Damen launches 55m Time Off


Time Off is the ninth hull of Damen Yachting’s 55m Yacht Support design.


Time Off was launched in the Damen shipyard in Antalya, Turkey


Damen Yachting has launched the ninth hull of the 55m Yacht Support model, Time Off, in its shipyard in Antalya on Turkey’s south coast. Following her final outfitting, the 182-footer will be available for immediate delivery this summer.


Time Off is the ninth hull of the 55.5m Yacht Support design


Wouter Kleijpoel, Design Manager Yacht Support, said: “The fact that Time Off is the ninth Yacht Support to be launched from our YS 5009 design speaks volumes. The flexibility this design offers our clients to really make the vessel work to their own yachting needs and requirements is what continues to make it so popular. We are all very proud to see her hit the water in Antalya and look forward to seeing the finishing touches come together.”


The yacht is distinguished by a multipurpose hangar on the main deck


With naval architecture, exterior and interior by Damen Yachting handled, the 499GT Time Off has a large, multipurpose main-deck hangar, which is technically ready for stern A-frame installation and allows for a flexible deck layout.


Configurations can include submersible and dive operations, vehicle garage or workshop facilities, stowage of equipment, space for social engagements or even transport of relief goods. Other new features include a new accommodation layout for up to seven guests and four staff plus crew.


The 55m superyacht features a Sea Axe hull form


Further design and mechanical enhancements also distinguish Time Off from Damen Yachting’s previous Yacht Support deliveries. Yachting features incorporated to enhance onboard comfort include generator sound enclosure, upgraded AV and navigation systems, and updated engine room installations.


As with all Yacht Support vessels, of which 16 in total have already been delivered in the last 10 years, Time Off’s seakeeping benefits from her Sea Axe hull form.


Time Off is now undergoing final outfitting


She is configured for flexibility and a blend of adventure and superyacht support functions. For example, the 50sqm aft area can be accessed via the swim platform can be tailored to suit onboard needs including a fully equipped dive centre, additional storage, additional activity facilities and a laboratory and research area.

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