Recently launched Damen Yacht Support is a Game Changer
Damen will deliver its latest 70-metre Yacht Support Game Changer in May. Yacht owners take their Yacht Support vessels all over the world in support of the mother yacht.
“Our clients want to go to exciting new destinations with less established superyacht infrastructure and they want to have more fun with larger tenders, larger helicopters and submersibles,” comments Damen Product Director Mark Vermeulen. “They also want to take more staff, guides, pilots and security personnel with them.
Game Changer is the massive leap forward in capability that they need, but at a much lower cost than a larger yacht. Plus, they get all the benefits of flexible operations and privacy. That’s why we call it the Smart Stretch.
With a dedicated 250m2 open deck space, above deck facilities include amongst other things a fully certified helideck and large deck cranes for improved logistics and object handling. Once landed on the helideck, a state-of-the-art lift system allows lowering the helicopter into the hangar below deck to protect it from the elements and for refuelling. Additional one-off facilities below deck include a 110m2 storage space or dive center, offices and accommodation for 22 crew and staff.
Game Changer is a fantastic showcase of the Yacht Support solutions that our most adventurous clients are looking for and is a welcome addition to Damen’s existing portfolio of eleven Yacht Support vessels delivered or in build.