A blade above the rest! Revealing the 252-foot superyacht which comes with TWO helicopters

A blade above the rest! The 252-foot superyacht that comes with TWO helicopters as owner combines ‘outdoor adventure with ultimate comfort‘

Taking the world of adventure yachting to new heights, one expedition vessel comes complete with two Airbus helicopters. 

The 252-foot SeaXplorer 77, from Dutch ship builders Damen, has been commissioned by an unnamed client who has a passion for the outdoors and wants to use the choppers for heliskiing and touching down in remote places.

Explaining the inspiration behind his luxury cruiser, the anonymous owner said: ‘Some people think that fans of outdoor activities should stay in fleabag motels and dry their wet socks on radiators. 

Taking the world of adventure yachting to new heights, one expedition vessel comes complete with two Airbus helicopters

The 252-foot SeaXplorer 77, from Dutch builder Damen, has been commissioned by an unnamed client who has a passion for the outdoors and wants to use the choppers for heliskiing

‘I believe that you can combine the most active outdoor adventures and sports with ultimate comfort.‘ 

In total, the SeaXplorer 77 will be able to hold 25 crew members and 12 passengers with six opulent suites.

So that guests can soak up the views, there are various panoramic lounges including a unique observation room at the bow.

Other on board amenities will include jacuzzis, a spa and state-of-the-art gym.

There will also be a large room to store ski equipment, snowmobiles and other sporting gear.

After working up an appetite on the slopes, guests can return to five-star cuisine rustled up in the spacious galley. 

Moving to the outside area, there will be a fully-certified landing deck for the helicopters and an enclosed hangar to protect them from the elements.

In total, the SeaXplorer 77 will be able to hold 25 crew members and 12 passengers with six opulent suites. So that guests can soak up the views, there are various panoramic lounges including a unique observation room at the bow

So that the yacht can operate in icy waters, it will be built with a reinforced ice-class hull

So that the yacht can operate in icy waters, it will be built with a reinforced ice-class hull. 

It is understood the owner of the boat wanted two helicopters as operating in remote areas is notoriously difficult with ‘unpredictable turbulence‘ and ‘the possibility of poor visibility‘.

Therefore a back up mode of transport is described as being ‘more of a necessity than a luxury‘.  

The SeaXplorer 77 is scheduled to be launched in 2020 and declined to give any word on price.

Computer renderings give an idea of what the slick vessel will look like, with a fairly classic appearance bar the huge helideck.

Further bolstering its explorer credentials, the SeaXplorer 77 will be able to operate for 40 days at sea without refuelling.

Apparently the owner of the boat wants two helicopters as operating in remote areas is notoriously difficult with ‘unpredictable turbulence‘ and ‘the possibility of poor visibility‘. Therefore a back up mode of transport is described as being ‘more of a necessity than a luxury‘

The owner of the luxury yacht plans to use it for exploring, with the helicopters dropping passengers off at remote places

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