Designed for diving and exploring some of the world’s remotest regions, expedition yacht SAMAYA is highly customised, created as much for scientific expeditions as for relaxation. Naval architecture is by De Voogt, while the interior living spaces are styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon using multiple cultural influences that reflect the owner’s fondness for travel.
The interior features a dedicated dive centre at the stern and there are 2 tenders of 8.8m and 7.2m to reach some of the more secluded dive spots. For recovery, the main deck aft has a flat-bottomed plunge pool that can be heated to aid in recovery after a dive, and the interiors can be heated up to 30°C to further assist in this process.
Even the exterior reflects the owner’s passion for diving and commitment to preserving marine species: The waterline is a vibrant blue hue in homage to a rare tropical fish seen on a diving expedition, a back-lit manta ray is positioned on the main deck superstructure and the shell-like ‘lunar white’ hull turns pink at sunrise and sunset.
The accommodation provides up to 12 guests with six staterooms, which include an Owner’s suite, a VIP stateroom, and four further guests suites. Her crew quarters provide for up to 16 staff members.
A pair of CAT 3512C engines allow superyacht SAMAYA to reach a maximum speed of 16.4 knots and her fuel capacity of 160,000 litres grants her a range of 5,000 nautical miles. Her interior volume is estimated at 1,600GT and when delivered, she will be among the 200 largest superyachts in the world.