Damen launches 55m New Frontiers
Published: Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Holland’s Damen Yachts launched its latest 55m vessel YS5009 New Frontiers in its Yacht Support range on July 10. She is scheduled for delivery in September and is confirmed to appear at the Monaco Yacht Show (September 27-30).
(Photos: Damen Yachts - New Frontiers)
The key features of New Frontiers include three suites for six guests – with the owner’s suite on the main deck, extra accommodation for four staff, pilots, security and guides, a 30sqm lounge and dining area, a 50sqm sun deck, an aft adventure centre with large storage as well as the 240sqm helipad and main deck area with standard fitting for modular tender cradles and containers.
The vessel of 496gt can go up to 20 knots and 5,000nm and she can carry a helicopter of up to 3,700kg take-off weight. While New Frontiers shares its semi-displacement Damen Sea Axe platform with previous Yacht Support vessels like Fast & Furious, Damen’s design team have come up with some enhanced features.
Rose Damen, Commercial Director of Damen Yachts, said: “New Frontiers is ripping up the rule book. It’s still a Yacht Support vessel, but you can’t put this vessel into one category or another – and that reflects exactly the wishes of our clients. They want their holiday to be about freedom and spontaneity – New Frontiers makes that possible.
“Whether it’s a weekend dive adventure trip away from their superyacht or enjoying two locations at once linked by helicopter, it’s all about unforgettable experiences and freedom. We’re very excited to introduce New Frontiers in Monaco.”
Damen Product Director Mark Vermeulen commented: “A Yacht Support vessel offers superyacht owners more luxury yachting fun than ever, but at a much lower Total Cost of Ownership than acquiring more capability with a larger yacht. Plus, they get all the benefits of flexible operations, straightforward maintenance and privacy. That’s why we call it the Smart Stretch.”
In total 11 Damen Yacht Support vessels have been delivered or are in build.