Amels starts construction of first 67m Sea Axe support vessel
by Raphael Montigneaux
Following the deliveries of the first Sea Axe support vessels (Oberon in 2009, and Umbra in 2010), Amels has announced the sale of the first Sea Axe 67m.
With a length of 67.15m, the Sea Axe 6711 is the largest vessel in the Sea Axe range: 360 m² of exterior deck space and 140 m² of interior deck space giving accommodation for 21 crew and staff. Her special Axe Bow design gives the possibility of sailing fast in all sea conditions. Powered by four 1425kw Caterpillar engines, she can reach a top speed of 25 knots, with a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 16 knots. Special features include a helipad fully certified for large helicopters (take-off weight of 5,000kg).
Due for delivery in Spring 2012, the Sea Axe 6711 will become the support vessel of a large superyacht.