The new vessel is currently under construction and due for delivery in summer 2019. Burgess Technical Services jas been appointed by the buyer to assist with the rest of the build process.
The Damen Yacht Support team worked with the owner’s team to create a highly customised design based on the YS 5009. When launched, she will be the seventh YS 5009 and, like recent deliveries POWER PLAY, SHADOW and AXIS, she will feature owner and guest interiors. Together with extra staff cabins, abundant storage and high-end service facilities, the whole proven platform comes in at under 500GT.
Amels and Damen Managing Director Rose Damen comments: “This year we hosted POWER PLAY at the Monaco Yacht Show, which attracted a lot of interest. More and more yacht owners want to know what our range offers and how owning a Yacht Support vessel can boost their yachting lifestyle. This latest purchase is a great example that will be a fantastic asset for our client when she is delivered.”
The YS 5009 is a steel semi-displacement vessel with aluminum superstructure. The 12-tonne deck crane is perfect for launching toys, submersibles and large tenders up to 15m (50ft). With Damen’s patented Sea Axe bow form, the vessel has greater seakeeping performance even in rough seas and reaches a top speed of 20kn. Atlantic crossings are no problem for the YS 5009 thanks to a 5,000nm range.