At the beginning of March Dutch superyacht builder Amels launched the 55 metre superyacht Engelberg and she is on schedule for delivery to her owner at the end of May 2013. The project, which is being managed by Ocean Independence’s Swiss‐based Management Division, Ocean Management, is highly customised and intelligently designed to meet with her Owner’s needs. From the 80km of wiring needed to power the advanced personal communications systems to the unique orange tint of the boot top line, Engelberg, the first Amels 180 designed, is a true original.
Jeroen Minnema, the Owner’s broker at Ocean Independence commented on the progress of the build “We are on schedule for delivery at the end of May, with Amels and Ocean Management working in synch to ensure a smooth handover. The yacht took to the water for finishing early March and the charcoal grey hull and whisper grey superstructure look smart and stylish, but the added signature line in an orange tint made exclusively for the Owner, really give a little extra verve to the elegant Tim Heywood lines of the yacht”.
Amels managing director Rob Luijendijk also commented “We too are pleased with the good looks of our new lady, but equally the customised areas have been a great success. We incorporated ideas that brought more space to the interior, greater accessibility to the sun and sea, including: the widebody sky lounge, the folding balconies on the main deck, the easy access stairs folding out off the swim platform, the extralarge sun deck engineered for a Touch & Go helipad, to name a few”.
Although Engelberg will be solely for private use, after her official launch some images may be made available in order to share the contemporary Enzo Enea & Focus Yacht design interior and the design refinements incorporated by Amels.
Enzo Enea, head of Enea Landscape Architecture gives us a feel for the interior “it is astonishing to see what we have been able to create, our vision for Engelberg evolved logically and naturally with the sea as our muse. The interiors reflect the true beauty of nature’s coastal landscapes in shades of rich green, warm sand, earth tones and hues of blue. Guests onboard will feel at one with their surroundings, whilst enjoying all the most luxurious pleasures modern interior design can offer. The design remains modest, yet ingenious in its homage to the origins of sea travel: sailing and ships".