Damen Yachting 53m YS53 support vessel launched

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53m Damen Yachting support vessel launched and named Five Oceans

14 March 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi


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Damen Yachting ·  53.25 m ·  2024

Dutch yard Damen Yachting has launched its second 53.3-metre support vessel in the presence of her "delighted owner" Tommy Allen, who named her Five Oceans

Once delivered, she will assist his company Five Oceans Global Solutions – an organisation dedicated to marine conservation, resource management and safe, responsible deep-sea exploration.

"Five Oceans will be used to research life below the surface of our oceans, a topic and cause central to Mr. Allen's operations and an important vision that we are honoured to be contributing to with this Yacht Support platform," said Jan van Hogerwou, commercial executive at Damen Yachting.

He added: "Seeing her out in the open and ready for the final stages of her build before her delivery just a couple of months from now is the start of something truly exciting."

Construction on Five Oceans began in December 2022 after two years of design and development. The YS 53  series is an evolution of the YS 5009, which was originally based on Damen's commercial platforms. Highlights include a vast aft deck across a nine-metre beam for carrying toys and tenders with a 15-tonne deck crane for launch and recovery.

The support yacht is powered by two Rolls Royce MTU engines delivering a combined total of 6,000hp and a top speed of 19 knots. The vessel will also be fully IMO Tier III compliant, reducing harmful emissions by 70% for full-range operations with a 5,000 nautical-mile range. According to the shipyard, Five Oceans is "strongly focused on highly demanding performance, efficiency and comfort."

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Five Oceans sits beneath the 500GT threshold and can carry anywhere between six and 16 guests or staff, depending on how the owner wishes to use the vessel, as well as accommodation for a crew of 10.

According to BOATPro, Damen Yachting has six units currently under construction, including a second YS 53. 

The news follows the delivery of the 60-metre superyacht Satemi.

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Damen Yachting   53.25 m •  2024

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