Yacht Support Builds Toy-Hauling Satellite Yachts for YourSuperyacht
Today’s finest superyachts boast luxury amenities most of us can only dream of. The newly announced Acionna superyacht concept, for example, is an eight-deck, 575-foot absurdity complete with lap pools, squash courts, waterfalls, and helicopter hangars. It’s easy to assume that such a ship provides everything its owners might need on even the longest of long-haul trips like, say, a trans-Atlantic crossing. The problem is that most superyachts are designed to be luxurious, at the expense of usefulness. Even the largest superyachts lack the space to stow all the toys a well-heeled gentleman is likely to travel with.
The entry-level (we use that term very loosely) YS 4508 is a 150-foot ship capable of functioning as a standalone vessel with a cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles. As a support vessel, however, it can haul several pleasure boats, a personal submersible, a helicopter, and plenty of smaller toys like kayaks, surfboards, dive gear, and more. The YS 6911 is an upgraded, 227-foot beast with a military-grade helideck, weather-protected hangar and lift system, and a fully outfitted professional dive center. There isn’t much this thing can’t haul. For the man who truly has it all, however, the company recommends a customized version of their flagship YS 7412. At 243 feet from stem to stern, she’s billed as the ultimate solution with unlimited capacity.
Yacht Support’s catalog features a handful of out-of-the-box solutions. However, most deliveries are heavily customized to suit the owners’ needs. As to cost, if you already have the keys to a superyacht, you can probably afford a second yacht to support it.