Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Sea trials for the new Damen designed, Amels built 67-metre ‘Sea Axe’ class Yacht Support ship named 6711 have been completed off the coast of Holland.
During the trials 6711 performed well and achieved speeds of over 22 knots, with good sea keeping manners. Built in Amels’ main North Sea shipyard the support vessel’s grey hull and white superstructure are faired and painted to superyacht standard. Due for delivery ahead of schedule, 6711 features a comprehensive dive centre that includes its own decompression chamber.
Rob Luijendijk from Amels commented, “We are seeing an increasing number of superyacht owners appreciate the benefits of a well-equipped support vessel customised to their particular requirements. This is why we are developing even larger options up to 90 metres in length. Damen has already delivered three yacht support vessels and has another four under construction.”
Amels is the exclusive, luxury yacht-building member of the family-owned Dutch Damen Shipyards Group, established in 1927. The company also manages the sales and marketing for the Damen-built range of large support vessels.