Second Amels 60 launched in Netherlands


The second Amels 60 superyacht has been launched in Vlissingen, where she showed off windows customised for the owner.


Amels, 60, Vlissingen, Netherlands, launch, Damen Yachting, Moran Yacht & Ship, Espen Øino, Arie Midavaine

The Amels 60 emerges from the build shed where she arrived in July 2021


The second Amels 60, known as Project Witchcraft, has emerged from the Amels and Damen Yachting drydock in Vlissingen, marking the start of the final build phase ahead of delivery to her owner this autumn.

After Amels 6002 was rolled out of the build shed where she had spent the last 12 months since arriving for outfitting, onlookers were able to see the 197-footer’s colour scheme and a notable change to the exterior styling of the signature windows, customised for the owner.

oran Yacht & Ship, which has represented the owner throughout the build, stated: “We are truly excited to see Project Witchcraft emerge from the finishing shed and into the water for the first time.  This milestone is always a special moment in the construction schedule.

“Moran Yacht & Ship are 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. The entire owner’s team is looking forward to the final stages of production and moving towards another successful delivery.”


Amels, 60, Vlissingen, Netherlands, launch, Damen Yachting, Moran Yacht & Ship, Espen Øino, Arie Midavaine

The second Amels 60 features customised windows


The Amels 60 features naval architecture by Damen Yachting, exterior design by Espen Øino and a customised “light, airy interior” by the owner’s chosen interior designer.

The yacht has a volume of 830GT, accommodates 12 guests and 12 crew, and features hybrid power and propulsion technology. Outdoor areas include the large sun deck, swim platform and folding owner’s suite balcony, while there’s space on the foredeck for a 9m luxury tender to be stowed.

Arie Midavaine, Damen Yachting Project Manager, said: “Watching 6002 head outside for the first time signifies everything the team has achieved since she arrived here in Vlissingen last July. And by team, I mean everyone involved in making this milestone happen – the Damen Yachting team, the owner’s team and all our co-workers.

“It’s down to the great collaboration between all these parties that we’re standing here admiring this stunning new 60m in the daylight and open air. I am looking forward to the final outfitting phase now and getting her out on the water.”