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17 Sep2018

AMELS and DAMEN at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018

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POWER PLAY SEA TRIALS

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DAMEN adventure vessel POWER PLAY launched!

23 May2018

GAME CHANGER wins at World Superyacht Awards

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Yacht Support at the Singapore Yacht Show

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DAMEN Adventure vessel POWER PLAY available from summer 2018

29 Jan2018

Visit AMELS and DAMEN in Dubai

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GAME CHANGER sold and back at DAMEN for customisation

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NEW FRONTIERS sold: 55-metre adventure vessel from the Yacht Support range

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Report from Fort Lauderdale Show

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AMELS and DAMEN at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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AMELS Open Day on 21 October

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AMELS appoints new Sales Manager

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AMELS and DAMEN to host four debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show

14 Jul2017

DAMEN to open up “NEW FRONTIERS” at the Monaco Yacht Show

15 May2017

GAME CHANGER in London

05 May2017

GAME CHANGER completes sea trials

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AMELS and DAMEN at premiere Middle East event

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New DAMEN Yacht Support GAME CHANGER launched

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DAMEN Yacht Support vessel FAST & FURIOUS sold

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DAMEN introduces its new thrill seeker yacht

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Newly updated DAMEN Yacht Support range at the Monaco Yacht Show

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First updated Yacht Support 5009 launched. Next stop Monaco!

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New DAMEN Yacht Support 5009 to debut in Monaco

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Yacht Support for ultimate security and privacy

09 Sep2015

New 43-metre Yacht Support design for helicopter operations

05 Jun2015

First 69-metre Yacht Support vessel with Heli Hangar sold

09 Jan2015

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Exciting new Heli Hangar option revealed

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Great looks and performance for DAMEN 67M SEA AXE Yacht Support

18 Nov2013

Innovation award for Garçon

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A second 67M SEA AXE sold by AMELS

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67M SEA AXE SUPPORT VESSEL AT MONACO

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GAME CHANGER in London

A rare sight on the Thames, DAMEN’s new 70-metre GAME CHANGER (227 ft) has spent three days in London to promote the Yacht Support range of vessels. Visitors enjoyed a full array of tenders, toys and a submersible, but GAME CHANGER also prompted many serious discussions about safe helicopter operations.

“GAME CHANGER made a big impression on the owners, captains, brokers and designers who joined us on board, particularly with its helicopter capability and all-weather protected hangar,” comments AMELS Commercial Director Rose Damen, who is also responsible for DAMEN’s yachting portfolio. “When it comes to superyacht helipad design and operation, many in the industry are re-examining accepted practice and rethinking the level of risk that we are asking owners to accept for their family and friends. GAME CHANGER really offers the ultimate yachting solution for professional helicopter operations.”

GAME CHANGER features a fully certified LY3 helideck suitable for charter/commercial use and based on DAMEN’s long experience building to stringent offshore regulations. GAME CHANGER’s owner can operate larger helicopters with 5-tonne maximum take-off weight and D14 rotor diameter. These long-range aircraft can land safely night and day in a wider weather window. Lowering the helicopter into the hangar protects it from the elements so it can be refuelled and made available for take-off without causing hassle, disruption and noise on the mother yacht. The hangar and refuelling systems – including Jet A-1 fuel tanks holding 10,000 litres – are built to high safety and fire-fighting standards.

See our GAME CHANGER showcase or more details about the YS 6911 solution.

In addition to the helicopter capability, visitors on board also appreciated GAME CHANGER’s purpose-built yachting features and quality finish, explains DAMEN Product Director Mark Vermeulen.

“This was a great opportunity to offer a closer look at the Yacht Support concept – which is still a relatively new phenomenon in the industry,” he notes. “A Yacht Support vessel is a massive leap forward in capability for the growing number of owners who want to do more with more equipment, more toys and more staff. Our vessels are perfectly equipped to support wide-ranging superyacht operations, but with a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership than acquiring a larger yacht. Plus, owners get all the benefits of flexible operations and privacy. That’s why we call it the Smart Stretch.”

GAME CHANGER is the fourth Yacht Support vessel in the 70-metre segment following the delivery of INTREPID, ‘6711’ and GARÇON. With its Yacht Support range, DAMEN is now the established leader in this rapidly developing niche. In total 11 DAMEN Yacht Support vessels have been delivered or are in build (see our Fleet). The Yacht Support range is based on DAMEN’s patented and proven SEA AXE range of offshore vessels – DAMEN has sold more than 200 of these vessels. GAME CHANGER is now returning to the AMELS yard in Vlissingen the Netherlands where it is available for immediate delivery.

“Being so close to London – Tower Bridge is just 150 miles from AMELS – makes visiting the city very easy,” Rose continues. “London is an important superyacht centre in its own right with a large number of clients as well as the brokerage community. We really noticed that when visitors came on board to judge the solution for themselves, they left very enthusiastic about all the possibilities that a Yacht Support vessel opens up. Last year we successfully exhibited a Yacht Support vessel in Fort Lauderdale and we hope to bring another vessel to Monaco later this year.”

 

Captain and Yacht Manager’s Checklist – what will you take with you?

  • Certified helideck for night and day long range transfers
  • Hangar to protect aircraft from the elements
  • Big limo tender for shore trips
  • Large open top tender / chase boat
  • Submersible
  • Dive support tender with enclosed cabin
  • Dive centre and decompression chamber
  • Sport fishing boat
  • Jet skis, zodiacs, motorcycles, vehicles, sport sailing, windsurfing
  • Ultra-fast security RHIB
  • Accommodation for helicopter pilots, submersible pilots, dive guide and security officers
  • Cabins for owner staff and a fully equipped staff office
  • Extra provisions and stores
  • Heli fuel, tender fuel and diesel
  • A hospital set up

 

 

News

Top
17 Sep2018

AMELS and DAMEN at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018

13 Aug2018

DAMEN to host new Adventure vessel POWER PLAY at Monaco Yacht Show

25 Jun2018

POWER PLAY SEA TRIALS

04 Jun2018

DAMEN adventure vessel POWER PLAY launched!

23 May2018

GAME CHANGER wins at World Superyacht Awards

30 Mar2018

Yacht Support at the Singapore Yacht Show

26 Mar2018

Read our new digital multimedia magazine

07 Mar2018

DAMEN Adventure vessel POWER PLAY available from summer 2018

29 Jan2018

Visit AMELS and DAMEN in Dubai

10 Jan2018

GAME CHANGER sold and back at DAMEN for customisation

21 Dec2017

NEW FRONTIERS sold: 55-metre adventure vessel from the Yacht Support range

02 Nov2017

Report from Fort Lauderdale Show

13 Oct2017

AMELS and DAMEN at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

05 Oct2017

AMELS Open Day on 21 October

04 Sep2017

AMELS appoints new Sales Manager

31 Aug2017

AMELS and DAMEN to host four debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show

14 Jul2017

DAMEN to open up “NEW FRONTIERS” at the Monaco Yacht Show

15 May2017

GAME CHANGER in London

05 May2017

GAME CHANGER completes sea trials

24 Feb2017

AMELS and DAMEN at premiere Middle East event

17 Feb2017

New DAMEN Yacht Support GAME CHANGER launched

20 Dec2016

DAMEN Yacht Support vessel FAST & FURIOUS sold

02 Nov2016

DAMEN introduces its new thrill seeker yacht

07 Oct2016

FAST & FURIOUS to star at FLIBS in Florida

14 Sep2016

Newly updated DAMEN Yacht Support range at the Monaco Yacht Show

05 Jul2016

First updated Yacht Support 5009 launched. Next stop Monaco!

22 Jun2016

New DAMEN Yacht Support 5009 to debut in Monaco

26 Feb2016

Yacht Support for ultimate security and privacy

09 Sep2015

New 43-metre Yacht Support design for helicopter operations

05 Jun2015

First 69-metre Yacht Support vessel with Heli Hangar sold

09 Jan2015

AMELS introduces Full Custom yacht building

19 Sep2014

Exciting new Heli Hangar option revealed

12 Feb2014

Great looks and performance for DAMEN 67M SEA AXE Yacht Support

18 Nov2013

Innovation award for Garçon

05 Dec2012

A second 67M SEA AXE sold by AMELS

23 Jul2012

67M SEA AXE SUPPORT VESSEL AT MONACO

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