Damen Shipyards Group, in cooperation with its superyacht-building subsidiary Amels, has awarded the contract for the complete supply of advanced electrical systems onboard its new expedition yacht, the SeaXplorer 77, to Admarel of the Netherlands.

The SeaXplorer 77 is capable of supporting extreme sports and remote exploration in both polar and equatorial latitudes with a particular emphasis on helicopter operations. Construction will take place at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, with the outfitting taking place in 2019/20 at Amels' Dutch yard.

Admarel is delivering a complete suite of AV/ IT, CCTV and internal communication systems, including the VSAT and TVRO systems. The company, part of Dutch systems integrator Alewijnse Marine, designs, supplies and maintains electronics systems that keep superyachts safe, secure and connected.

“We trust that this order is the start of a long-term relationship with Damen regarding their exciting new range of SeaXplorer vessels,” says Admarel sales director Stefan Nieuwenhuys.

“I am very proud of our sales and engineering teams who have been working with dedication, patience and great passion on this project and I can see the same commitment within the project team executing the work. I can’t wait to see the vessel sail in 2020.”

Admarel has already delivered three yachts this year with AV/IT packages onboard and is currently working on another six yachts in build at several Dutch superyacht yards.