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Damen launches 55m yacht support vessel New Frontiers

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Elizabeth Kelly

Damen has announced the launch of the 55.3-metre support vessel, New Frontiers - the latest support vessel from the Dutch shipyard following that of the 69.15-metre Game Changer earlier this year.

New Frontiers is able to accommodate up to six guests across three suites including a main deck owner's suite. With a large lounge and dining area as well as a spacious 50 sqm sundeck, this support vessel is able to offer luxurious living for expeditions away from the mothership. New Frontiers also boasts a helipad, an adventure centre aft featuring large stores as well as a dive centre, and an A-frame installation to launch and retrieve submersibles.

Rose Damen, Commercial Director at Damen, states: “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. Whether it’s a weekend dive adventure trip away from their superyacht or enjoying two locations at once linked by helicopter, it’s all about unforgettable experiences and freedom.

Damen Product Director Mark Vermeulen continues: “A Yacht Support vessel offers superyacht 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.

Performance wise, New Frontiers has a top speed of 20 knots with a range of 5,000 nm. Due for completion in September 2017, New Frontiers will make her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.

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