Damen Yachting’s largest support vessel, previously known as Wingman and YS 7512, has been delivered and officially christened yacht ABEONA. The 75m (246ft) custom-built shadow vessel was launched in October 2022, with sea trials taking place in December.
Following her successful sea trials, the yacht departed the shipyard’s Vlissingen facilities in the Netherlands at the end of January and has now arrived in Gibraltar. The builder has kept the owner’s identity confidential since announcing the project in September 2019, however sources suggest this will be the support yacht for Oceanco’s 127m (416ft) sailing yacht KORU, built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
The 1,900 GT yacht features exterior and interior styling by the in-house design team at Damen yachting. She sports a striking gray hull contrasted with a sleek orange boot stripe, as well as Damen Yachting’s signature utilitarian profile with an open aft deck.
Boasting an impressive beam of 12 meters, yacht ABEONA is capable of carrying up to 45 people, including guests, crew and specialist staff, with ample room for storing large tenders and specialist toys.
She is also equipped with a certified helipad and hangar for a D14 value helicopter to bridge the gap between land and sea, and is capable of a top speed of 18 knots. The yacht will also be responsible for carrying advanced equipment for emergency relief support.
With a name derived from ancient mythology as the Roman Goddess of outward journeys and safe passage, yacht ABEONA represents the 17th Damen yacht support vessel to see delivery to date.
The support vessel ABEONA is not currently available for charter. If you are interested in renting a yacht of a similar caliber, browse all Damen Yachts available for charter. Alternatively, consult your chosen yacht charter broker for more information.