Game Changer belongs to the Yacht Support Vessels by Damen and was presented to the public in London.

Game Changer‘s most interesting feature is the LY3 certified helicopter hangar to carry the air tender the whole time. The hangar protects it from the environmental. Also for commercial/charter use. Maximum weight of helicopter: 5,000 kg for operations with larger helicopters. There is also a refueling system with a 10,000-liter tank.

AMELS Commercial Director Rose Damen says:

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. 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 Damen

Yacht Support Vessels are a growing trend. Game Changer is the fourth unit of DAMEN’s 70m class. The mother company of AMELS offers a range from 43 – 89m.

DAMEN Product Director Mark Vermeulen notes:

“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. 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 Damen Comparison

Rose Damen continues:

“Being so close to London – Tower Bridge is just 150 miles from AMELS – makes visiting the city very easy. London is an important superyacht center 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.”

Heli Hangar Yacht Support Vessel

Profile & Deck Layout

Game Changer Damen Profile
Profile
Game Changer Damen Deck Layout
Deck Layout

Main Specifications

Length over all:69.15 m
Beam:11.50 m
Draft:3.65 m
Gross Tonnage:1,200
Naval Architecture:DAMEN
Deck Space:250 sqm
Range:4.500 nautical miles
Deck Crane:12,000 kg
Max. Heli Weight:5,000 kg
Maximum Speed:22 knots
Crew:22

Impressions from London

Game Changer Damen Jeff Brown

Captured by Jeff Brown of Breed Media

Captured by Michal Bageensky

Launch Footage