Saturday, January 25, 2014

67m SEA AXE On Sea Trials

She is currently named 6711 and moved through the water where she reached speeds of 22kts during her sea trials. For those of you who don't know she is Damen's newest 67m SEA AXE, an advanced support vessel. Her grey hull and white superstructure really stand out like some sort of army destroyer and are faired and painted to superyacht standard.

She is ahead of schedule and due for delivery to her new owner this month, 6711 has been configured with an extensive dive centre, including its own decompression chamber. Her deck space, excluding fully certified helipad is an impressive 275 sqm.

Rob Luijendijk from Amels, commented: "We are seeing an increasing number of superyacht owners appreciate the benefits of a well-equipped support vessel customised to their particular requirements. This is why we are developing even larger options up to 90m in length. Damen has already delivered three yacht support vessels and has another four under construction."

The 6711 build project was managed in co-operation with Imperial, the yacht management company which acted as the broker, owner's representative and construction project manager. Imperial's technical team also made a substantial contribution to developing a state-of-the-art specification and additional outfitting.

Evgeniy Kochman CEO of Imperial commented: "This project continues a long-term co-operation between Imperial and Amels. The 6711 has been a very interesting project, a special type of support vessel with a highly customized and very practical layout whereas the building process at Damen the runs like clockwork."

  • Length: 67m (220ft)
  • Beam: 11.5m (38ft)
  • Builder & Designer: Damen
  • Gross Tonnage: 1143
  •  Accommodation: 21 Crew/Staff
  • Range: 4500nm at 16kts

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