Damen launched its new 70-metre yacht support vessel named Game Changer last week. Game Changer follows previous support vessels such as Garcon, 6711, and Intrepid in the shipyard’s 70-metre segment. She becomes the 11th support yacht launched by Damen.
As with Intrepid, Game Changer is fitted with a certified helipad on her aft deck that allows a helicopter to be lowered below deck into the safety of an enclosed hangar. She come complete with onboard refueling capabilities.
Other on-deck features include 250 square metres of outdoor storage space with an additional 110 square metres of indoor storage space, including an onboard dive centre, below deck.
“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. “Game Changer is the massive leap forward in capability that they need, but at a much lower cost than a larger yacht.”
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA