One of the more intriguing vessels at the recent Monaco Yacht Show was Garçon, a 67-metre Sea Axe support vessel for a superyacht. Built by the Damen Shipyard, the parent company of the Amels yard (which is marketing the vessel), Garçon allows the owner to free space on the mothership to get on with the business of entertaining family and friends.
Fitted with a helideck aft, Garçon’s main deck at Monaco was packed with the owner’s toys on display. With room for 21 crew (there’s even a gym on the lowest deck), it’s also the ideal vessel for hosting a relief crew at busy times of the season. A crane to port transports tenders and toys on to the water, and these later can be stored in dedicated containers below the main deck.
The Sea Axe hull was developed by Damen as a fast, stable support vessel in a range of commercial maritime areas. It’s a proven form that is ideally suited to the role of SuperYacht Support.