After the introduction of Garçon at the Monaco Yacht Show, the concept Fast Yacht Support (FYS) vessels is really catching on.
Now a second of the 67 metre ships built by Damen shipyards, has been sold by Amels who manage the marketing and sales of these special vessels.
The new yacht is due for delivery in spring 2014 and will bear many similarities to Garçon, although there are some striking differences too.
In co-operation with Imperial, a yacht management company known for its portfolio of Russian owned super yachts, this latest is being constructed with an extensive dive area, designed specifically for scuba diving expeditions.
The platform is also being equipped with a LY2 certified helipad, with a maximum take-off load of 5,000kg and a D value (diameter) of 14. This makes the helipad sufficient to accommodate a Eurocopter Dauphin or Agusta Grand.
The working deck will be equipped with a crane with a maximum working load of 6.6 tons at a reach of 16.6 metres. Put simply, the crane is strong enough to safely manoeuvre a large tender such as a 12 metre J Craft Torpedo weighing 11 tons.
- Builder & designer: Damen
- Length overall: 67.15m
- Beam overall: 11.5m
- Gross Tonnage: 1128 tonnes
- Accommodation: 20 crew/staff
- Range: 4500 nautical miles at 16 knots
- Deck space: 275 m² (excluding heli platform)
- Dive area: 70 m²
- Garage / workshop: 74 m²
- Engines: 4x MTU 16V4000 (8960 kW total)
- Speed: 21 knots