328-foot mega yacht is literally breaking ground in the Artic

 

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A good ice-breaker can be hard to come by. When meeting new people at a party or trying to penetrate some of the densest surfaces in the Antarctic. This pioneering piece of floating luxury might be able to help in both situations.

Making its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, the appropriately named SeaXplorer, the giant ship endorses the mission of taking passengers to the coldest and most isolated parts of the world. While that may not sound like a warm welcome, this yacht has some pretty cool features, like an outdoor heated deck, icebreakers to divide frozen barriers and a 40 day run period before needing to port. The SeaXplorer is build for the true trailblazer.

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While it’s hard to believe that a leisure ship has what it takes to face the elements, some of the reinforcements include an ice-breaking stern and a Polar Class hull, allowing it to fully penetrate the Arctic terrain. It is also the first privatized expedition yacht that meets to the Polar Class specification, which will be a requirement to embark in the polar regions in 2017.

A few rendering where released that highlight some of the luxurious perks of cruising a sea of ice.

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The top deck lounge features multiple fire pits to cozy up to under the stars.

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Inside the ships interior exhibits a sleek and modern decor with clean lines and giant open windows to keep you in the midst of the glaciers.

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An observation deck presents even more incredible views to the landscape and horizons.

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The SeaXplorer Fleet has two smaller models, while the largest is 328 feet long. That model allows enough space for 30 guests to sleep comfortably and 50 crewmen.

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If the cold is getting to you, no worries, there is a enough space for a helicopter pad in the rear of the ship, enabling the full James Bond experience.

Source and images: Business Insider