Damen in the Netherlands is preparing to deliver the sixth hull of its YS 5009 design. Called Power Play, the yacht-support vessel is available for an owner to purchase and take delivery this summer.
“It’s inspiring to see how a new generation of owners is driving this market,” Damen Product Director Mark Vermeulen stated in a press release. “It’s very dynamic. It’s not the conventional thinking about luxury yachting. Our clients have fantastic ideas for diving, aircraft, luxury toys and serious boats. They are planning adventures of a lifetime and even getting involved in underwater exploration, science, filmmaking or racing-yacht events. As a shipbuilder, it’s exciting to be a part of making their ideas a reality.”
Power Play follows the delivery of support vessels called Ad-vantage, Axis and Shadow. A new enhancement, according to Damen, is a 540-square-foot dive and adventure center located aft. Power Play also adds facilities for cruising in zero-discharge zones, such as marine nature reserves.
Noteworthy specs: Power Play accommodates six guests in three staterooms, and has quarters for seven crew and four staff. She has a 12-ton deck crane for launching submersibles and other heavy equipment. Her top speed is reportedly above 20 knots.