Sea Axe support vessel Garçon 4 Ace undergoing sea trials
by Raphael Montigneaux
We are pleased to be able to share one of the first pictures of Garçon, the latest Sea Axe support vessel to be launched by Dutch yard Damen Shipyards.
But we can also reveal that Garçon is destined to be support vessel to the Lürssen superyacht Ace. Although not visible on this picture, the words '4 Ace' appear below the name Garçon on each side of this impressive 'tender'.
With a length of 67.15m, Garçon is also the largest vessel in the Sea Axe range: she has 360m² of exterior deck space and 140m² of interior deck space accommodating 21 crew and staff.
Powered by four 1,425kw Caterpillar engines, she can reach a top speed of 25 knots, with a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 18 knots, and her special Axe Bow allows her maintain high speeds in all sea conditions. Special features include a helipad fully certified for large helicopters (take-off weight of 5,000kg).
Currently undergoing sea trials Garçon, and her mothership Ace, will both be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show in September by their respective yards. Both were sold and their build projects managed by Moran Yacht & Ship.