This 247 feet long vessel is exclusively built to support Jeff Bezos’ humungous $500 million yacht. It will accommodate a staff of 45 and will carry a helicopter, diving gear, water toys, and everything else the Amazon CEO and his girlfriend need for their voyages.
, 2022-10-13 02:00:00,
Dutch shipbuilding company Damen Yachting finally launched the largest support vessel built at the shipyard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, offering us our first look at the customized support vessel. Codenamed YS 7512, the contract for the construction of the yacht support vessel was signed in 2019. According to several reports, it was commissioned by none other than Jeff Bezos to serve as a shadow vessel for the infamous Oceanco Y721; although, there’s no official confirmation about its ownership. Measuring 75 meters in length, it is the largest support vessel built by the shipyard to date. The model’s exterior and interior both have been designed in-house and it features an eye-catching grey hull with an orange stripe running across the length of the hull, giving the vessel a premium look. Wright Maritime Group was contracted to supervise the entire build process on behalf of the owner.
The YS 7512 support vessel has a beam of 12 meters and a volume of approximately 1,900 GT, which gives it enough space to accommodate an array of tenders and toys, additional marine gear, and store emergency relief support equipment. Damen Yachting said the vessel comes with state-of-the-art environmental equipment. Additionally, the vessel also features a helipad and hangar for a D14 value helicopter. The onboard accommodation has room for a total of 45 people, including crew, guests, and “specialist staff”.
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