With an opulent European aesthetic inspired by the great palaces and museums of Paris, Vienna and Rome, stepping onboard Elixir is like stepping back in time to a golden era of elegance and charm. Built by AMELS in 2016, the 180.5ft (55m) superyacht is part of the AMELS 180 family and has been artfully customized to ensure a charter experience that delivers both exceptional levels of guest comfort and unforgettable memories. As well as the stunning good looks, Elixir is also kitted out with a wealth of water toys, dive equipment and high-performance tenders to ensure her more intrepid guests have plenty to keep them entertained.


Elixir’s wealth of amenities has something to please every guest from the active thrill-seeker to the close-knit family looking for a change of pace. Kids and adults alike will love her vast sundeck which ranks amongst the largest found on a yacht of her size and features a stunning backlit onyx bar and large jacuzzi ideal for sunset cocktails or simply relaxing away the remainder of the day.

Those looking for something more adventurous can head to the beach club and use her dive equipment to take a look at life below the waves or play around with her ample selection of water toys which includes water-skis, seabobs, paddleboards, and a pair of 2-seater jet-skis. Shore excursions are facilitated by a 7-meter tender and a larger 10.5-meter chase tender for carrying larger parties and supplies. There is also gym equipment available onboard to keep up your daily fitness routine as well as a sauna for post-workout relaxation sessions.


Her classical exterior lines were penned by Tim Heywood who has been in the business for over forty years and designed some of the largest and most impressive yachts on the water today including the 483ft (144m) A+ and 436ft (133m) Al Mirqab. Her layout has been cleverly planned to optimize guest deck space and to ensure an easy flow from one end of the yacht to the other without the intrusion of service stations or essential equipment. Just like her opulent interior spaces, Elixir’s deck spaces are graceful and luxurious with ample space to enjoy socializing and entertaining family and friends. Elixir also delivers on performance with a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 5200 nautical miles while cruising at a steady 13 knots.


Inspired by the classical elegance of Europe’s great capitals, Elixir’s graceful interiors are the work of award-winning Italian designer Laura Sessa Romboli who has been working with AMELS for over a decade. In keeping with her chic exterior spaces, the aesthetic inside features a pared-back neutral color palette with lighter tones framed by dark mahogany, marbles and flooring along with occasional pops of vibrant color in the carefully-chosen artwork adorning the walls.

A favorite space for guests of all ages is her sky lounge which can be turned into a movie room thanks to the 110-inch TV or an elegant cocktail lounge with live music from the grand piano. With plenty of comfortable sofas and gorgeous views, this room is ideal for cooler nights or evenings in when you don’t feel like heading ashore. For more formal occasions there is also a magnificent main salon that features its own fold-down balcony for unique views of your stunning destination and a large dining area for big get-togethers.


The highlight of Elixir’s guest accommodation is her sumptuous owner’s suite with its very own private fold-down balcony which is the perfect spot for a moment of tranquility or real quality time with loved ones. This spacious suite of rooms also includes a large lounge and study, a dedicated dressing room and a magnificent en-suite bathroom equipped with a bathtub and steam shower.

Four additional guest rooms enable Elixir to host up to 12 overnight guests. These rooms are configured as two generous double cabins with large queen-sized beds and two twin cabins which each also feature a Pullman bed. Each guest cabin has its own style in keeping with the classically elegant aesthetic found throughout the yacht, featuring lighter tones offset by dark woods and finishes as well as statement lamps and gorgeous marble bathrooms. Elixir also has comfortable quarters for up to 13 crew to ensure the smooth running of every charter experience.

Elixir is available to charter through Y.CO from US$300,000 (€275,000) per week plus expenses.

Summer Cruising Destinations: Mediterranean

Winter Cruising Destinations: Caribbean