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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  • 21 jan 2019

    Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is hosting the beautiful KAMALAYA at the Miami Yacht Show from February 14 – 19, 2019 at Island Gardens. The 55-metre AMELS 180 (180 ft) is a fantastic showcase for the yacht builder’s Limited Editions range which includes a number of yachts now available for fast delivery in the Netherlands.

    KAMALAYA began her oceangoing voyages in 2013 at the AMELS shipyard in Vlissingen. She has been as far north as the Arctic Circle and Svalbard, as well as making the most of off-the-beaten track hideaways in the Mediterranean and Caribbean with her adventurous owner and crew.

    In Miami KAMALAYA is presented in mint condition – an excellent testament to the enduring quality and finish that distinguish AMELS Limited Editions yachts. On board KAMALAYA, the AMELS and DAMEN team will welcome clients on board KAMALAYA with her Rémi Tessier custom interiors.

    The next available AMELS yachts include a new 74-metre AMELS 242 (242 ft), which is currently under construction for delivery in Summer 2020. The new 62.4-metre AMELS 206 (205 ft) is also under construction for delivery in Spring 2020. The team will also present the DAMEN Yacht Support range of vessels and the DAMEN SeaXplorer range of luxury expedition yachts.

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