Dutch shipbuilder Amels has successfully launched their largest superyacht to date, a 255.91ft (78m) a Full Custom project by designer Espen Øino. The yacht hit the water at the Damen hull-building facility on the Danube and will be transported to the Amels outfitting yard in the Netherlands, where it’s due for delivery in 2021.
At the launch, the Owner’s team represented by Andrew Tree of Superyacht Technical Services, joined exterior designer and naval architect Espen Øino, as well as team members from both Amels and Damen. “This truly custom yacht, with stunning design both inside and out, could only be achieved with the greatest collaboration, having the very best of European design and the highest quality of construction and management,” said Tree. “It has been a pleasure to represent the Owner throughout this prestigious build process and we look forward to her completion and delivery in 2021.”
Although the recent Amels 272.31ft (83m) Here Comes The Sun superyacht, which was launched in 2017, was slightly longer, this new Full Custom project has a larger internal volume at 2,850 Gross Tonnage, which will make her the largest Amels superyacht to date when delivered.
The contract for this yacht was signed at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show in 2017, where the Owner specifically appointed Espen Øino to develop the exterior design and general arrangement, as well as Zuretti Interior Designers for the interior. “It’s definitely a unique project and it was an intense collaboration with AMELS, and I think it’s been an amazing journey so far since signing the contract in 2017,” said Espen.
Espen also commented on his favorite design features. “The layout with the big pool on the upper deck with the boats below either side, but they are all hidden so you don’t see it. And of course the balconies with the direct access from the cabins out which you can spot very easily and it’s actually looking pretty amazing. A lot of people don’t notice this because when you look at the profile view they’re not very visible, but when you draw the boat in 3D you can see these balconies coming out.”