Following her launch at the Damen yard in Antalya in April this year, the 55-metre Yacht Support TIME OFF has arrived at Damen Yachting’s main shipyard in Vlissingen. This ninth Yacht Support from the popular YS 5009 design is available for immediate delivery.
Much like her predecessor GENE CHASER – delivered in 2020 as BLUE OCEAN prior to her sale for use a floating scientific research centre in support to the Amels 180 GENE MACHINE – TIME OFF features a large multipurpose Main Deck hangar which allows for flexible configurations including submersible and dive operations, vehicle garage or workshop facilities, stowage of equipment, space for social engagements or even transport of relief goods. A number of other new features have also been incorporated into the TIME OFF design including a new accommodation layout for up to 7 guests and 4 staff plus crew and a number of design and technical enhancements. These include generator sound enclosure, upgraded AV and navigation systems and updated engine room installations – all aimed at enhancing the overall yachting experience.
TIME OFF is Damen Yachting’s 17th Yacht Support vessel. The flexibility of the design remains popular amongst clients looking to make the vessel work to their own yachting needs and requirements. The 50 square-metre area Aft, which can be accessed via the Swim Platform, can be tailored to suit onboard needs. For example, from a fully equipped dive centre to additional storage and activity facilities or even as a laboratory and research area.
“TIME OFF is all about providing clients flexibility. A blend of adventure and superyacht support functions that they can customise to work for them. We are very proud to now have here in Vlissingen and available for clients to visit and take out on sea trials.” Wouter Kleijpoel, Design Manager Yacht Support.