At the risk of stealing the spotlight from the superyachts it supports, the newly upgraded 181-foot Damen Yacht Support 5009 will take center stage during the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Damen will not only bring a purpose-built showcase model, it will also display the yacht Fast & Furious, the very first example from the updated YS 5009 line. Accompanying the vessel will be a full complement of toys, tenders, a submersible, and dive equipment.
Following the success of the 227-foot YS 6911 (currently, the company has delivered or begun construction on nine support vessels), Damen’s engineers and designers focused their attention on reimagining the 5009. The new design is available with a broad list of preengineered options, including space for submersibles, sailboats, a touch-and-go helipad, and an all-weather-protection hangar with design options. The vessel will be available to tour at the show. (yacht-support.nl)