Amels and Damen showcase two Yacht Support vessels in Fort Lauderdale
Published: Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Dutch builders Amels and Damen stage a double dose of 55m Damen Yacht Support Adventure configurations (181ft) – Axis and New Frontiers – at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from November 1-5.
(Photo: Amels - New Frontiers)
Not only limit to established superyacht support functions, the two supporting vessels also offer standalone adventures, such as a weekend away from the mother yacht on sport fishing in the Bahamas, action-packed dive and submersible excursions in Southeast Asia, and being in two places at once connected by helicopter.
The New Frontiers is currently en route across the Atlantic after her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. It has a 30sqm main deck panoramic lounge (323sqft), plus a host of yachting enhancements. It will display a Triton submersible and a helicopter on its aft deck in Fort Lauderdale.
The Damen-built Axis is not only a support vessel for the owner’s superyacht – carrying tenders, a submersible and a sea plane – but also caters to guests with a huge party deck, outdoor grill and accommodation for up to nine guests. It will be berthed at the show’s Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina location, accessed with a private tender service.
The Dutch yard will also feature a 111m Amels Full Custom concept scale model (366ft) with an exterior by H2 Yacht Design, and the new SeaXplorer 55 – the latest development in the 55-100m expedition yacht range (181 to 328ft).
Since 1991, the Amels yard has been part of the Dutch family-owned Damen Shipyards Group – one of the world’s largest builders of fast craft, naval ships, offshore and deep-sea research vessels with 33 yards worldwide.