The hull of the largest Amels yacht to date has hit the water at the Damen hull building facilities in Romania. Launched sideways into the water, the 78-metre Full Custom yacht will be transported to the Netherlands for outfitting, which is due to be completed during 2021 at the Amels yard in Vlissingen.
Photo: Tom van OossanenPhoto: Tom van OossanenThe 2,850 GT project is the shipyard's largest project by volume, outweighing the 83-metre Heywood-designed Here Comes the Sun. Designer Espen Øino worked closely with the owner to create the exterior of the new superyacht, whereas Amels’ in-house design and engineering team oversaw the naval architecture and engineering of the vessel. Zuretti Interior Design was selected by the owner to stylise the interiors. Photo: Tom van OossanenPhoto: Tom van OossanenAt the launch the representative of the owner's team, Andrew Tree of Superyacht Technical Services, commented: “This truly custom yacht, with a 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. 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.”
Photo: Tom van OossanenPhoto: Tom van OossanenEspen Øino added: “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. 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.”