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 very pleased to announce the sale of a 74-metre AMELS 242 superyacht (242 ft) from its Limited Editions range. Announced shortly before the Monaco Yacht Show, the sale strongly celebrates the value, quality and sophistication that AMELS offers for large yachts.
The sale of the AMELS 242 with a Tim Heywood exterior design was completed with Merle Wood & Associates representing the buyer.
“This yacht will once again show a different character to any of our previous AMELS Limited Editions deliveries,” comments Rutger Dolk, part of the AMELS commercial team. “The ability to adapt the proven platform to the client’s wishes is why our Limited Editions approach is working so well. The extremely comfortable and quiet platform with renowned level of quality and combined with a fast delivery creates a very attractive proposition.”
Since the delivery of the first AMELS 242 three years ago, the AMELS 242 has quickly become the world’s most successful yacht in the 75-metre segment (approximately 250 ft). The next available AMELS 242 (pictured) is ready to be customised and lined up for delivery mid-2020. The AMELS 242 features:
* an entire private 374 square-metre Owners Deck (4,026 sq ft) with spectacular forward-facing Stateroom
* a large swimming pool
* and the award-winning full beam midships wellness and relaxing spa area with a unique 19.5 square metre folding beach platform (210 sq ft).
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will host the 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31- Nov 4, 2018. 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. FLIBS is exactly where you want to be!
Boating enthusiasts turned out in droves for the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which enjoyed a boost in attendance fanned in part by sunnier skies and consumer optimism about the economy.
The 2017 boating spectacle, which ran Nov. 1-5 across seven locations in Fort Lauderdale, attracted 105,000 visitors.
For more information visit the website here.
Click here for the list of exhibitors.
Show location Royal Huisman, Oceanco, Amels/ Damen, Heesen Yachts & Feadship:
Bahia Mar/ Hall Of Fame/Las Olas Marina Show - Superyacht Avenue
Prime Time Preview
Wed. Oct 31, Noon - 7pm
(Ticket valid any show day)
Thur. Nov 1, 10am - 7pm
Fri. Nov 2, 10am - 7pm
Sat. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
Sun. Nov 4, 10am - 6pm
801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316