When one yacht won’t get the job done
At the risk of stealing the spotlight from the superyachts it supports, the newly upgraded 55-metre Damen Yacht Support 5009 took centre stage during the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Damen not only brought a purpose-built showcase model, it displayed the yacht Fast & Furious, the very first example from the updated YS 5009 line. Accompanying the vessel was a full complement of toys, tenders, a submersible, and dive equipment.
Following the success of the 69-metre YS 6911 (currently, the company has delivered or begun construction on nine support vessels), Damen’s engineers and designers focused their attention on reimagining the 5009. The new design is available with a broad list of pre-engineered options, including space for submersibles, sailboats, a touch-and-go helipad, and an all-weather-protection hangar with design options. The vessel was made available to tour at the show. (yacht-support.nl)