Discussion in 'Amels Yacht' started by Yacht News, Mar 29, 2008.
"Garcon" (SeaAxe 67M) is going to be launched in Summer 2012 according to Amels.
Does anyone have any information about this sub 3000gt project? Is this one of those things were the info is released at the 2012 MYS?
More than likely you will hear more onhat 3000gt project at MYS. That is somewhere in development.
Can you imagine "Sarah" is on the charter market? I never thought that would happen but she is now for charter, first time we are seeing some interior photos.
Why is that so surprising?!
This vessel has never been put on charter since she was launched and no one in the wider public has seen her interior.
"STEP ONE" completing her sea trials; soon ready for delivery.
Just letting you guys know, the name of the Limited Editions hull 461 is "4YOU". Makes interesting reading with the knowledge that there has been more than one yacht from different builders with this name.
In other news, Limited Editions hull 463 arrived at Amels for finishing last Friday (few days ago). This is likely a LE180.
Wim also recently sent another photo of the new Limited Editions on arrival.
Amels 464 arrived earlier this week.
By the end of 2012 beginning 2013; 462, 463 and 464 will be launched.
I'll post it here; I hope this is the right thread.
Amels Ilona (currently back in the Med.) has had a radical refit.
In stead of the helipad-bay; which was originally on the main deck; Amels has installed a 10m x 3m swimming pool. Bridge deck (2m); owner's deck (4m) and sun deck (helipad) were extended in the process.
She is still a classic beauty and, in my opinion, in a class of her own.
Ilona and 4You
Thanks for your contribution Sam! Yes no worries about where you placed the thread. Wow though at where the helicopter is now. However, I guess they wanted a large pool and instead of building another yacht, you refit the one you currently have. I would like to see pics of this new pool though!
Yeah thank you! I think the extended sundeck looks a bit strange and does not fit to the overall design ... there is no smooth transition.
I was saying that too but I just didn't. That addition damaged her overall lines behind there but I supposed they couldn't do any better because the yacht was designed to have the heli below decks on the aft main deck. So none of the upper aft decks were done with that in mind.
Yes, thanks Sam!
Picture of the Aft deck
Not sure how I like that addition though. Thanks for the closer photo!
If I remember correctly, weren't the owners contemplating either a refit with their previous yacht or building one significantly smaller and having the helipad placed on the top deck like in the refit? It looks like they finally completed those plans. I don't think the owners wanted a pool as much as they wanted a bigger helicopter and had an unusable void to fill. All the modifications really killed the design. I remember when Ilona was originally build and Amels wanted to lengthen the stern by a meter for the ease of the helicopter storage but that would make the proportions and Amels would not lengthen the bow by two meters to compensate. It just makes me think, what happened here as I think the design looks a lot worse after the modifications.
Regardless of aesthetics the heli hanger was a killer so maybe thus was a way for the owner to get over the death of his Chief Engineer on board in the tragic circumstances where it took place.
An aerial shot of the new pad and the now converted hanger space into a large swimming pool.