Amels delivers first 50m Sea Axe support vessel
by Malcolm MacLean
Holland’s Amels yard has delivered Oberon, the first Sea Axe superyacht support vessel. A 50-metre vessel purpose-built to provide round-the-clock service and support for a superyacht, Oberon is capable of travelling comfortably at high speeds in almost any sea state, thanks to the patented design of her Axe Bow.
With a top speed of 28 knots, this is the first vessel in the fast yacht support market to make use of the Axe Bow, and* Oberon* is already in active service around the Mediterranean. Amels’ managing director Rob Luijendijk explained the appeal of such a vessel for superyacht owners: “Space on board the mother ship is at a premium,” he said. “The Sea Axe has a large capacity and is capable of carrying a helicopter, tenders, toys, fuels, consumables and waste, in addition to staff and relief crew.”