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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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.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 1 - Nov 5, 2017. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts.
HISWA Holland Yachting Group will be present with 10 members, AMELS, Feadship, Oceanco, Hakvoort, Royal Huisman, Naiad Dynamics, VBH, Maxwell, Heesen and Wajer Yachts. Together they will represent the Heritage, Personality and Stability that Holland has to offer.
Fort Lauderdale Show Information
Prime Time Preview
Wed. Nov 1, Noon - 7pm
(Ticket valid any show day)
Thur. Nov 2, 10am - 7pm
Fri. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
Sat. Nov 4, 10am - 7pm
Sun. Nov 5, 10am - 6pm
Booths & pavilions
|Amels||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 14 and Slip 1|
|Feadship||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 1|
|Hakvoort Shipyard||Green Zone EF11|
|Heesen Yachts||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 6 and Slip 5|
|Maxwell||Yellow Zone Superyacht Pavilion 639|
|Naiad Dynamics||Yellow Zone Superyacht Pavilion 662|
|Oceanco||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 11|
|Royal Huisman||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 12|
|Van Berge Henegouwen||American Pavillion 835-836|
|Wajer Yachts||Tendering Amels & Feadship|