Published: Friday, 23 December 2016

Dutch shipyard Damen has sold its 55-metre (181-feet) Fast & Furious from the Yacht Support range to an American client. The model YS 5009 was showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show Sept 28-Oct 1 and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov 3-7, where the client has become the Owner.

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(Photos: Damen - Fast & Furious)

The client was represented by Thom Conboy and Chris Collins of Ocean Independence Americas, who previously also represented the buyer of the Damen vessel Ad-Vantage.

“In total, 10 vessels from the 43 to 90-metre Damen Yacht Support range (142 to 293 ft) were sold or in build. New client enquiries have soared following visits on Fast & Furious in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale,” says Damen Yacht Support Product Director Mark Vermeulen. “The sale of Fast & Furious further proves how the Yacht Support solution is becoming an established ‘smart stretch’ for Owners of all size superyachts.

Damen Yacht Support Vessel Fast Furious Sold

“Owners want bigger tenders and a greater variety of toys, as well as helicopters, but they don’t necessarily want to stretch their yacht to carry it all. Compared to acquiring a larger mother yacht with more capability, the ‘existing mother yacht plus Yacht Support’ scenario offers more flexibility, lower total cost of ownership, and a lot more fun.”

Damen introduced the Yacht Support solution in 2009, developed in collaboration with the luxury yacht builder Amels. Damen currently has a 69-metre YS 6911 (227 ft) in build, available from spring 2017, and a 55-metre YS 5009 (181 ft), which is available from autumn 2017.

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