This week, the first 60-metre Amels 200 was launched at the Damen Yachting facility and is on track for her upcoming summertime delivery. Now she is out of her construction shed, the 1,015 GT yacht will undergo final outfitting and commissioning on the yard's quayside to complete the design by Tim Heywood.Photo: Tom van Oossanen / AmelsInterior designer Reymond Langton has worked on the yacht's layout of five luxury staterooms for up to 12 guests and a new full-height window design in the master suite forward on the main deck. The sun deck offers an enclosed climate-controlled gym area that can be reached via the yacht’s elevator that connects its four interior guest decks.Photo: Tom van Oossanen / AmelsTim Heywood explains the ideas behind the exterior design, which is an evolution of the Amels Limited Edition 188 complete with larger aft decks and a swim platform: “There are many features of this design that bring a smile to my face. The many flying buttresses, the complex winding surfaces, the upturned deck ends, the integrated life rafts, the sculptural mast and the complex stern, all form a harmonious design that sits securely in her environment, of which I am extremely proud. I believe her delicate, fluid lines will prove to be timeless and she will still look as attractive in 50 years’ time, as she does now.” Photo: Tom van Oossanen / Amels“The additional length invested in this design has only increased her elegance and sophisticated appearance, as well as elevating the functionality of her interior, which is illuminated by enlarged windows. The many winding surfaces allow sunlight and reflections to add to her magic, only possible by the sculptural forms and high gloss finish, achieved by her builders, who have invested so much time and effort into achieving perfection. The flowing lines of her multifaceted exterior are exactly as I imagined and the difficulties of her complex forms have been crafted with enormous care and talent," Heywood adds.Photo: Tom van Oossanen / AmelsBuilt according to IMO Tier III emissions regulations, the Amels 200 complies with some of the strictest requirements set by the International Maritime Association. With a cruising speed of 15.5 knots, the yacht will be able to cover a range of 4,500 nm at an economical speed of 13 knots.Photo: Tom van Oossanen / Amels
“It has been a pleasure to work with Amels and the Damen Yachting team on the build of 200-01. We have had a long-standing relationship with Amels and I am delighted that we have continued our successful collaboration with the shipyard to bring together this superb and exciting project for the client," says Richard Lambert, Senior Partner and Head of Sales at Burgess, who represented the owner.Photo: Tom van Oossanen / AmelsAmels and Damen Yachting sales manager Jorrit Pilaar echoes this sentiment: “The launch of every yacht is a wonderful milestone in the build journey but for 200-01 it feels particularly special. It is the first of 2021, it is first Amels 200 and it is confirmation of the successful collaboration we have had with Burgess to ensure we have been able to offer the client fast delivery of an incredible project."
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