BY APB Staff on 11 Nov 2020

The 77-metre crossover is ready to take on an impressive charter itinerary that spans Asia

The 77-metre SeaXplorer La Datcha has departed the Damen Yachting yard in the Netherlands, ready to take on an impressive charter itinerary that will take in everything from heli-skiing in Kamchatka to dive adventures off Papua New Guinea.

Luxury expedition yacht La Datcha, part of La Datcha Tinkoff Collection, is the first purpose-built expedition yacht with a fixed itinerary and commercial goal. She’s currently ranked number 5 in the top 10 charter superyachts in the Asia-Pacific.

The build of La Datcha was managed by Fraser Yachts and overseen by Owner’s Representative Stefano Feltrin, Chief Executive Officer of La Datcha Tinkoff Collection, who has been involved with the project from day one.

“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,” says Feltrin. “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 behind La Datcha is 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 crossover, combining rugged capability designed for adventure with luxury comfort and style.  


In addition to industry intrigue and interest, there is also an achievement for the yard behind this delivery as Rose explains. “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.”


As part of the Tinkoff Collection, La Datcha is available for charter. Managed by Edmiston, onboard guests can expect a unique take on charter opportunities, adventure-focused activities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. La Datcha’s range and autonomy provides enormous capability to cruise to more remote areas, some without serious infrastructure or large populations – rugged environments with huge potential for adventure, fewer people, more wildlife and places where very few yachts have travelled. In contrast to the itinerary characteristics, guests will be treated to the uncompromised comfort of custom superyacht interiors by the Label’s interior designer, Vasiliy Spirits, who is behind each of the Tinkoff Collection properties’ unique interior style and personality.