From Damen Yachts, a shipyard renowned for producing ‘go-anywhere’ support vessels and explorer yachts comes 77m/252ft E/Y LA DATCHA to be launched in 2020 and available for Southeast Asia luxury yacht charters.
Sturdily constructed with a powerful modern exterior, there is plenty of space onboard for outdoor relaxation and observation at any of her destinations. The pristine, light-filled interiors by Vasily Shprits for a home away from home and come with a great selection of must-have modern-day amenities to make the hours fly by during transit.
As guests cruise between the Sulawesi Islands of Indonesia or the stunning beaches of Thailand, there are plenty of places outdoors to sit back and watch the changing scenery over morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset: The main deck aft is partially shaded and comes furnished with sparse seating for intimate conversation between small groups. The nearby hangars and tender garages offer efficient transport and there is a shaded outdoor lounge for those wanting to wait outside in the fresh air for the helicopter to be ready.
Both the upper deck and bridge deck host an elegant alfresco dining table to seat 12, the latter location within a ‘winter garden’ surrounded by glass. There is also seating along the stern for after-dinner drinks and conversation where guests can take in sweeping views over the stern of the surrounding mangroves and mountainous islands.
The sundeck is the perfect place to rest in the sunshine and enjoy some peace and quiet outdoors on the forward sofa/sunbeds or on the sunbeds to the aft following a dip into the Jacuzzi. For the best views onboard and a secluded space away from the group, the crow’s nest is sure to be a popular spot for young children as well as those looking to appreciate the surroundings in the fresh sea air.
Indoors the decor is fresh and contemporary, combining back-lit walls with geometric designs or semiprecious stones with natural tones and materials as well as cream fabrics. After returning from a long day at the beach and exploring such destinations as Bali on land, guests have the option of accessing the beach club immediately, within which is an ambient spa massage room and steam room as well s a gym that uses the main decor colours and materials.
The main salon on the upper deck is dominated by the circular formal dining area for 12, further enhanced by the glamorous modern chandelier and benefiting from a nearby bar, a drinks/games table and large windows for connection to the destination even in the air-conditioned surroundings. The lounge to the aft is a cosy setting for group gatherings, and the forward cabinetry hides a high-quality pop-up TV for evening entertainment.
An observation lounge is situated on the main deck forward and is furnished with an abundance of comfortable seating for group gatherings and quiet contemplation indoors with excellent views of the surroundings.
One last indoor/outdoor lounge can be found to the aft of the bridge deck, where glass surroundings create a winter garden for dining, sunbathing and spending time in conversation or working on hobbies in the lounge setting.
Indonesia has some of the world’s best dive sites – some would argue the best – and guests onboard can discover for themselves the hidden underwater beauty home to delicate seahorses and colourful nudibranchs by using the onboard dive centre or the three-person submersible. Wherever luxury yacht LA DATCHA travels, there is a wealth of onboard vehicles and toys for travel by land or sea, and the collection aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre includes:
- 2 x Snow scooters
- 4 x Waverunners
- 3 x Seabobs
- 1 x surfboard
- Stand-Up Paddleboards
- Windsurf and kitesurf gear
- A water slide, and
- Fat wheels bicycles
During transit, there is a well-equipped gym onboard for guests to wear off excess energy or some of the indulgent dinners produced by the professional onboard chef.
The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests and is placed across six en-suite cabins: 2 Master suites and 4 VIP staterooms convertible to twin cabins.
The Master suites are placed on the upper deck and bridge decks respectively, and both come with a king-sized bed, their own private lounge and a generous en-suite bathroom with a bathtub as well as a shower.
The VIP staterooms are located on the lower deck and all provide their occupants with plenty of space and excellent facilities.
The crew of 25 will be on hand to provide first-class service and expertise throughout every charter.
Constructed by a shipyard renowned for their expedition yachts designed to reach the far corners of the Earth, once explorer yacht LA DATCHA becomes available for charter in 2020/21 is sure to be a popular choice in Southeast Asia and beyond.