DAMEN’s new 70-metre Yacht Support vessel GAME CHANGER thundered across the Dutch North Sea this week. The sea trials demonstrated not only the power and performance of this purpose-built Sea Axe vessel, but also some of the carrying capacity with an 11.30-metre Wajer 38, 10.50-metre DAMEN RHIB, U-Boat Worx submersible and certified helideck with helicopter hangar.
GAME CHANGER is the fourth Yacht Support vessel in the 70-metre segment following the delivery of INTREPID, ‘6711’ and GARÇON.
GAME CHANGER features a fully certified helideck so owners can take larger helicopters on long range flights to their mother yachts and land safely in a wider weather window. Lowering the helicopter into the hangar protects it from the elements so it is refuelled and available for take-off without causing hassle, disruption and noise on the mother yacht.
In addition, GAME CHANGER has 250 square metres of open deck space for tenders and toys. The large deck crane makes logistics and handling simple, fast and safe. Below deck there is a further 110 square-metre storage space/dive centre. The YS 6911 has offices, facilities and accommodation for 22 crew and staff. It can carry a huge amount of extra provisions, fuel (marine, aviation and petrol), luggage and spare parts.