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World’s first private icebreaker with its own deep-sea submarine is launched

World’s first private icebreaker is launched: £79.5m vessel with its own deep-sea submarine is available to charter for £665,000 per week after it was commissioned by Russian billionaire

  • La Datcha, commissioned by Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov, is 253ft-long and charters at £665k a week 
  • Icebreaker features a deep-sea submarine, 2 helipads, snowmobiles and on-board sauna and massage room  
  • The ship, which cost £79.5million to build, can stay at sea for 40 days thanks to its advanced fuel system

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The world’s first private icebreaker ship with its own deep-sea submarine is now available to charter for £665,000 a week after it was commissioned by a Russian billionaire.  

The 253ft long ship called La Datcha was commissioned by Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov, 52, but is also available for private charter for the mega rich.

The vessel features a deep-sea submarine, two helipads and snowmobiles and can stay afloat without refuelling for 40 days.

Pictured: The La Datcha is towed out to sea. The £665,000 per week icebreaker can stay afloat for 40 days without refuelling

Pictured: The world's first private icebreaker ship, La Datcha, which is able to reach the most remote destinations on earth, is available to charter for a staggering £665,000 a week after being launched this week in the Netherlands

Pictured: The world’s first private icebreaker ship, La Datcha, which is able to reach the most remote destinations on earth, is available to charter for a staggering £665,000 a week after being launched this week in the Netherlands

Pictured: The La Datcha being towed from its dock in the Netherlands. The boat, which is the world's first icebreaker, features a deep-sea submarine and two helipdads

Pictured: The La Datcha being towed from its dock in the Netherlands. The boat, which is the world’s first icebreaker, features a deep-sea submarine and two helipdads

The ship was launched this week by shipbuilding firm Damen Yachting from her building hall in the port city of Vlissingen in the Netherlands. 

La Datcha cost Tinkov, who is the chairman of Tinkoff Bank and worth £950million ($1.2billion), an estimated £79.5million to build.  

An icebreaker is traditionally used to navigate through icy waters and provide safe passage for other boats and ships. 

Oleg Tinkoff, chairman of the Board of Directors at Tinkoff Bank, talking on the phone in 2018 in St Petersburg

Oleg Tinkoff, chairman of the Board of Directors at Tinkoff Bank, talking on the phone in 2018 in St Petersburg

Pictured: An aerial view of the La Datcha icebreaker in the Netherlands. The ship was launched this week by shipbuilding firm Damen Yachting from her building hall in the port city of Vlissingen in the Netherlands. La Datcha cost a reported £79.5million to build

Pictured: An aerial view of the La Datcha icebreaker in the Netherlands. The ship was launched this week by shipbuilding firm Damen Yachting from her building hall in the port city of Vlissingen in the Netherlands. La Datcha cost a reported £79.5million to build

An icebreaker is traditionally used to navigate through icy waters and provide safe passage for other boats and ships

An icebreaker is traditionally used to navigate through icy waters and provide safe passage for other boats and ships

Thanks to advanced fuel tank and waste disposal systems, La Datcha (pictured in the Netherlands) can spend up to 40 days on open sea without the need to return to port to refuel

Thanks to advanced fuel tank and waste disposal systems, La Datcha (pictured in the Netherlands) can spend up to 40 days on open sea without the need to return to port to refuel

Thanks to advanced fuel tank and waste disposal systems, La Datcha can spend up to 40 days on open sea without the need to return to port to refuel. 

And while would-be passengers are out exploring the high seas, they will be living in the lap of luxury.

Crew members and guests can take out the snowmobiles, relax in a sauna, frequent the massage room or take a dip in one of two onboard hot tubs. 

The world s first private icebreaker ship which is able to reach the most remote destinations on earth is available to charter for a staggering £665,000 a week

The world s first private icebreaker ship which is able to reach the most remote destinations on earth is available to charter for a staggering £665,000 a week

In total there are six cabins, each featuring a dressing room, lavatory and either a shower or bathtub. 

The icebreaker, intended for travel to both the north and south poles as well as tropical regions, is designed to hold 24 crew and 12 additional passengers.

Mr Tinkoff told media company Yacht Harbour: ‘The world is so big and our life is so short that we need to explore as much as possible.’ 



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