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Amels launches first Amels 220 superyacht: Project Waka

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Laura Nicholls

The first Amels 220 superyacht, Project Waka touched the water for the first time inside one of the covered drydocks at the Amels shipyard over the weekend. Final outfitting will be completed on the 67.1-metre superyacht, who is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2019.Waka yacht launch at AmelsPhoto: Tom van OossanenPresent at the launch were the Amels project team and the owner’s team, including Captain Paul Bickley and Antoine Larricq from Fraser Yachts, who also represented the owner during the build.Waka yacht launch - Captain Paul Bickley and Antoine Larricq from Fraser Yachts opening the valvesPhoto: Tom van Oossanen“Now we are less than three months from delivery,” Mr Larricq commented during the launch. “Everyone is really impressed how seamless this project has been. This is the result of all those hours of work and meetings, cutting materials, selecting marbles, and now we are right on schedule.”Waka yacht launch at AmelsPhoto: Tom van OossanenThe Amels 220 features the design work of Tim Heywood and is inspired by the original Amels 212 models. With interiors custom designed by Winch Design, up to 12 guests can be accommodated for in seven staterooms and enjoy the 65-square metre swim platform, beach club and two 8-metre tenders. Waka yacht launch at AmelsPhoto: Tom van OossanenWaka yacht launch at AmelsPhoto: Tom van OossanenThe new superyacht can reach top speeds of 17 knots and features a highly fuel efficient full displacement hull form and an onboard energy recovery system.

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