Amels to reveal the new Amels 188 at MYS

Dutch shipyard Amels will reveal designs for the latest addition to their renowned Limited Editions range at the Monaco Yacht Show tomorrow, and SuperYacht Times can exclusively reveal some of the very first details. Measuring 57.70 metres with a Gross Tonnage of 970, the Amels 188 boasts designs by Tim Heywood, who has created a timeless superyacht with athletic lines, whilst Reymond Langton is responsible for her interiors. She is the first hybrid Limited Editions featuring Amels hybrid switchboard and Amels waste heat recovery.

On board she accommodates up to 12 guests, consisting of an Owner’s suite, a VIP suite located on the bridge deck, and four spacious guest cabins on the lower deck. The full beam Owner’s suite is particularly impressive, located on the main deck and boasting a large folding balcony and full height windows, inundating the space with natural light and creating a fluid connection with the outdoors. The owner’s suite covers around 80 sqm in total, including a private lounge, office, and stateroom. The en suite bathroom utilises onyx and mirrors to create a light and serene atmosphere, with the bathtub immediately drawing attention.

She boasts generous outdoor spaces spread over four guest decks, including a 17.6 sqm swimming platform with an underwater body design and large transom door, a 22 metre sun deck featuring a five person Jacuzzi and a 40 sqm sun deck sky lounge with a large bar area. An alternative layout is also offered in regards to the sun deck, with potential owners having the possibility to create an open sun deck of almost 124 sqm.

Inside, her living areas are equally capacious and luxurious, including a wellness centre of 30 sqm, featuring a state-of-the-art gym, sauna and Turkish steam shower. Her main deck saloon features an opulent dining table to seat 12 as well as sliding glass doors that open to the aft deck.

Amongst her other notable characteristics is her ability to carry a limo tender of up to 7 metres in addition to a 6.20 metre tender as well as the option of adding a touch-and-go helipad if desired by the Owner. In regards to her performance, she has a top speed of 15.5 knots, and a cruising speed of 13 knots which give her a transatlantic range of 4,500 nm.

Rob Luijendijk, Managing Director of Amels, comments on the Amels 188 reaffirming the ethos of the Limited Editions range, stating, “After 25 years of yacht building, we asked a fundamental questions: how can we build a better superyacht, so our clients can realise their vision of luxury yachting more quickly and enjoyably? And so we arrived at a new concept, our Limited Editions range. With the Amels 188, we renew that approach with an avant-garde design that brings new excitement to life on the water.”

By Gemma Fottles

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