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55-metre Yacht Support Time Off launched

by Amels/Damen Yachting 20 Apr 22:28 PDT

Damen Yachting's latest 55-metre Yacht Support Time Off has been launched at the Damen yard in Antalya. Her launch is the ninth of the popular 55-metre YS 5009 (182 ft) design and following her final outfitting, will be available for immediate delivery this summer.

Time Off follows in the footsteps of her predecessor Gene Chaser with a large multipurpose Main Deck hangar which is technically ready for stern A-frame installation and allows for a flexible deck layout. Configurations can include submersible and dive operations, vehicle garage or workshop facilities, stowage of equipment, space for social engagements or even transport of relief goods. In addition a number of other new features have also been incorporated into the design including a new accommodation layout for up to 7 guests and 4 staff plus crew.

Further design and mechanical enhancements also distinguish Time Off from Damen Yachting's previous Yacht Support deliveries. Yachting features have been incorporated, designed to enhance onboard comfort such as generator sound enclosure, upgraded AV and navigation systems and updated engine room installations.

As with all Yacht Supports, of which 16 in total have already been delivered in the last 10 years, Time Off features unrivalled sea-keeping capabilities thanks to her successful Sea Axe hull form. She is a vessel configured for flexibility and a blend of adventure and superyacht support functions. For example, the 50 square-metre area Aft which can be accessed via the Swim Platform can be tailored to suit onboard needs from a fully equipped dive centre to additional storage to additional activity facilities or even as a laboratory and research area.

"The fact that Time Off is the ninth Yacht Support to be launched from our YS 5009 design speaks volumes. The flexibility this design offers our clients to really make the vessel work to their own yachting needs and requirements is what continues to make it so popular. We are all very proud to see her hit the water in Antalya and look forward to seeing the finishing touches come together." Wouter Kleijpoel, Design Manager Yacht Support.

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