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First Amels 188 hybrid superyacht Volpini 2 launched

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Charl van Rooy

The first Amels 188 superyacht was launched this month as the Dutch builder’s latest breed of superyacht. At 57.7 metres in length, Volpini 2 is not only longer than her sisters of the successful Amels 180 range but also larger in size with an internal volume of 970 GT.Volpini 2 Amels launchPhoto: Amels

Amels once again teamed up with designer Tim Heywood for the exterior of the project who styled the new Amels 188 with a familiar swoosh of his pen while also adding several new styling touches that makes the yacht instantly recognisable. For this first project in the range, her owners selected Reymond Langton to design the customised interior spaces.Volpini 2 Amels launchPhoto: Amels

Some of the stand out features of Volpini 2 include a 30-square-metre beach club at the stern along with a wellness centre and gym. The owners can look forward to retiring in their 80-square-metre suite that takes up a prime position forward on the main deck. On an engineering level, the project complies fully with the latest IMO Tier III regulations and will operate with an advanced hybrid power system to further increase efficiency and environmental friendliness.

Together with Amels, SYM Superyacht Management oversaw the construction as owner’s representatives who also sold the project in September 2017. “The boat is amazing and the work being carried out by the team in exceptional, we couldn't be happier,” commented SYM Managing Director Ben Young during the construction phase. “Any small issues are dealt with smoothly and without fuss – a real pleasure to work with such professionals.”

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