[dropcap]B[/dropcap]lue Ocean is the latest addition to the Yacht Support’s fleet that hit water fort he first time at DAMEN’s yard in Antalya. She is the eighth launch of the 55-metre YS 5009 design and will be available for immediate delivery this spring.
Blue Ocean highlights the multipurpose role of Yacht Support vessels: she is the first Yacht Support built with a large multipurpose Main Deck hangar, which can be used for submersible and dive operations, or as a vehicle garage or workshop.
Like previous deliveries, Blue Ocean was developed for a number of adventures and equipped with superyacht support functions, including a 50 square-metre aft adventure centre accessed via the Swim Platform.
The 12-tonne deck crane combined with 240 square metres of deck space is ideal for efficient lifting operations of large and heavy equipment like submersibles and large tenders up to 15 metres in length. In addition, Blue Ocean comes ready for stern A-frame installation.
The interiors can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, making her suitable for short breaks away from the mother yacht or overflow accommodation. She features a Sun Deck and a Main Deck lounge with panoramic views.
The vessel reaches speeds above 20 knots with a crew of 7 and extra accommodation for 4 staff, pilots, security or guides.