Damen Yachting's 77m SeaXPlorer La Datcha Delivered
The highly anticipated 77m SeaXplorer La Datcha has departed the Damen Yachting shipyard in the Netherlands. Her maiden voyage marks the beginning of her life as a charter vessel with a difference, embarking on an adventurous itinerary set to impress the most daring and discerning of charter guests.
The explorer yacht forms part of the La Datcha Tinkoff Collection, assembled by Russian entrepreneur and founder of Tinkoff Bank Oleg Tinkov. From heli-skiing in Kamchatka to diving along the coast of Papua New Guinea, Damen Yachting have released that La Datcha’s go-anywhere itinerary form part of the yacht’s unique appeal as ‘the first purpose built expedition yacht with a fixed itinerary and commercial goal.’
Overseen by Fraser Yachts and Owner’s Representative Stefano Feltrin, Chief Executive Officer of La Datcha - Tinkoff Collection, the finalisation of La Datcha’s build marked a momentous occasion for all parties involved.
Stefano commented, ‘The owner’s team is thrilled to take delivery of LA DATCHA and start her journey which commenced on the drawing board years ago and will continue in the remote and beautiful places on Earth. We are thankful to the whole Damen Yachting family for all these months working together in very challenging times. The great end result represented the LA DATCHA yacht has been achieved thanks to the relentless efforts of many talented people that joined forces to make this happen. We felt at home in The Netherlands and at Damen Yachting’s shipyard and are very proud and excited to sail today on such a magnificent yacht.’
The Owner’s vision for La Datcha has always been very succinct, Damen Yachting added - for charter guests to ‘set out on the journey of a lifetime to places others can’t reach — exclusive adventures to share with friends and family in total comfort, style and safety’. The result is the ultimate harmony of rugged explorer capabilities with luxurious comfort and style.
The largest of Damen Yachting’s successful SeaXPlorer range, there is no doubt that La Datcha’s adventures will transform yacht charter as we know it. Managing Director of Damen Yachting Rose Damen explained the significance of the delivery for the Dutch yard:
‘It is always a very proud moment for everyone who has been involved in the build when a yacht departs our yard. The departure of LA DATCHA is certainly no exception and has definitely been highly anticipated. The interest in her has been phenomenal. She’s a real head-turner with a unique proposition and is not afraid to stand out from the crowd.’
Rose Damen also commented on the significance of La Datcha’s smooth delivery coming at the end of a particularly challenging year. ’In a year that has challenged us all with COVID, new working measures and travel restrictions, it is incredible to see LA DATCHA head off on the adventures she was built to achieve. That is down to the dedication of everyone involved in this project from our own teams at our yards, to our co-makers and the Owner’s teams. We are looking forward to following her adventures as she heads off to explore the world’s far-reaching destinations.’
Managed by Edmiston brokerage, guests onboard La Datcha can expect a totally unique take on charter as they know it. With a range and autonomy geared at taking on previously impossible adventures and environments, La Datcha will be able to go where very few yachts have travelled. In contrast to the oftentimes wild and remote conditions she will be exploring in, guests will be able to enjoy La Datcha’s sumptuous interiors crafted by the Tinkoff Collection’s interior designer Vasiliy Sphrits, making for a truly unique and unparalleled experience.
"The owner’s team is thrilled to take delivery of LA DATCHA and start her journey which commenced on the drawing board years ago and will continue in the remote and beautiful places on Earth."