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Damen Yachting will host a three-day event for clients at its yard in the south of the Netherlands September 17-19. . At the “Amels and Damen Yachting Private View 2020”, the yard expects to showcase around 10 yachts from their portfolio of Amels superyachts, SeaXplorers and Yacht Supports. Headlining is La Datcha, the brand new 253-foot (77-meter) SeaXplorer luxury expedition yacht which will be chartering with a worldwide itinerary in 2021.


The team at Damen Yachting developed the event so clients can tour a range of yachts without the safety concerns that have resulted in the cancellation of boat shows including this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.

Damen Yachting Managing Director Rose Damen: “It’s great to see how clients have embraced virtual technology during the last few months, but in our business, nothing can replace the opportunity to step on board a selection of beautifully presented showcase yachts. We’re delighted to offer charter and new build clients the first chance to join us on board our yachts again since this all began. And by hosting them at our yard, we can ensure maximum comfort, safety and privacy with a very limited number of VIP guests invited.”


Private viewing is by invitation only and there is no general admission to the yard. For clients unable to attend, VIP virtual tours on board will be arranged.

The Private View line-up confirmed to date:


  • World exclusive charter preview, first SeaXplorer ever on show, at 253-feet (77 meters )she will be the largest yacht showcasing at the event.

Amels 242

  • An Amels Limited Editions, 242-feet/ 74 meters, private yacht showcase. The yard also has a new Amels 242 under construction for 2021 delivery.


  • 180-foot (55-meter) Yacht Support, now under construction at the Damen yard in Antalya, will be heading straight to Vlissingen after completion.

Additional yachts attending will be confirmed in the coming weeks.


Rose continues: “This is something we’ve never done before. Together with the yacht crews at our yard, my family and our team are looking forward to welcoming our guests for a very special private visit to the yachts in top presentation with full luxury service. We have a helicopter landing area on site so our guests and their families can enjoy the experience securely and privately – almost like having a whole boat show just for themselves. And at the same time, we have boats in production right next door for fast delivery in 2021 so it makes the whole decision-making process very transparent for our clients. We’re also missing the boats how buzz, so we’re very excited about making this happen in September.”