winning SeaXplorer luxury expedition yacht range that covers this market sector. To date we have delivered two SeaXplorers, LA DATCHA and ANAWA and we currently have two more under construction – a SeaXplorer 58 and SeaXplorer 60 in-build for delivery in 2023 and 2024 respectively. 

To share more insight into this unique range of go-anywhere yachts we have recently started up our Xplore series. A mini documentary broken down into a number of episodes hosted by Forbes Journalist Bill Springer. Throughout the series Bill takes a deep dive into the product and talks to those behind the concept, the build, the design and the vision. We head to Monaco for the Explorer Yacht Summit for Episode 4.

Watch all SeaXplorer episodes with Bill Springer by clicking the button below! 

Future trends

SeaXplorer Product Design Manager Enrique Tintore joined industry specialists on the panel focussed on what explorer vessels of the future might look like whilst our Commercial Director Rob Luijendijk was amongst the panellists discussing the role of support vessels when it comes to traveling to the most remote parts of our oceans.

“We see a trend and a positive change in mindset, from both Owners and with shipyards, towards a desire to make explorer yachting not only about fun and adventure but also as an opportunity to focus on giving back. To contributing to science, to research, to knowledge. We don’t expect this to come through drastic change but in the form of many small changes all of which take us one step closer to achieving goals which go beyond the conventional associations of what yachting is all about.” Enrique Tintore

The Summit

This year’s Explorer Yacht Summit, at the Yacht Club de Monaco, once again attracted industry experts from both the superyacht and expedition sectors. As well as addressing a  number of key topics for the industry, Owners, crew and this market sector, delegates and attendees were also able to gain insights into the latest trends and first hand experiences from Owners and Captains.

As Damen Yachting, our sponsorship of this event is in line with our market leading position in luxury expedition yachting led by our award-winning portfolio of SeaXplorers. This Summit offers the ideal format to share your experiences with the explorer community, that has meanwhile expanded to a fleet of over 100 yachts above 500 GT, and is still growing rapidly.” 

– Rob Luijendijk, Commerical Director Damen Yachting

To take an even deeper dive into the world of explorer yachts why not take a look at the rest of the Xplore series. There is even an episode featuring those two boats in build offering a behind the scenes look at what it takes to build these luxurious adventurers!

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