DAMEN’s 46-metre JOY RIDER heads to Florida show


JOY RIDER is the first 46-metre DAMEN Yacht Support (151 ft), a rebellious support and standalone yacht that offers unforgettable yachting, diving, sailing and ocean sports experiences. Following her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, she is heading to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (30 October to 3 November).

Built by DAMEN on speculation and completed in September 2019, JOY RIDER is for sale and available immediately. The DAMEN Yacht Support aims to follow in the footsteps of her predecessors SHADOW and AXIS which sold at previous editions of the Florida show. AMELS and DAMEN will also be showcasing the flagship of the AMELS fleet, 83-metre HERE COMES THE SUN (272 ft) at FLIBS.

Key features of JOY RIDER

  • Unique 46-metre rugged yacht (151 ft) to support world-wide ocean adventures
  • Carries 15 tonnes of exciting tenders, toys, dive equipment, submersibles
  • The most refined and comfortable Yacht Support built so far, with 3 cabins for 6 guests
  • Higher quality craftsmanship, purpose-built for the superyacht market
  • Fast delivery (she’s ready to go) and ease of ownership with low maintenance costs


JOY RIDER joins a fleet of 14 deliveries from the 46 to 75-metre DAMEN Yacht Support range (151 to 246 ft) to date.

JOY RIDER Specifications

  • LOA: 46 metres (151 ft)
  • Beam: 8.2 metres (27 ft)
  • Draught (full load midships): 2.4 metres (8 ft)
  • Gross Tonnage: 310
  • 6 guests
  • 7 crew and staff
  • Maximum speed 16.5 knots
  • Range and cruising speed: 5,000 nautical miles @ 12 knots
  • Zero-speed fin stabilisers
  • Watermaker capacity of 4,300 litres per day (1,136 US gallons)
  • Freshwater tanks (20,000 litres / 5,283 US gallons)
  • 75 kVA shorepower convertor
  • 3 x generator sets (99 ekW) each with sound enclosures and automated power management
  • Max tender size: 15 metre tenders (48 ft), tenders up to 6 tonnes
  • Deck area for tenders, toys, etc: 120 square metres (1,292 sq ft)
  • Deck capacity: 15 tonnes