Damen Cruise Signs First Contract With SeaDream Yacht Club
Damen Shipyards Group is proud to announce the recent signing of a contract with Oslo, Norway-based SeaDream Yacht Club. The contract marks a historic moment, being Damen’s first for a cruise ship. SeaDream will operate the 155m Mega Yacht on luxury voyages all over the world.
SVP Sales and Marketing Damen Cruise Andrea Trevisan comments, “We are delighted to sign this historic contract with which the Damen Shipyards Group enters the cruise market. We feel very honoured that SeaDream has chosen Damen to deliver this special project and are looking forward to a long-term cooperation with this unique ultra-luxury brand.”
He continues, “There has been an immediate connection with Seadream, a family company like Damen. We felt inspired by the company’s philosophy and by Mr. Atle Brynestad, a pioneer in the luxury cruise industry. His passion throughout the design and contractual stage of this project has been simply contagious to all of us within the Damen organisation.”
“We were drawn to Damen Shipyards for their excellent reputation and proven track record as innovators in the shipbuilding industry”, says Atle Brynestad, Owner, Chairman and CEO of SeaDream. “Damen Shipyards understood our vision from the very beginning, making them a natural fit for this venture. We are looking forward to working closely with the Damen team to bring this dream to reality.”
The international shipyards group launched its new venture, Damen Cruise, in 2018. Though a new entrant to this particular market, Damen has, for over 90 years, delivered ships to diverse sectors of the maritime industry, including construction of adventure and mega yachts and complex offshore, naval and RoPax vessels.
The Mega Yacht for SeaDream will be completely constructed and outfitted, including the interior, at the Mangalia yard by Damen, working in partnership with leading suppliers to the cruise industry. Damen will commence construction of the vessel in October this year, with a scheduled delivery date of September 2021.