HOLLAND’S DAMEN YACHTS recently launched the 55m New Frontiers from its Yacht Support range and is scheduled to deliver her in September before the 181-footer exhibits at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 27-30.
One of the yacht’s standout features is the three-suite layout for six guests, including the owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as accommodation for four staff, pilots, security and guides.
The 496gt vessel has a 30sqm lounge and dining area, a 50sqm sun deck, an aft adventure centre with large storage as well as a helipad, which can support a helicopter with up to 3,700kg take-off weight.
The vessel has a 9m beam, a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 5,000nm, and shares the same semi-displacement Damen Sea Axe platform as previous Yacht Support vessels including Fast & Furious.
Rose Damen, Commercial Director of Damen Yachts, said: “New Frontiers is ripping up the rule book. It’s still a Yacht Support vessel, but you can’t put this vessel into one category or another – and that reflects exactly the wishes of our clients. They want their holiday to be about freedom and spontaneity – New Frontiers makes that possible.” Mark Vermeulen, Damen’s Product Director, added: “A Yacht Support vessel offers super yacht owners more luxury-yachting fun than ever, but at a much lower total cost of ownership than acquiring more capability with a larger yacht. Plus, they get all the benefits of flexible operations, straightforward maintenance and privacy. That’s why we call it the Smart Stretch.”
A total of 11 Damen Yacht Support vessels have been delivered or are in build. The Yacht Support range is built by Damen in cooperation with Dutch luxury yacht builder Amels, which also handles sales and marketing of the range.