With more than 50 Amels Limited Editions yachts now at sea, this is the first time in Damen Yachting’s history that two superyachts have been launched on the same day. The craftsmen and women at Damen Yachting’s headquarters in Vlissingen City, the Netherlands, uphold the yard’s legacy for building on schedule and are to thank for this historic achievement. The yard is currently at full capacity, and these launches are making way for other new and exciting projects.
The pair feature customised timeless Amels Limited Editions exteriors by legendary designer Tim Heywood. A desirable offering of the semi-custom Amels Limited Editions range is the Owner’s ability to choose their own interior. While unconnected, both Owners opted to commission Winch Design to create two unique superyachts with standout interior designs.
Once delivered, these luxurious superyachts will be used privately. However, thanks to their fluid layouts and abundance of amenities, both yachts are already well-suited to the charter market. The classic Amels Limited Editions are considered collectors’ items in the superyacht world, and the next- generation editions – the Amels 60 and Amels 80 – continue this powerful legacy.
For the Owner of the just-launched Amels 242, an eye-catching exterior colour scheme was one of the top items on his wish list. Steering away from the traditional all-white style, the Owner, together with his own independent team and Damen Yachting, researched the varieties of blue available. The team landed on a Flag blue hull and an Oyster white superstructure with the various vertical lines and stretches of windows standing out in a unique dark grey colour.
Winch Design took the blue exterior colourway and incorporated it into multiple elements throughout the interior. As guests enter through the main entranceway, they are met with a wall of semi-precious agate blue stones. To match, there are various blue marbles onboard, as well as blue mosaics scattered through the Wellness Area.
Other standout features include a dedicated Owner’s Deck with a Jacuzzi, a large aft swimming pool, Lower Deck Wellness Space and flowing spaces. Up to 12 guests can stay overnight in six staterooms and enjoy the unique dining and entertaining layouts on her multiple decks.
“The Owner wanted something different, and that is certainly what he has achieved, especially with the variety of marbles,” says Peter Dijkwel, Project Manager at Damen Yachting. “This Amels Limited Editions superyacht is a great testament to the range and its flexibility – we can make anything work with this platform. That said, we couldn’t have done it without the consistent and positive cooperation with the Owner’s representative. This yacht has been created entirely on schedule and will be delivered on time on 1st June 2024.”
As an evolution of the outstanding Amels 188, the Amels 200 is a popular ocean-going platform. The uniqueness of the Amels 200 superyacht lies in her Owner’s desire for dazzling interior touches and an adapted layout.
While on board, the Owner and his family intend to work remotely and entertain friends and family. As a result, the Owner added an additional balcony to the Main Deck and exterior bars on every deck. These are all innovative features that are unique to this Amels 200 to complement the Owner’s desire to spend extended periods at sea exploring the Mediterranean.
To see this Amels 200 at sea, she will stand out with her customised Whisper Grey hull – a colour which is subtly repeated in the exterior curves and arches, particularly around the superstructure.
“This yacht perfectly reflects the Owner’s unique vision,” explains Tom Oomkens, Project Manager at Damen Yachting. “There are many great details, for example, the windbreakers have been upgraded to feature a dark grey tone to mimic the windows. The Owner had many exciting design ideas and is experienced – which benefitted the project hugely.”