The latest addition to the Damen yacht support fleet, Joy Rider, was launched last week. The 45.6-metre YS 4508 yacht is a newly developed model built and seeking an owner who enjoys adventure and wildlife. Once the final outfitting phase is completed at the Damen shipyard, Joy Rider is expected to be delivered during September and will be showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show. Photo: Tom van OossanenPhoto: Tom van OossanenPhoto: Tom van OossanenBuilt in steel and aluminium by Damen and with naval architecture and exterior design by the shipyard, the Damen Support Vessel 4508 Joy Rider has a beam of 8.3 metres and a gross tonnage of 315. Joy Rider features a stylish paint scheme and ‘a fun and flexible configuration’ with high-end toys, submarines and tenders - including a high-performance 6.7-tonne deck crane. Up to six guests and a crew of seven can be accommodated for on board and make use of the large main-deck lounge and touch-and-go helipad. Photo: Tom van Oossanen
Photo: Tom van OossanenDamen has also incorporated a wet exhaust for all engines, sound enclosures for the generators, fancoil-based HVAC system and watermaker. The support yacht has large cool and freeze provision stores, petrol store, stabilisers and the patented Sea Axe pedigree.