DAMEN Yacht Support’s latest 55.5-metre vessel POWER PLAY has been successfully launched ahead of sea trials and delivery in summer 2018. POWER PLAY will be the sixth delivery of the popular YS 5009 design from the DAMEN Yacht Support range.
Following in the footsteps of her sister ships AXIS (ex FAST & FURIOUS) and SHADOW (ex NEW FRONTIERS), the new POWER PLAY has been configured for a blend of adventure and superyacht support functions. POWER PLAY accommodates 6 guests staying in 3 suites, making her suitable for short breaks away from the mother yacht or even a complete yachting solution. She features a Sun Deck and a Main Deck lounge with panoramic views.
On POWER PLAY, the DAMEN Yacht Support design team has added new enhancements, including a new 50 square-metre Aft Adventure Centre/Dive Centre, more autonomy and facilities for operating in zero-discharge zones such as marine nature reserves.
“Diving has rapidly become a central facet in our DAMEN Yacht Support range’s capability,” comments DAMEN Yacht Support Design Manager Wouter Kleijpoel. “Our clients are innovating and inspiring us with their drive to explore the underwater world – and many are contributing to a better understanding and preservation of our ocean's treasures.”
With a Gross Tonnage of 489, POWER PLAY has a 12-tonne deck crane and stern A-frame fittings for efficient launch and retrieval of large and heavy equipment like submersibles. POWER PLAY reaches speeds above 20 knots with a crew of 7 and extra accommodation for 4 staff, pilots, security or guides.