The sleek look of the superyacht shadow yacht Garçonhides her somewhat conventionally commercial back ground. Based on designs of vessels built for the oil industry by parent group Damen this Sea Axe 6711 from the groups superyacht builder Amelsis to appear at the Monaco Yacht Show this September where the builder hopes to demonstrate that superyacht support vessels don’t have to look ugly to get the job done
The 67-metre Fast Yacht Support vessel with its sleek, axe-bowed vessel was constructed at Damen Shipyards in Holland, and the project was coordinated and supervised by Moran Yachts & Ship in the USA.
Garçon has 235 m² deck space for toys such as tenders, jet skis and sailing dinghies. In addition, the vast deck space makes room for a fully SOLAS certified helipad with 5000 kg take-off weight for commercial use. The design is modular, with an optional hangar to cover the toys from the worst of the elements.
Her uniquely shaped bow and underwater profile enable her to reach speeds between 18-25 knots in most sea states, making this a fast and dependable support ship – whatever the weather.
She is not just a work horse, however. Great care has also been taken with the aesthetic design and high quality finish of the ship. The bridge interior is finished to superyacht standards and the exterior is painted to the same quality as a superyacht.
As visitors to the Monaco Yacht Show will see, the Garçon looks like it really belongs in the superyacht environment without causing embarrassment or ruining the view!
The range has already proven successful with the 37m and 50m models already in active service for their superyacht owners, and a second 6711 is currently under construction.
Specifications – Garçon SEA AXE 6711 FYS:
- LOA: 67.15m
- Beam: 11.2m
- Gross Tonnage: 1128 tonnes
- Crew: 21
- Range: 4500 nautical miles at 18 knots
- Deck space: 235 m² (excluding heli platform)
- Interior deck storage: 140 m²
- Full SOLAS heli pad, 5000 kg take-off weight
- Engines: 4x Caterpillar 1425 kW