Earlier this week, the 74-metre Amels 242 Limited Editions superyacht Synthesis set off from the Damen Yachting shipyard in Vlissingen to begin her worldwide cruise. Photo: Amels and Damen YachtingHer experienced owner is a repeat Amels client and has customised Synthesis to feature a dedicated owner's deck with foredeck Jacuzzi and unique dining and entertaining layouts on multiple decks. The option to move away from the 'traditional' layout also allowed for a large aft deck swimming pool and a lower-deck wellness spa that is connected to both the indoors and out with direct access to the swim platform.
With Damen Yachting behind the yacht's naval architecture, Tim Heywood worked on the exterior and Winch Design was appointed to realise the custom interior. At 1,790 GT, Synthesis has space to accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms plus 19 crew. Other notable features include a garage which is home to two 9-metre luxury tenders and a helipad found up on the bridge deck aft. Photo: Amels and Damen YachtingDamen Yachting Managing Director Rose Damen says, “It has been a wonderful experience to welcome back our client and to see them incorporate so many personal touches to his Amels 242. It is a fantastic example of what our Limited Editions concept is all about. Owners being able to benefit from the existing and proven platform whilst still having the freedom to customise to meet their own specific yachting needs and still receive delivery within 12 months.” Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesThe yacht's Captain, James Griffiths, helped to oversee the build on behalf of the owner and explains: “'This has been my first new-build Amels project – the previous projects I have been involved with at the Damen Yachting shipyard have been refits. As always, the experience has been great and the cooperation with the shipyard, project manager and his team has gone very well. It is fantastic to see such an amazing product come together after what hasn’t been the easiest of times given the global circumstances.” Also on the owner's team was Torrance Yachts, who sold the project and went on to manage the build along with project managers Navinco.Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesSynthesis is the fifth Amels 242 to be delivered and also marks the 40th Limited Editions yacht to be delivered by the yard since 2005.