One of the world’s greatest expedition yachts joins the Edmiston charter fleet

One of the world’s greatest expedition yachts joins the Edmiston charter fleet

One of the world’s best expedition yachts, Game Changer is ready to take on charters which will sate the thirst for travel of even the most adventurous spirit.

Start planning your next adventure on board the 72.25m 2017 Damen-built explorer yacht GAME CHANGER, ready to travel the world once more following a major refit in 2020.

With the desire for explorer travel on the rise, the highly capable yacht has earned her stripes when it comes to global exploration, having recently completed a world voyage for ocean research. GAME CHANGER’s five-star dive resort, which includes superb dive equipment for up to 12 guests, also makes her well equipped for a dive holiday of a lifetime.

GAME CHANGER has accommodation for 11 guests on board, across five cabins, as well as six support staff, and she comes with an adventurous crew of 16.

In 2020, GAME CHANGER underwent a 10-month refit, which saw her entire stern remodelled, including an extension that features a new swim platform and a heated beach club for chilly mornings in Antarctica. In addition, GAME CHANGER has a new interior theme by Struik & Hammerslag and there have been upgrades to vibration and noise control.

Thanks to numerous high-tech accessories and toys – including a three-person custom-built C-Researcher submarine by U-boat with WASSP sonar, and a six-person custom Airbus helicopter – guests can experience deep dives over 1,000 metres beneath the surface of the sea and soar 1,000 metres up into the sky in some of the world’s most unexplored locations.

Explorer charters in 2021

GAME CHANGER will cruise from Europe to the Caribbean and Bahamas for Christmas and before continuing to the Americas, where her itinerary will depend on charter enquiries.

GAME CHANGER’S plans for summer 2021 are very much open – step aboard for an off-the-beaten track charter to Iceland, Norway or Alaska, or even book her for a long charter in the Med. In winter 2022, she may well head back to Antarctica, a place she visited in 2019. However, as a standalone expedition vessel, the cruising possibilities on GAME CHANGER really are endless.

Consider how much work you’re willing to do

Though taking ownership of a yacht you fall in love with immediately is the dream, for many, it’s just that: a dream.

If you find the right yacht on the brokerage market straight away, our brokers will be able to oversee a sale in a relatively short timeframe, however, if you’re looking to restore an existing yacht or buy a new build, timeframes can be much, much longer.

Often, buyers have a picture in their mind of their ideal yacht but when they start perusing the market, and when their broker asks the right questions, they realise it doesn’t exist…yet. This is where custom-builds come in. Custom builds add both time and money to the buying process, but it’s an incredible experience and ultimately, you end up with the perfect yacht which will make the journey worth it.

Set a budget

You may have a figure in mind of how much you would like to spend on buying a yacht, but there are additional costs to take into consideration, like maintenance, yard fees, insurance, crew wages, and fuel.

Hans Van Doornmalen adds: “Of course, you need to budget for the purchase and consider whether it’s best to buy outright or use yacht finances, but you’ll also have to factor in annual running costs and be realistic about what you’d be comfortable spending on yachting each year.”

GAME CHANGER comes with numerous tenders for further exploration, including a 12m Intrepid and an 8m custom build Landing Craft which is the perfect platform for viewing and documenting wildlife and carrying her ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) used for research, HD filming and submersible support.

Key Features

  • PADI 5* dive resort
  • Crew experienced in expedition and wildlife charters
  • Proven world-cruiser
  • Custom helicopter Airbus H130 with commercially certified heli deck
  • Submersible, perfect for deep dives explorations up to 1140m
  • High-tech media with the latest equipment for research and filming on land and underwater
  • Accommodation for 11 Guests, plus six support staff & guides
  • Extensive water toy selection

For more information on GAME CHANGER, please contact us.


02 December 2020

Written by:

Caroline Munier