Damen Support Vessel Blue Ocean Completes Sea Trials | Boat International

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Damen Support Vessel Blue Ocean Completes Sea Trials
2020-07-24By Miranda Blazeby

Damen has announced that the 55.5 metre support vessel Blue Ocean has successfully completed sea trials.

It comes after the yacht first hit the water at the yard's Antalya facility in March.

Image courtesy of Damen

Constructed from steel and aluminium, Blue Ocean features a range of standout support features including deck space of over 240 square metres for the storage of multiple toys and tenders measuring up to 15 metres in length.

Blue Ocean also includes a 50 square metre aft adventure/ dive centre on the lower deck, which is accessible via the swim platform.

Blue Ocean also sports a main deck submersible hangar, workshop and garage on the main deck, a new feature. Elsewhere, there is a touch-and-go helipad and storage for numerous tenders and toys, as well as a 12-tonne deck crane for their deployment and retrieval.

Accommodation on board Blue Ocean is for a total of eight guests in four cabins, as well as a staff quarters for seven crew and four additional staff, such as pilots.

Other key details include a beam of 9.25 metres and a 499GT. Blue Ocean will have a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. A reduced draught meanwhile of just three metres makes the yacht suitable for operations in the Bahamas.

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