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9 Issues You Didn’t Know In regards to the 253-Foot Expedition Superyacht ‘La Datcha’

9 Issues You Didn’t Know In regards to the 253-Foot Expedition Superyacht ‘La Datcha’


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The 253-foot bronzed La Datcha (meaning “summer house” in Russian) was commissioned by Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov to be the ultimate adventure vessel. It’s an ambition the boat has more than lived up to, remaining one of the few yachts in the world to have braved the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka and even Antarctica.

La Datcha is one of Damen’s SeaXplorer series and was originally meant to be a 236-footer, before the design was extended by another 17 feet to cater for Tinkov’s extensive list of expedition toys, equipment, and operations. So much so, in fact, the entire layout of the main deck aft was reimagined into an enclosed, functional work area for storing toys and tenders. The space includes a dedicated garage for a 30-foot RIB that is launched through a shell door, and a second custom rescue limousine tender designed by Fassmer to be a mini-me of the mothership.

The sharp-edged exterior by Azure Yacht Design is inspired by the jagged edges of polar ice shelves—a theme that continues throughout the boat in both its decor and style, such as the glass-encased elevator that spans all six decks. Delivered in 2020, the expedition superyacht’s globetrotting is set to continue into 2024, with an adventurous year-long charter itinerary that will include Antarctica, the Sea of Cortez, French Polynesia, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Micronesia and Southeast Asia are in its sights for 2025.

Here are nine cool facts you didn’t know about one of the world’s most serious explorer superyachts, now available to charter with TWW Yachts.

Source: Robb Report

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