Amels Holland Commissions Handsome LADY IN BLUE New 52.00-metre is celebrated at first of many grand parties Makkum, The Netherlands: Amels Holland, a division of Damen Shipyards Group, announces the commissioning of its latest build, the uniquely handsome 52-metre LADY IN BLUE. Designed by renowned Paris-based interior specialists, Studio Alberto Pinto, with naval architecture and engineering by the Amels in-house team, the “LADY” was completed on schedule in April. After her successful sea trials, she will be turned over to her new owner in May. LADY IN BLUE was built for a high profile executive, who enjoys sharing life aboard with friends and associates. To accommodate his highly social lifestyle, the yacht's interior volume was maximised by extending the superstructure several metres over a well-proven hullform. The owner particularly enjoys entertaining large groups, so the main-deck saloon and dining area plan is open, for easy guest circulation during sit-down events or stand-up cocktail parties. The general arrangement features a large sundeck, and beneath it an unusually spacious wheelhouse on the bridge deck, separated from a lounge/entertainment area by the captain's cabin and pantry. A disco, with large loudspeakers, is set aft on the bridge deck, served by a concealed disc-jockey desk. The ample master suite is on the main deck forward; four very comfortable double-berthed guest staterooms are set aft on the `tween deck, which also accommodates quarters for 14 crew. Guests and crew are conveniently separated by the engine room, set forward of amidships to enhance hull trim. The interior décor—as is to be expected from Studio Pinto—is eclectic, informal, and highly original, featuring eight varieties of wood and other fine materials cleverly combined as never before seen on a luxury yacht. The christening of LADY IN BLUE took place April 17 at Amels' large, modern shipyard in Vlissingen, in the 145-metre covered drydock, the smaller of two. The joyous naming and “baptism” by a Catholic priest were witnessed by a crowd of family and friends from Italy—an increasing source of clients for Dutch shipyards—and the Amels construction team was invited by the owner to express his deep appreciation for a job well done. The owner was introduced to Amels by Carlo Agliardi of Fraser Yachts in Monaco, and Fraser's Antonio Pozzi was technical consultant. LADY IN BLUE will head for a summer in the Mediterranean. She will be available for charter.