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75 meter Damen support vessel WINGMAN undertakes sea trials

By Nina Done   22 December 2022

Launched in October, the 75m (246ft) custom support vessel WINGMAN is currently undertaking sea trials in the Netherlands, close to the Vlissingen facilities where she was built. 

Officially known as Hull YS 7512, the yacht boasts Damen’s signature profile and showcases a grey hull with a striking orange boot stripe. Her custom design draws largely on the YS 75 model which represents Damen’s largest support range offering a wealth of features.

The 1,900 GT yacht boasts a wide 12.6-meter beam and will provide exceptional storage for specialist marine gear and tenders, together with a range of toys, including a submarine and scuba dive facilities. She also comes equipped with a custom crane for lifting the toys and tenders and a hangar for a helicopter with a D14 value. Yacht WINGMAN will have a cruising range of 5,000 nm and an impressive top speed of 18 knots.

She will also provide accommodation for up to 45, including crew and other specialist staff, as well as an additional 4 guests across two luxury suites.

Damen yacht support vessel WINGMAN
Damen yacht support vessel WINGMAN

yacht support vessels are revolutionizing luxury yachting

Since 2009 Damen has delivered 20 support yachts between 45 and 75 meters to clients around the world, including the 72-meter yacht GAME CHANGER and 46-meter yacht BAD COMPANY, which are both currently available for charter. Rob Luijendijk, Director of Sales at Damen Yachting, ventures that “yacht support vessels are revolutionizing luxury yachting”

She will be the largest yacht support vessel built to date upon delivery, which is expected in early 2023. Following the successful completion of sea trials, it is reported that she will be handed over to her US owner, the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to cruise alongside his sailing yacht KORU.

It is not expected that support vessel WINGMAN will be available for charter once delivered.

If you'd like to learn more about chartering a yacht, please get in touch with your chosen yacht charter broker. Alternatively, view all superyachts available for charter.


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