Damen Cruise inks first contract with SeaDream yacht club
A new project is getting underway at Damen Shipyards Mangalia. The yard has signed contracts for all three of the sectors of Damen’s new CRO (cruise, RoPax and Offshore) venture. Amongst these is the contract for a new 115-metre Mega Yacht for Oslo-based Seadream Yacht Club, Damen’s first newbuild cruise ship contract. SeaDream will operate the 155-metre Mega Yacht on luxury voyages all over the world.
SVP sales and marketing Damen Cruise Andrea Trevisan said, “We are delighted to sign this historic contract with which the Damen Shipyards Group enters the cruise market. We feel very honoured that SeaDream has chosen Damen to deliver this special project and are looking forward to a long-term cooperation with this unique ultra-luxury brand.
”There has been an immediate connection with Seadream, a family company like Damen. We felt inspired by the company’s philosophy and by Mr Atle Brynestad, a pioneer in the luxury cruise industry. His passion throughout the design and contractual stage of this project has been simply contagious to all of us within the Damen organisation.”
The Mega Yacht, a purpose-built ship, will be prepared to operate in destinations, including polar and tropical, around the world. As such, the vessel will boast ice class Polar Code 6 credentials.
“We were drawn to Damen Shipyards for their excellent reputation and proven track-record as innovators in the shipbuilding industry,” said Atle Brynestad, Owner, Chairman and CEO of SeaDream. “Damen Shipyards understood our vision from the very beginning, making them a natural fit for this venture. We are looking forward to working closely with the Damen team to bring this dream to reality.”
The Mega Yacht for SeaDream will be completely constructed and outfitted, including the interior, at Damen’s Mangalia yard. Damen will commence construction of the vessel in October this year, with a scheduled delivery date of September 2021.