Amels Sells Superyacht Fast Yacht Support Vessel

The superyacht building arm of the commercial ship builder Damen has sold the first Sea Axe 6711, a 67-metre that will be used as a fast yacht support vessel.
The as at present, unnamed vessel will be build by the groups shipyards outside Holland and is the largest vessel in their Sea Axe range, she boasts 360 square metres of exterior deck space and 140 square metres of interior deck space, and will comfortably accommodate up to 21 crew and staff.
Proving that superyacht owners are looking for higher quality, high-speed support ships is the sale by Amels of this vessel for delivery in Spring 2012.  Before that she will be customised to the requirements of the owner of the large luxury superyacht she will support.
The after end will be fitted with a helipad fully certified to MCA LY2 and be capable of supporting a large helicopter with maximum take-off weight of 5000kg.  The deck will also be finished in Bolidt the brand name for an artificial teak product.
The strangely un yacht like bow makes the vessel much less prone to slamming in big waves, and makes it possible to drive the boat fast in even the most adverse sea conditions.  Different engine configurations are available, it is not yet known what engines this yacht will be fitted with but if speed is of the essence, then this model is capable of delivering up to 25 knots of boat speed.
As owners become ever more adventurous and inventive with the way they use their superyachts, so the need for a reliable Fast Yacht Support vessel increases. Yachts like these are not only large, but versatile in there capacity to serve the mother ship. They can operate as a scout vessel for anchorages finding suitable sites for fishing and diving expeditions.  The sea-keeping qualities of the design contribute to a stable platform for safe helicopter take-off and landing.
Other options in the range are the smaller 3707 and 5009 models, all available in customised configurations.