Amels 60 Entourage custom interiors revealed
Damen Yachting highlights Entourage’s custom interiors by Burdifilek and structural changes that will be reflected in future editions of the Amels 60.
Damen Yachting has revealed the custom interiors on board the 60m Entourage delivered to her owner earlier this year. As the second superyacht in the Amels 60 range, the 197ft, 830GT Entourage features an exterior design by Monaco-based Espen Øino International and naval architecture by Damen Yachting.
Each Amels 60 has a unique interior design and Entourage’s experienced owner appointed the Canadian design studio Burdifilek to create a luxurious, serene interior.
As the studio’s first superyacht project, the team at Burdifilek developed the owner’s clear brief and global vision into a tranquil and elegant home at sea.
“The owner knew exactly how he wanted to entertain and how he wanted the flow through the spaces to be. When the sun sets, the yacht transforms, shifting from day to night, evoking a completely different feeling,” says Diego Burdi, Burdifilek’s co-founder whose portfolio includes the W Hotel and New York’s Club Monaco.
“This unique opportunity led us on a journey of exploration where every design aspect of the yacht was considered at the highest level. Conceived as a floating oasis of luxury, the interiors are a playground of timeless elegance, ultimate comfort with a sense of peace conveyed through a monochromatic palette.”
Another interior highlight is the accommodation arrangement for both guests and crew. The extra-large owner’s suite on the main deck has a fold-down balcony, lounge area, two bathrooms and a neighbouring twin-bed guest suite.
With four more suites on the lower deck, Entourage can accommodate up to 12 guests. The 13 crew members are granted a modified crew area with a large laundry room and dry store.
The overall design of the Amels 60 focuses on the onboard experience, and so Burdifilek reversed the structure of the staircase to develop a more eye-catching and spacious passage.
Arie Midavaine, Project Manager at Damen Yachting, says: “I think the staircase is beautiful and very innovative.
“The structure is on the outside and tucked away, which is substantially different than previous models and gives much more space to move around. The ceilings are also beautiful and are free of domes – a feature that the owner brought in from this experience in real estate.”
The sense of freedom is maximised on the large sun deck, which has been lengthened in the aft by 1.5m and features a jacuzzi pool surrounded by sunpads, a large bar and barbecue, an alfresco dining area and a shaded L-shaped lounge.
Here, the sun awning poles were repositioned to the outside of the railing to maximise the space available.
Other dining and lounging options can be found throughout the yacht, including on the swim platform, main deck aft, the bridge-deck saloon, and a casual dining set-up in the main saloon. Owner input also led to an extended bridge deck, with the changes now set to influence future models.
Jan van Hogerwou, Damen Yachting’s Commercial Executive North America, explains: “At the request of the owner, we extended the bridge and sun decks aft, which has impacted the use of these decks in such a positive way that we decided to implement this change for all future builds.”
Other dining and lounging options can be found throughout the yacht, including on the swim platform, main deck aft, the bridge deck saloon, and a casual dining set-up in the main saloon.
The owner worked closely with Amels and build supervisors Moran Yacht & Ship to customise the project and utilise the builder’s well-balanced Limited Editions technical platform and fast build time.
Another notable change was made to the exterior styling, where the owner opted for a seamless stream of windows instead of the signature angular windows.
Sean Moran, Managing Director at Moran Yacht & Ship, says: “We’re very proud of the many customisations we were able to implement into this platform, which is a testament to the Damen Yachting engineering and production team.”
Having been represented in the original sale by Moran Yacht & Ship, the owner has appointed the US brokerage house as the charter Central Agent for Entourage.
On the foredeck, there is space for two tenders and two Yamaha WaveRunners, with additional toys such as Seabobs, wakeboards and diving equipment stored in the beach club, which has a sauna, day head and gym equipment.
The Amels 60 has been developed to carry the spirit and philosophy of the Amels Limited Editions forward to a new generation.
Designed with the environment in mind, Entourage features IMO Tier III compliant hybrid power and propulsion technology, cutting-edge equipment and technology, superior seakeeping abilities and a transatlantic range of 4,500nm.