Damen announced the sale of their latest 55.3-metre Yacht Support Vessel, New Frontiers, just before Christmas. Now named Shadow, she was built on speculation and completed last summer before being officially revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show.
The sale of New Frontiers comes around a year after the sale of Fast & Furious (now Axis), and follows New Frontiers' support of demonstration dives of Triton’s superyacht-optimised Triton 1650/3 LP submersible during a four-day event in the Balearic Islands last October.
Regarding the support and adventure market, one of the first Damen Yacht Support vessels, Umbra, has recently gained international attention with Sir David Attenborough on board during the filming of the acclaimed Blue Planet II documentary from the BBC. Umbra - equipped with an ocean research laboratory - was utilised by the film crew as a base for submersible operations and divers, as well as for searching and filming by helicopter.
Commercial Director Rose Damen comments: “Whether a mesmerising weekend dive adventure to Truk Lagoon or Cocos Island, or enjoying two locations at once linked by helicopter, or all the benefits of lots of large tenders, toys, submersibles and storage, our Yacht Support range is all about unforgettable experiences and freedom.”
At the time of sale, Shadow was listed at an asking price of €15,000,000. Damen currently have another 55-metre project in build, scheduled to be ready for delivery in summer this year.