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Yacht Support

Exterior design by Damen Yachting

Interior design by Damen Yachting

Gene Lab on board

Complete with stunning custom fleet colours and a research laboratory, the YS 5009 from our Yacht Support range is part of the Owner’s yachting duo alongside the Amels 180 GENE MACHINE.


Length overall
55.50 metres (182 ft)
Beam overall (at hull)
9.25 metres (30 ft)
Draught (full load)
3.20 metres
Gross Tonnage
Design Exterior
Damen Yachting
Design Interior
Damen Yachting
Naval architecture
Damen Yachting
Maximum speed
20.0 knots
Range @ 10.0 knots
5,000 nautical miles
11 + Captain
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Lab conversion

GENE CHASER underwent a period of intense transformation to meet the owner’s exacting requirements for setting up the interior as a working research laboratory and hub for ongoing scientific projects. 

The Vision behind GENE CHASER


In a candid interview, Dr. Jonathan Rothberg shares the purposeful vision behind extending his on-water scientific and research facilities.

Read our interview

Discover our


Yacht Support 53

We are proud to introduce the most seriously fun vessel you can dream of – by the builder that invented the concept. The first YS 53 is now in build for 2023 delivery.

Explore our YS 53


GENE MACHINE is a 55-metre (180 ft) Amels superyacht. She has become one of the world’s most well-known yachts thanks to her Owner’s inspiring journeys around the world.

See our GENE MACHINE showcase

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    “Yacht Support vessels are revolutionising luxury yachting. Are you making the most of your precious time at sea?”
    – Rob Luijendijk, Director Sales