Representing the new mothership to the Bad Company fleet, the 53m (173ft) yacht BAD COMPANY SUPPORT, known throughout her build as YS 5301, has just been launched from Damen Yachting's build facilities in Antaya, Turkey.
Commissioned by an experienced owner and keen fishing enthusiast, the 499 GT motor yacht will be used as the mothership to his well-established fleet, Bad Company. The owner is also involved in several marine conservation projects globally, including a number initiated by the Coastal Conservation Association of California.
The YS 53 range is a recent addition to the Damen Yachting fleet, introduced in 2022 as a strategic shift in their yacht support approach, representing the next generation of growing yacht support vessels. The design is both highly flexible and customisable to accommodate a wide variety of desires and needs.
“This is one of the most exciting projects we have worked on. Not only is this the first of our new YS 53 range but this is also the first Yacht Support we have built that will be used exclusively as part of a sport fishing fleet and programme. Hsieh’s (Bad Company Support's owner) unique vision and mission are very inspiring,” says Jan van Hogerwou, Damen Yachting’s Commercial Executive North America.
This is one of the most exciting projects we have worked on
Designed and constructed entirely in-house by Damen Yachting, the yacht is anticipated to be delivered sometime in summer 2023, whereupon she will tour the Mediterranean before moving on to the Atlantic Ocean, followed by the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.
The new mothership will be equipped with a 43ft Release Game fishing boat and a 32ft Blackfin, which the owner recently refurbished for this adventure. On board features include a certified helideck and will accommodate 6-16 guests and staff, plus 10 crew and Captain.
It is expected that yacht BAD COMPANY SUPPORT will undertake sea trials in the region in the coming weeks. Upon delivery, it is anticipated that she will become available for luxury yacht charters.
If you’d like to learn more about chartering M/Y BAD COMPANY SUPPORT, please contact your yacht charter broker.