La Datcha, is the world’s first private icebreaker. It was launched last week. La Datcha is a luxury crossover vessel, an expedition ship made for global cruising that has all the amenities for a superyacht.
It is commissioned by Russian banker named Oleg Tinkov, who also had a say in its design, La Datcha is nearing completion with Damen Yachting. As it was launched in the sea, before being officially delivered to the owner in September this year, La Datcha will be moved to Damen Yachtings city for final fittings
Tinkov, as we reported in a previous story, only plans to use the explorer for 20 weeks a year, so he’s chartering it the rest of the time with Edmiston Yachts. Costing an estimated $100 million to build, renting La Datcha will set you back $824,500 a week before fuel and provisions.
For this money, one can have the best experience in life. La Datcha is a 252-foot (77-meter) Ice Class vessel, and elegant and capable in equal measure. With the capacity to accommodate 12 guests (in six staterooms, including two master cabins and one VIP suite) and 35 staff, it was designed as a “floating chalet” at Tinkov’s specification, with 40-day autonomy.
It has every amenity possible, from a fully-equipped gym to a jacuzzi and observation lounge. However, it stands out for the most impressive array of water toys and exploring gear, in addition to two operational helicopters that will be stored in a dedicated hangar. Two beach lander tenders, two expedition RIBs, two snow scooters, a three-person submersible and a dive center with its own decompression chamber are at the top of that list.