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 has sold a new 180-ft AMELS 180 (55 meters) from the AMELS Limited Editions range. The sale highlights the ongoing success of the AMELS Limited Editions approach, combining individual design choices with fast delivery. The new AMELS 180 superyacht will be delivered in summer 2019.
“The owner was looking for proven ocean-going performance so he and his family can enjoy destinations around the world,” comments Rutger Dolk from the AMELS commercial team. “We can’t wait to see this custom AMELS 180 cruising in the beautiful Exumas or across to the Pacific just like her sister ships do.”
The owner created the bespoke color scheme in collaboration with exterior designer Tim Heywood and the AMELS design team, with a blue tone hull and anthracite grey superstructure for an uninterrupted geometry highlighting the long lines on Bridge Deck and Sun Deck.
The custom interiors are by the owner’s choice of designer Bonesteel Trout Hall, a California-based boutique residential studio, working in collaboration with AMELS interior specialists.
“The owner and his family have been very involved in the custom exterior and interior design,” Rutger says. “Creating such a bespoke yachting experience while still offering delivery in less than a year is a great compliment to our design and project teams and demonstrates how well our Limited Editions approach works.”
The AMELS 180 has proven full displacement naval architecture with a large volume (671 Gross Tonnage), offering strong and stable seakeeping behavior for excellent comfort and global range. The logical layout and properly-sized storage for equipment is a direct result of the larger volume, ensuring no compromise for journeys requiring extended periods of full luxury service at sea.
The next available AMELS 180 is now under construction and scheduled for summer 2020 delivery. Favorite features of the AMELS 180 include the impressive 1,938 sq ft Sun Deck (180 square meters), the Main Deck Owners Suite with folding balcony, plus a wide-body Bridge Deck Sky Lounge.
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.
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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