Staying small when you’re big
“When owners visit AMELS here in Vlissingen, they very quickly note the yard’s unique atmosphere, the sense of calm determination. Even though we are very busy, things run in a smooth and well organised way. But AMELS has always been much more than that. There is something extra which draws on the centuries of shipbuilding excellence here on the North Sea. We work on very large, very complex superyachts, but we get on with things in an uncomplicated, easy-going way. Even though we are the largest superyacht facility in the Netherlands and part of one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, in our mentality we still prefer to work like a small yard. says Rob Luyendijk Managing Director at AMELS.

A superyacht is only the beginning
The reason AMELS has become the largest Dutch superyacht builder is because we know it's not just about the yacht, it's about creating the opportunity for shared experiences and wonderful memories with your loved ones.

Rob Luijendijk: “As Managing Director, I am tempted to say that this cascades down from the top, but in fact it often feels like the other way around. It’s the feeling of determination I get when I’m here that keeps me going during my travels all over the world. Everyone at the yard knows that their role is important. This is why, when we deliver a yacht – whether it’s a new build or a refit project – we celebrate that achievement as a team, from the lead engineer to the superstructure cleaners. You can only promise the absolute highest quality if you know that every weld, every component, every finish has been applied with absolute pride in your craftsmanship.”

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USP's

  • AMELS Limited Editions range
  • AMELS Full Custom
  • AMELS Refit
  • DAMEN Yacht Support range
  • DAMEN SeaXplorer range

 

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  • 08 aug 2019

    AMELS is delighted to introduce the AMELS 60, the brand new Espen Øino design in the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s Limited Editions range. The 60-metre superyacht, with Hybrid by AMELS technology, is now under construction and available for spring 2022 delivery.
    - Huge Sun Deck, Swim Platform and folding Owners Suite balcony
    - Generous interior volume of 830 GT, light and airy with signature large Main Deck windows
    - 9-metre luxury tender stowed on foredeck

    Since 2007, AMELS has built more than 40 Limited Editions yachts in its hugely successful premium semi-custom range – from 55 to 83 metres in length. Introduced in 2005, the Limited Editions approach has proven its enduring appeal to modern superyacht owners thanks to continuous innovation and commitment to the absolute top quality.

    “The AMELS 60 is an exciting new take on the very best AMELS knowhow and craftsmanship that has shaped everything we have done for more than 100 years,” says Rose Damen, Managing Director of the Damen Shipyards’ Yachting division. “Just like the global fleet of Limited Editions yachts at sea today, the AMELS 60 will be a beacon of trusted reliability, quality and comfort for decades to come.”

    Exterior design and naval architecture
    The AMELS 60 is the builder’s second collaboration with Espen, following the 78-metre AMELS Full Custom by Espen Øino that is now under construction for delivery in 2021. With the AMELS 60, Espen and his team deliver nothing short of the stellar creativity and passion for detail that he has built his enviable reputation on.

    Espen comments: “The AMELS 60 is a package that no-one else can offer at this time. It’s a very well thought-through design where we incorporate all the experience AMELS has as a builder and we as designers. I think it is truly a design that reflects the future. I can’t wait to see her being built, to experience her. She will be instantly recognisable when she hits the water in 2022.”

    AMELS naval architects, in collaboration with parent company Damen Shipyards’ in-house Research Laboratory, developed the AMELS 60’s all-new hull form. The new naval architecture provides the optimum combination of full displacement comfort with fuel efficiency.

    “As a naval architect and as a yacht designer I like how the AMELS 60 optimises the waterline lengths which increases the length to beam ratio,” Espen continues. “It is the right way to go. This is a very efficient hull form, which in combination with the hybrid propulsion, makes the AMELS 60 quite unique in this size and range of vessels.”

    With Hybrid by AMELS technology, the AMELS 60 offers cruising up to 7 knots with electrical propulsion motors. The system works with multiple sources of energy working together seamlessly throughout a wide operating profile. The owner benefits from very low noise and vibrations, lower fuel and maintenance costs, while reducing harmful emissions.

    “The AMELS 60 has a future-proof hybrid package that our clients can rely on,” Rose explains. “No full displacement superyacht of this size can match the AMELS 60’s comfort, quality and efficiency in such a cost-effective design. We developed pragmatic technology that works invisibly in the background to deliver maximum efficiency, minimum impact on our environment, with the widest operating flexibility.”

    Interior design by Studio Indigo
    AMELS invited the team at Studio Indigo to create a design concept for the AMELS 60 interiors. Founded in 2005 by Creative Director Mike Fisher, the London-based studio specialises in architecture, interior design and yachts. They bring over 15 years of design experience within luxury super-prime land-based projects, both in the UK and internationally.

    Comprising a skilled team of 50 designers and architects, Studio Indigo brings a fresh new approach to the yachting industry and has recently captured the market’s attention with their award-winning innovation – including two World Superyacht Awards.

    “We refined the GA to make the space as ergonomically efficient as possible, generating a layout that seeks to maximise the perception of space and flow,” Mike Fisher explains. “This was achieved by opening up the views and vistas between spaces to make them feel bigger, lighter and brighter. The interiors are chic and contemporary, using a rich variety of fabrics and textures throughout, allowing the guests onboard to experience different atmospheres that surprise and delight as you walk through the AMELS 60. Consistency of materials, architectural detailing and form means spaces flow easily into the next, thereby creating the illusion of endless space."

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