Damen Just Launched a Custom 190-Foot Ice-Class Explorer in Turkey – Robb Report

Damen’s newest fleet member favors pole-to-pole adventures.

The Ice-class Explorer, which recently entered the water in Antalya, Turkey, was written in partnership with naval architects at Azure Yacht Design and extreme travel experts at EYOS Expeditions. The 190-footer, aptly named the CExplorer 58, can stay at sea for up to 30 days at a time and promises luxury even in extreme latitudes.

The yacht was launched on spec and sold to the buyer during construction. According to the Dutch yard, the owner provided “significant input” into the design. The custom vessel is intended for indoor-outdoor living and made for global adventures with family and friends. To overcome this, Dammen said, the future-proof yacht has several sustainable features such as a premium synthetic teak deck and sewage tanks to reduce environmental impact.

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Designed by Design Unlimited, the interior is labeled as “individual and impressive”. The layout includes six luxurious suites for up to 12 guests, cabins for 15 crew and two expedition crew. On the bridge deck, you’ll find a sky lounge and dining area with prime views. Sailors can enjoy even more panoramic views from CExplorer’s signature observation lounge in the bow.

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Outside, meanwhile, you can relax in the cabana-style bar and lounge, cool off in the giant infinity pool or soak in the Jacuzzi on the bridge deck. To encourage further exploration, the yacht has a helideck and a wide range of toys, including a custom 37-foot sailboat, two tenders, two motorcycles and vehicles for on- and off-road use.

CExplorer will undergo her final construction phase in preparation for delivery to her owner in the spring of ’58. “We are very pleased to have successfully achieved this milestone of the project,” Tolga Karakadal, manager of yachting operations at Antalya Shipyard, said in a statement. “The first time you see a boat in the water, it’s obvious that she’s turning her head.”

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This is actually the first CExplorer yacht built in Turkey, but it won’t be the last. In fact, Damen is already working on a larger hybrid model. “After this, we will continue our work, creating the first CExplorer 60, which is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2024,” adds Enrique Tintor, CExplorer Design Management.


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