On July 10, Damen launched its latest vessel New Frontiers, the latest in the shipbuilder's yacht support range.
According to Commercial Director Rose Damen, New Frontiers will take her owner into new territory with a combination of adventure and superyacht support functions.
"New Frontiers is ripping up the rule book. It’s still a yacht support vessel, but you can't put this vessel into one category or another – and that reflects exactly the wishes of our clients. They want their holiday to be about freedom and spontaneity –New Frontiers makes that possible. Whether it’s a weekend dive adventure trip away from their superyacht or enjoying two locations at once linked by helicopter, it’s all about unforgettable experiences and freedom."
New Frontiers shares its semi-displacement Damen sea axe platform with previous yacht support vessels. Features include extra accommodation for four staff, pilots, security and guides, and helipad and main deck area of approximately 190 square metres with standard fittings for modular tender cradles and containers.
She is equipped with a performance knuckle-boom deck crane with capacity of 12 tonnes (6.0 tonnes at 11.50-metre outreach), and is technically ready for an A-frame installation to launch and retrieve submersibles.