Damen Yachting delivers Bad Company Support vessel

The 53.25-metre support vessel built at Damen Yachting facility in Turkish Antalya has been delivered to her owner
May 7 2024 3 minutes to read
Bad Company Support is capable of reaching a top speed of up to 19 knots

Project YS 53, christened Bad Company Support, is to become a kind of fishing “hub”, which will allow for gamefishing expeditions in some of the world’s most unchartered and hard to reach areas, as well as marine conservation projects

Bad Company Support is the first YS 53 unit, which has been developed entirely in-house by Damen Yachting. The vessel for entrepreneur Anthony Hsieh will become the flagship of Damen fishing fleet, which currently includes 10 yachts and powerboats all around the world. 

The internal volume of Bad Company Support is 499 GT. There is accommodation for eight guests and a crew of 11, including the captain. The vessel is capable of reaching a top speed of 19 knots, and it is compliant with IMO Tier III, which means emissions reduction by 70%. 

Bad Company Support is equipped with a 15-tonne deck crane for launching tenders and various equipment. 

Bad Company Support is capable of reaching a top speed of up to 19 knots
Bad Company Support is capable of reaching a top speed of up to 19 knots

“In pursuit of a lifelong dream, the owner's involvement has been crucial in shaping the project, with enhancements based on his personal and very specific requests like accommodating a game boat, including a helicopter hangar, adding a custom Jacuzzi, transforming the main deck lounge into a dedicated strategy meeting room, and integrating a Starlink antenna for improved connectivity,” said Neil Emmott, owner's representative. 

“No-one has ever done this before and I think this will set a whole new tier of adventure for future yachts people. This is a lifelong dream starting to become reality. The plans we have with the boat in future years is stunning — she will see the world! We will spend all our time on this boat to make the most of all the different luxuries and amenities she has," said the owner of Bad Company Support, Anthony Hsieh. 

Earlier we have reported on the launch of the second support vessel from the YS 53 series named Five Oceans

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