DAMEN launched the new 55m Yacht Support Vessel SHADOW (ex NEW FRONTIERS).

SHADOW comes up with an owner’s suite on the main deck has a total accommodation for six additional guests in three suites with a focus on low noise and vibrations. There is also extra cabins for additional staff like pilots or security staff. Furthermore, there is a lounge and dining area of 30 sqm and a sundeck of 50 sqm.

The big main deck offers 240 sqm of space for tenders, toys, containers, and helicopter (with a maximum take-off weight of 3,700 kg). 190 sqm of these are equipped with standard fittings to lash the load. A knuckle-boom crane with a capacity of 12 tons can load very big tenders. At an outreach of 11.50m, the crane has a capacity of six tons. Also, an A-Frame crane can be installed to launch a submarine easily. Interior shots in the first video.

The vessel has a top speed of 20 knots and an operating range of 5,000 nautical miles and a draft of 3.20m. A good draft to have access in smaller marinas and shallow waters. At the aft are additional storages for dive equipment and water sports.

Commercial Director Rose Damen explains:

“NEW FRONTIERS is ripping up the rule book. It’s still a Yacht Support vessel, but you can’t put this vessel into one category or another – and that reflects exactly the wishes of our clients. They want their holiday to be about freedom and spontaneity – NEW FRONTIERS makes that possible. Whether it’s a weekend dive adventure trip away from their superyacht or enjoying two locations at once linked by helicopter, it’s all about unforgettable experiences and freedom. We’re very excited to introduce NEW FRONTIERS in Monaco.”

Shadow Damen Yacht Support Vessel

DAMEN Product Director Mark Vermeulen comments:

“A Yacht Support vessel offers superyacht owners more luxury yachting fun than ever, but at a much lower Total Cost of Ownership than acquiring more capability with a larger yacht. Plus, they get all the benefits of flexible operations, straightforward maintenance, and privacy. That’s why we call it the Smart Stretch.”

Main Specifications

Length over all:55.30 m
Beam:9.00 m
Draft:3.20 m
Gross Tonnage:496
Naval Architecture:DAMEN
Deck Space:290 sqm
Range:5,000 nautical miles
Deck Crane:12,000 kg
Max. Heli Weight:3,700 kg
Maximum Speed:20 knots