FAST & FURIOUS to star at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
Brand new FAST & FURIOUS is on its way to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The DAMEN Yacht Support showcase vessel will be on display at the show from 3 to 7 November. It is the first newly updated 181 ft YS 5009 (55 meters) from the DAMEN Yacht Support range and has just had its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.
“In Monaco the interest in FAST & FURIOUS really exceeded our expectations,” reports Mark Vermeulen, DAMEN Product Director Yacht Support. “We had a lot of very interesting discussions with clients. Although they had heard of GARÇON and the other Yacht Support vessels that we have delivered, coming on board a new, purpose-built YS 5009 at the show really opened their eyes to the benefits of the Yacht Support concept.”
DAMEN advises that the Yacht Support vessel is ideal for owners looking to boost their superyacht’s capability as it offers fast delivery and good value for money. The Yacht Support ‘smart stretch’ which is designed to boost the mother yacht’s capability is a particularly interesting concept in the Caribbean. Yacht Support vessels carry bigger tenders, lots of toys, dive equipment and submersibles and enables safe helicopter operations. The mother yacht can still reach the thousands of secluded, shallow draft anchorages that are off limits to larger yachts.
During the show DAMEN will present scale models from the updated 142 to 295 ft Yacht Support range (43-90 meters) in a dedicated presentation lounge on board FAST & FURIOUS.
Since DAMEN and AMELS launched the Yacht Support range in 2009, 9 vessels have been delivered or are in build.