Amels Yachts are launched from Makkum and Schelde, in the Netherlands. Amels Holland started as a 1918 family business serving the commercial and naval shipbuilding industry. Today, Amels is part of the Damen Shipyards Group, operating as an autonomous business benefiting from solid financial backing, with additional resources in engineering, production and personnel when required. They began yacht construction in the early 80s, and by 1987 Amels had made the transition to producing only yachts. The recent addition of the Vlissingen yard has added more covered facilities increasing the already expansive space available for vessels up to 655ft (or 200m). Luxury yachts are a specialty at Amels, where they construct yachts starting at 130 feet in length. Both of the Amels locations are modern, well-equipped facilities offering the same 'Dutch Quality' under a single operation. The large capacity dry docks enable Amels to build the largest Dutch yachts available today. Amels is also equipped for yacht refitting, with one of the more notable refits being the motoryacht “Nabila” for Donald Trump. Amels Yachts are highly regarded in the yachting community with Tigre D'Or winning awards from the Superyacht Society for "Best Power 141 ft+" in 1997 and "Best Power Interior" in 1997 and 1999. One of their most spectacular yachts to date is the 242’ (73.69m) “Ilona”, launched in 2004 to full MCA compliance, including special UK CAA CAP-437 compliance for the helicopter and fueling system.
Amels 171' - A Virtual Tour Amels, a world leader in custom yacht building for twenty-five years, has developed an exciting new concept in yacht production. In today’s fast moving era, time has become a more precious commodity. Many buyers aren’t keen on waiting several years to design and build a new yacht. An increasing number of clients want to take delivery of a new yacht sooner, more economically, yet with no compromise in quality and individuality. For these clients, Amels has created the LIMITED EDITIONS. A line of yachts with a timeless flair, designed on a platform of proven naval architecture and engineering. With outfitting and general arrangements pre-defined, the Limited Editions can be built in less time than a fully custom build and still give the client a high level of personalization. They offer the same seaworthiness, maneuverability, top-quality system components and superb finish as all of Amels custom yachts.
The Sun has risen once again in 2021 for a superyacht that was built in 2017! Back then or even up to a year ago when you last saw "Here Comes The Sun" you might have marveled at her different looking sand paintjob on her hull which was a bit different for a yacht her size. This yacht has been on the charter market pretty much from the start. The push to make her stand out and provide all the features that guests of today and the future will want to experience helped to formulate her radical transformation. Yes, transformation. Here Comes The Sun returned to Damen Yachting for major works which saw her being cut in two and lengthened to 89-meters!
The latest Amels 200 has been launched at the Dutch yard in Holland. Hull 200/02 took to the water after starting construction on spec and then finding an owner recently. The Limited Editions design is coming at a fast pace with the first hull (200/01) being launched in February and now the second hull being launched in April. Tim Heywood's distinctive lines grace the exterior of this build with the interior being designed by Luxury Projects. It is now the second RoFlo launch for the year from Amels and will engage in the final stages of outfitting and testing before delivery in the Summer to her owner.
The first launch of 2021 has been rolled out of the sheds at Damen Yacht. The specimen is the first unit of the new Amels 200 model. She is just a few months before her delivery this Summer. Amels has been constantly tweaking the designs of their Limited Editions yachts in recent years and the Amels 200 is a representation of this. According to the yard the Amels 200 is an evolution of the Limited Edition 188. The exterior design remains by Tim Heywood with an interior by Reymond Langton.
Damen Yachting announced this morning that they have signed a contract to build a 72-meter Hybrid Explorer yacht. It is a custom build and will be ready for delivery by 2024. Michael Leach design was selected to design both the exterior and interior of this new yacht for the owner. Below we get a glimpse at what the vessel will look like in the future. At this stage no other renderings have been provided by Damen Yachting.
The newest yacht from the Amels/Damen Yachting company has been delivered earlier this week. The fifth Limited Editions 242, "Synthesis" has been delivered to her owner and left the Damen Yachts facilities to embark on its maiden voyage. Sporting a design by Tim Heywood on the exterior and Naval Architecture by Damen Yachting, the custom superyacht has a fully bespoke interior by the Winch Design firm.
Amels/Damen Yachting has delivered the first LE206 yacht called "Stardust". If the form-factor looks familiar then it is because this yard built a handful of LE199 (think "Event", "Madame Kate" etc) that was the genesis for the slightly longer LE206. The finished vessel Stardust is actually 204.9-feet long and has been seen in Norway during her maiden voyage. The Tim Heywood designed yacht was launched earlier this year. The following photo is by Wim Kosten.
The latest SeaAxe fast yacht support vessel has been launched by the Dutch builder Damen. The 55-meter wave-slicing utilitarian craft is called "New Frontiers" and has been launched in time to be displayed at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) in September. The yacht sports a blue, black and white paint scheme which makes her stand out from the rest of SeaAxe fast yacht support vessels launched so far. She is confirmed to be delivered in September and make her world premiere right away at the MYS.
Dutch yard Amels kicked off 2013 with the launching of not only their first yacht for the year but also the first yacht of the Limited Edition 199 line. While a name has not been disclosed by Amels, the Tim Heywood design has been widely refered to as "Event". Hull 5501 bears interior by Laura Sessa with the ability to sleep as many as twelve guests and fourteen crew plus the captain. The yacht's bow gives her a distinct appeal and one that isn't that unfamiliar from Amels. The straight bow is somewhat reminiscent of Amels Sea-Axe line of Fast Support Shadow vessels.