The SeaXplorer features:
- Retractable stabilizers (for traveling through ice)
- Ice-breaking stern
- Two propulsive units to turn 360 degrees (for turning that ice-breaking stern around)
- Storerooms big enough to hold fresh supplies with reprovisioning on those long trips
- Helicopter landing pad with onboard hanger for protection from inclement weather
For the production, Azure, a yacht design studio, produces hand-drawn sketches. Damen, the Dutch commercial shipping giant, adds its engineering expertise with team reviews. When they approve the design is translated into a full 3D model in Rhino.
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