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Damen’s custom 70m toy machine Game Changer sets out on global expedition

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Laura Nicholls

The 69.15-metre expedition superyacht Game Changer has embarked on her world voyage following extensive modifications during her refit at the Damen shipyard. Game Changer was Damen's fourth Yacht Support vessel to be sold following her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017. Her owner is set to take her around the world for marine conservation, ocean research, documenting ocean biodiversity and luxury dive expeditions.
Game Changer anchoredPhoto: Tom van OossanenDuring her eight-month refit at the Damen shipyard her guest and crew areas were refurbished and modifications were made to accommodate a range of toys and equipment. She now features a new, well-stocked custom dive centre with Moondog Diving tri-mix facilities and a fully certified helideck and below-deck heli hangar for her custom Airbus H130 T2 helicopter.Game Changer garagePhoto: Tom van OossanenOther toys onboard Game Changer include the custom-built C-Researcher submarine by U-Boat Worx, which can take guests up to 1,100 metres underwater, and the underwater electric robotic system Falcon ROV.Game Changer deckPhoto: Tom van Oossanen“It has been a long and intense period of work preparing Game Changer for the exciting projects that lie ahead,” owners representative Mike Rouse comments. “We are confident we are starting this exciting journey with a very capable vessel.”

Game Changer aerialPhoto: Tom van OossanenThe Yacht Support superyacht has an impressive capacity to carry extra provisions to remote locations and is certified for Arctic and Antarctic operations. During her expeditions, Game Changer will be managed by a crew of 15 onboard travelling at speeds up to a maximum of 21 knots, or cruising speed of 16 knots with the help of four MTU 16V 4000 M63L diesel engines.

Game Changer aerialPhoto: Tom van Oossanen

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