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Damen Yachting launches SeaXplorer 58

The Dutch-owned superyacht builder has launched the SeaXplorer 58 in Antalya, Turkey.

Jan 30, 2023 | By John Higginson

Damen Yachting’s SeaXplorer 58 has been lowered into the water, having emerged from its production shed in Antalya, Turkey.

Featuring an exterior by Azure Yacht Design and naval architecture by Damen Yachting, the 58m, 1,090GT yacht is the first SeaXplorer to be constructed in Antalya and will undergo her final build phase in preparation for delivery to her owner in the coming months.  

Enrique Tintore, SeaXplorer Design Manager at Damen Yachting, said: “It was a breathtaking moment for all involved to see the yacht out of the shed for the first time. She looked spectacular in the winter sunshine, a clear testament to what the combined team in the Netherlands and Turkey, along with our subcontractors, can achieve together.

“We are looking forward now to putting the finishing touches to the yacht and handing her over to her owner in the spring.” 

The SeaXplorer 58 has been developed with considerable input from her owner, who plans to “enjoy adventures with friends and family around the world”. With Design Unlimited, the owner has created a “personal and alluring interior” in keeping with the SeaXplorer’s spirit of adventure and exploration. 

The 190-footer features accommodation for up to 12 guests in six suites, as well as up to 15 crew and two expedition staff. The yacht features a wide range of toys including a custom 11.4m sail boat, two multi-role tenders, motorcycles and vehicles for both road and off-road use.  

Features include a cabana-style bar and lounge with an infinity-edged pool, located beneath the SeaXplorer’s certified helideck. The bridge deck includes a Jacuzzi, a sky lounge and dining area. The yacht also features the SeaXplorer signature bow point observation lounge, offering expansive views of the surrounding scenery.

With her ice class hull and 30 days’ ocean-going autonomy, the SeaXplorer 58 can safely sail to the most extreme and sensitive environments on the planet. The yacht features several sustainable options including a premium synthetic teak deck and waste water tanks, ensuring suitability for operations in zero-discharge zones of outstanding natural beauty.

Damen is also working on the first SeaXplorer 60, which is scheduled for delivery in spring 2024. The yacht will feature a luxurious interior by H2 Yacht Designs and offer enhanced sustainability courtesy of Hybrid by Amels technology. This innovative feature enables cruising at speeds of up to seven knots on electric propulsion, so lowering noise, vibrations and emissions.

This article first appeared on Yacht Style.

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