Amels 242 Avanti sets sail from Damen shipyard
Hull six of the Amels 242 Limited Editions range has set sail from Damen’s Vlissingen City shipyard, a year after her sale.
Avanti, the newest Amels 242, has set sail after leaving the Damen Yachting’s Vlissingen City shipyard in the Netherlands, where she was built under the project name Shadow.
The sixth Amels 242 to be delivered but first to be IMO Tier III compliant, the 74m, 1,790GT superyacht eft the shipyard just a year after her sale was announced, with Moran Yacht & Ship representing the owner for the purchase and completion of the project, which was in build at time of purchase.
Based on a Tim Heywood exterior design and naval architecture by Damen Yachting, Avanti has also incorporated the additions and customisations incorporated into her predecessors.
She has been finished with an Ice Blue hull and Matterhorn White superstructure, and features custom interiors by Winch Design. Avanti accommodates 12 guests in six cabins and 19 crew, while the garage holds three tenders, two WaveRunners and a professional diving equipment set-up.
Jan van Hogerwou, Commercial Executive at Damen Yachting, said: “We would like to thank the crew and the owner’s team for their outstanding cooperation during what has been a challenging pandemic build period.
“It is always a very proud moment for everyone at Damen Yachting when one of our yachts sets sail on their maiden voyage and we wish the owner and crew of Avanti all the very best for the exciting adventures which lie ahead.”
The brokerage house has sold a customised Amels 242 superyacht, which will be the Limited Editions model’s eighth hull when delivered in 2024.