Flying the Flag for Yacht Support
Showcased with an abundance of tenders and toys, packed with shipbuilding DNA and refined to provide the ultimate solution in supporting your yachting fleet. Launched in March 2020 and available now, the 55-metre Yacht Support BLUE OCEAN proudly presented just why the YS 5009 has proved such a success with superyacht clients.
BLUE OCEAN is the eighth Yacht Support to be launched from the YS 5009 design. As with all Yacht Supports, of which 15 in total have already been delivered in the last 10 years, she features the infamous and successful Damen Sea Axe hull form delivering unrivalled sea-keeping capabilities. What sets BLUE OCEAN apart from the 7 YS 5009s before her, is her large multipurpose Main Deck hangar which can be used for submersibles and dive operations, or as a vehicle garage or workshop. BLUE OCEAN also features a new accommodation layout for up to 8 guests and 4 staff, plus crew as well as extra design enhancements to fit the luxury yachting experience.
Manager Design & Proposal
‘’Private View was a great opportunity for clients to really visualise just how BLUE OCEAN could work for them. Not only did they have the opportunity to step on board a boat ready for delivery and see the entire interior and exterior set up, they could also see first-hand just how many tenders and toys this Yacht Support can accommodate and get a real feel for the operational flexibility she can offer as a support yacht.”
When it comes to calling on the support you need from a shadow vessel, BLUE OCEAN is a great example of how configurations can be tailored to suit specific client needs. The high-performance knuckle-boom 12-tonne capacity crane can deploy and launch large tenders, toys, vehicles and submersibles. An A-frame stern launching system offers the ultimate diving set up for scuba diving and submersibles. The substantial 225 square-metre exterior deck space provides ample area for stowage of equipment, large parties or even transport of relief goods, all away from the mother yacht. There is even accommodation for 8 guests in 4 cabins ideal for additional staff and crew or even extra guests.
It is BLUE OCEAN’s enhanced design features that further add to the tailored support she delivers. Beyond the very practical operational aspects to her design, the well-presented interior and new accommodation layout cover a multitude of staffing, extra crew and guest requirements.
For those not able to visit the Private View in person, there was of course always the opportunity to follow our virtual tour with Sales Manager Jan van Hogerwou. A dynamic and insightful chance to take a look inside and out BLUE OCEAN and learn about the features and technical details from a location of choice.
BLUE OCEAN at a glance:
· Yacht Support YS 5009 (55 metres / 182 ft) · Launched 2020 · 499 GT · 8 guests, 4 staff plus crew · Interior Design by Damen Yachting · Exterior Design by Damen Yachting · Naval Architecture by Damen Yachting