Damen Yacht Support Vessel Fast & Furious Sold
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.
(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.
“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.