After successfully completing sea trials in Antalya this week, the new 55-metre support yacht Blue Ocean from Damen Yachting is standing by to be delivered. Currently for sale, the highly-specced Yacht Support vessel will be showcased at Damen Yachting’s Private View event to be held in September at its facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Photo: Damen Yachting
Blue Ocean is the eighth YS 5009 unit in the brand’s growing fleet of support yachts and was designed and built for adventure cruising with a specific focus on facilitating diving operations. She is the first of her kind to be built with a dedicated main deck hangar that can be used as a vehicle storage space or technical workshop. Damen Yachting offers an optional A-frame crane that can be mounted for the safe launching of craft such as submersibles. She comes fitted with a 12-tonne crane and 24 square metres of open deck space as standard. Photo: Damen Yachting
Not only designed to be functional, Blue Ocean can also comfortably welcome up to eight overnight guests in four individual cabins for longer dive excursions or off-the-beaten-track trips with friends. She operates with seven crew with additional quarters for up to for staff.Photo: Damen
Built for all-weather cruising, the vessel can reach speeds of up to 20 knots and cover a distance of 5,000 nm without having to refuel. The sub 500 GT Blue Ocean has a draft of 3 metres that allows her to safely cruise in shallower areas.