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Damen’s 55.5m adventure yacht Power Play nears completion

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Gemma Fottles

The 55.5-metre vessel Power Play currently under construction at Dutch shipyard Damen is nearing completion, the yard has recently announced. Upon completion this summer, she will mark the sixth successfully delivery of the YS 5009 design in Damen’s ever-popular Yacht Support range. Power Play exterior designDamen’s Product Director, Mark Vermeulen, comments on the success of the yard’s Yacht Support range as a reflection of the changing times in yachting: “It’s inspiring to see how a new generation of owners is driving this market. It’s very dynamic, it’s not the conventional thinking about luxury yachting. Our clients have fantastic ideas for diving, aircraft, luxury toys and serious boats. They are planning adventures of a lifetime and even getting involved in underwater exploration, science, film-making or racing yacht events. As a shipbuilder, it’s exciting to be a part of making their ideas a reality.

Power Play interior designLike previous deliveries, Ad-Vantage, Axis and Shadow, the new addition to the Damen fleet has been configured for a blend of adventure and superyacht support functions. On Power Play, the Damen team has included several enhancements, including a 50 square-metre Aft Adventure Centre, increased autonomy and facilities for operating in zero-discharge zones such as marine nature reserves.Power Play exterior designPhoto: DamenThe yacht accommodates six guests on board across three suites, making her suitable for short breaks away from the mother yacht or even a complete yachting solution. She reaches speeds above 20 knots.

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