The Netherlands: Amels Sells Another SEA AXE 6711 FYS Vessel

Amels Sells Another SEA AXE 6711 FYS Vessel

Dutch superyacht builder Amels has sold one more Damen-built SEA AXE 6711, a 67-metre Fast Yacht Support vessel, which is due for delivery in spring 2014. It will bear many similarities to Garçon, the SEA AXE 6711 which made an impressive appearance in Monaco earlier in the year, although there are some striking differences too.

In co-operation with Imperial, a yacht management company which is known by its portfolio of prestigious superyachts build under its supervision, this latest SEA AXE is being constructed with an extensive dive area, designed specifically for scuba diving expeditions. The platform is also being equipped with a LY2 certified helipad, with a maximum take-off load of 5,000kg and a D value (diameter) of 14. This makes the helipad sufficient to accommodate a Eurocopter Dauphin or Agusta Grand, for example.

The working deck will be equipped with a crane with a maximum working load of 6.6 tons at a reach of 16.6 metres. Put simply, the crane is strong enough to safely manoeuvre a large tender such as a 12 metre J Craft Torpedo weighing 11 tons.

Aside from her striking and purposeful appearance, the AXE BOW is what really sets the SEA AXE apart from others in the world of support vessels. The unique bow and underwater body shape enable the SEA AXE to reach speeds between 18-25 knots in all sea states, making this a fast and dependable support ship – whatever the weather.

Specifications – SEA AXE 6711 FYS:

Builder & designer: Damen

Length overall: 67.15m

Beam overall: 11.5m

Gross Tonnage: 1128 tonnes

Accommodation: 20 crew/staff

Range: 4500 nautical miles at 16 knots

Deck space: 275 m² (excluding heli platform)

Dive area: 70 m²

Garage / workshop: 74 m²

LY2 helipad, 5000 kg take-off weight, D-value 14 m, day and night operations, fuelling and de-fuelling 9.6 m3,

Engines: 4x MTU 16V4000 (8960 kW total)

Speed: 21 knots


Press Release, December 17, 2012; Image: