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AMELS signs new 78-metre full custom yacht

Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is pleased to announce a new order for a 78-metre AMELS Full Custom yacht (256 ft) by Espen Øino with the contract signed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017. When the yacht is delivered in 2021, it will be the largest AMELS by Gross Tonnage built to date.

“This is a particularly significant contract for AMELS and a great compliment for our Full Custom team,” comments Rose Damen, AMELS Commercial Director. “All of us at AMELS are looking forward to working with the owner’s team and the yacht’s designers to create this beautiful new custom yacht with the absolute highest quality that AMELS is renowned for.”

While further details of the project are under wraps, the yacht’s approximately 2,850 Gross Tonnage will make it the largest constructed at the yard so far.
Espen Øino, who developed the exterior design and General Arrangement plan together with the owner, says:

"For our team it is the first time we have collaborated with AMELS on a yacht project. We are very impressed by the know-how and professionalism that the AMELS custom yachts team have displayed during the design development and negotiations and look forward to working together towards making this vessel a unique custom yacht we all can be proud of."

The owner has selected Zuretti Interior Designers to create the interiors.

“We are very proud of the trust that the owner and AMELS shipyard have placed in us when selecting our design studio to take part in this project,” says François Zuretti. “Being involved with the new generation of custom-made AMELS yachts is yet another great opportunity to pursue our commitment to developing unique yachts that are also contemporary, comfortable, functional vessels with distinct ethnic notes.”
The AMELS Full Custom team is developing the naval architecture and engineering. AMELS Manager Projects Custom Building Roeland Berrevoets, who led the development of the project at AMELS, says:

“This new AMELS project is a large volume yacht with a demanding specification that will once again showcase what we are capable of in large yacht building. We have invested a lot of time and resources to develop our team and our facilities in Vlissingen for full custom building, so it’s very rewarding to start building the biggest AMELS yacht so far.”

AMELS operates the largest superyacht facility in the Netherlands, with modern, climate-controlled production facilities including three drydocks up to 215 metres in length. AMELS has delivered approximately 60 yachts including iconic yachts like 83-metre HERE COMES THE SUN, the largest AMELS yacht by length to date, and 73-metre ILONA.



For further press information please contact:
Victor Caminada
Amels, Marketing & P.R. Department
T: +31 118 485 002

Amels is now the largest and commercially most successful superyacht builder in Holland, with a total of 12 projects currently under construction in Vlissingen. Showing an average growth in annual turnover of 10% since 2005, Amels has seen the Limited Editions concept go from strength to strength, with owners appreciating the advantages of faster, on-time delivery, superior engineering and build quality, higher value and resale value. With the Limited Editions range now spanning five elegant Tim Heywood designs from 55 to 83 metres, each yacht can be entirely customised using world-class interior designers.

Since 1991 Amels has been the exclusive yacht-building member of the Dutch DAMEN Shipyards Group, established in 1927 and now the largest shipyard in the Netherlands. A family-owned company, DAMEN owning more than 35 throughout the world and employs over 7,000 people in 35 countries. In 2012 the Group delivered over 150 vessels, and had a turnover of approximately €1.6 billion.

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