Dutch shipyard Damen has announced the sale of a new 55.5-metre yacht support vessel, YS 5009. Currently, under construction at Damen’s facility in the Netherlands, the new yacht support vessel is set for delivery in summer 2019.Photo: DamenThe new support vessel will be customised to suit her owners' tastes and will feature owner and guest interiors, as well as additional staff cabins, extra storage and service facilities. A steel semi-displacement support yacht, with an aluminium superstructure, the YS 5009 features a 12-tonne deck crane ideal for launching toys, submersibles and large tenders up to 15 metres and has a top speed of 20 knots with a 5,000 nm range. Photo: DamenOnce the new YS 5009 has been delivered to her owners, she will be the seventh YS 5009 cruising the open waters, joining her sister ships Power Play, Shadow and Axis. “This year we hosted Power Play at the Monaco Yacht Show, which attracted a lot of interest,” said Rose Damen, Amels and Damen Managing Director. “More and more yacht owners want to know what our range offers and how owning a yacht support vessel can boost their yachting lifestyle. This latest purchase is a great example that will be a fantastic asset for our client when she is delivered.” Photo: DamenPeter Brown from Burgess represented the buyer during the purchase. “It has been a pleasure working with the Amels and Damen team on the sale of this Yacht Support vessel and we now eagerly anticipate the delivery of what will be a truly spectacular support vessel.’’ At this moment in time, there is a total of 12 Damen yacht support vessels cruising the world, and a number under construction. The first 45.6m YS 4508 Damen yacht support vessel is also set to be delivered in 2019.
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