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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  • 17 aug 2018

    POWER PLAY, the latest delivery from DAMEN’s successful YS 5009 design, will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 from 26 to 29 September. The brand new 55.5-metre vessel (182 ft) is available for immediate delivery to an owner looking for a proven adventure machine, a blend of support and stand-alone yachting capability.

    “We’re looking forward to showing our clients the next evolution of the YS 5009 at the Monaco Yacht Show,” comments Rose Damen, Commercial Director. “The adventure element with accommodation and guest areas reflects the changing market requirements. This is the complete yachting experience with diving, submersibles, fishing, exploration, underwater discovery and fast toys.”

    Put the adventure back into yachting

    Like AD-VANTAGE, AXIS and SHADOW, POWER PLAY has been configured for an adventure blend of stand-alone and superyacht support functions. POWER PLAY accommodates 6 guests staying in 3 cabins, and includes a Sun Deck and a Main Deck lounge with panoramic views.

    * Accommodate extra guests and children alongside the mother yacht

    * Overnight on site during dive and explorer trips while the mother yacht stays in a marina or anchored off a nice village

    * Command dive and ROV missions, accommodating experts such as guides, historians and marine biologists

    * Host large celebrations with up to 350 guests

    * Set up beach parties and water toys before the mother yacht arrives

    * Own as a base boat alongside chartered yachts or racing yachts

    * Enjoy two locations at once, connected by helicopter

    With a Gross Tonnage of 489, the high support capability of a DAMEN Yacht Support vessel is still there, including the 12-tonne deck crane and stern A-frame fittings for efficient launch and retrieval of large and heavy equipment like submersibles.

    DAMEN experience and knowhow

    POWER PLAY is the sixth delivery of the YS 5009 design from the DAMEN Yacht Support range. Overall, 14 vessels from the Yacht Support range have been delivered or are in build. On POWER PLAY, the DAMEN Yacht Support design team has added new enhancements, including a new 50 square-metre Aft Adventure Centre/Dive Centre (538 sq ft), more autonomy and facilities for operating in zero-discharge zones such as marine nature reserves.

    POWER PLAY reaches speeds above 20 knots with a crew of 7 and extra accommodation for 4 staff, pilots, security or guides.

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  • 26 sep 2018

    The Monaco Yacht Show is the representative of the luxury yachting sector: shipyards, brokers, designers, equipment manufacturers and other luxury goods. Holland’s leading role in the superyacht industry has created a special relationship with the Monaco Yacht Show. Each year the Dutch pavilion is packed with visitors keen to see what our members have to offer, and the quays also have many Dutch superyachts on the show.

    Personality, Stability, Heritage … and much more besides await you. Join us as we showcase 10 stands of Dutch suppliers, all packed with new innovations. Enjoy the Dutch hospitality and share your thoughts with specialists from every area of the Dutch superyacht industry.We look forward to seeing you in our Holland Pavilion to give you all the information you need about our members!

    For more information please visit the website here.

    Date & time

    The Show, held from 26 > 29 September, opens each day at 10:00 am and closes at 6:30 pm.

    Location Pavilions

    Holland Pavilion

    Holland Pavilion DARSE SUD QS39
    Cramm Yachting Systems DARSE SUD QS38
    DGI Sypack DARSE SUD QS34
    Hydromar DARSE SUD QS36
    Naiad Dynamics DARSE SUD QS33
    Port of Amsterdam DARSE SUD QS37
    Rondal DARSE SUD QS40
    Van Berge Henegouwen DARSE SUD QS35

    Demonstration products in Holland Pavilion: RH Marine & KUIPER Holland 

    Around the show

    Amels T CENTRAL QT6
    Caterpiller (Pon Power) QUAI ALBERT IER AL15
    Esthec Composite Decking QUAI L'HIRONDELLE QH29
    Feadship T CENTRAL QT3
    Heesen Yachts QUAI DES ÉTATS-UNIS QE17
    Lanka Marble PARVIS PISCINE QP49
    Maxwell Marine DARSE SUD QS43
    Moonen Shipyards   Location will follow soon
    Oceanco T CENTRAL  QT7
    Royal Huisman QUAI DES ÉTATS-UNIS QE13
    Vitters Shipyard T CENTRAL QT2


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