With PINK SHADOW, Damen Shipyards comes with a smaller 46m yacht support vessel and the first one that supports a sailing yacht.

PINK SHADOW is the first unit of the 46m range of the Yacht Support Vessel line by Damen Shipyards – the mother company of the luxury yacht builder AMELS. PINK SHADOW is the support vessel of the 54m carbon-fiber sloop-rigged sailing yacht PINK GIN by Baltic Yachts. The vessel was launched as JOY RIDER in 2019.

The open aft deck with spacious 120 sqm is equipped with a 6.7-ton crane to move big and heavy tenders & toys that cannot be stored on the main yacht. The multifunctional open aft deck offers also room for big parties or touch and go helipad for helicopters up to 3,700 kg.

There is accommodation for six additional guests and a crew of seven. Furthermore, outdoor spaces on the bridge deck and a lounge on the main deck.

The top speed is 16.5 knots and has an operating range of 5,000 nautical miles. The vessel has a gross tonnage of 310 GT.

PINK SHADOW welcomes up to 200 party guests on the open aft deck. The vessel transports two 10m tenders to transport the guests, Land Rover Defender as onshore tender, storing parts of PINK GIN to reduce the weight for regattas, additional accommodation for guests and staff. Moreover, an observation platform to watch PINK GIN during races.

After the sale, PINK SHADOW got some modifications to meet the owner’s requirements like a new color scheme and an artwork on the bow.

PINK SHADOW when she was launched as JOY RIDER

Photos by Tom van Oossanen

Main Specifications of PINK SHADOW

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Sailing Yacht PINK GIN - the Mother Yacht