The first Amels 60 has been moved out of the Damen Yachting dry dock in Vlissingen, launching “a new era” for the Limited Editions series.
The Amels 60 heads out of the shed in Vlissingen
The first Amels 60 has been moved out of the dry dock at Damen Yachting’s Vlissingen shipyard ahead of its official launch and delivery to “an experienced Amels client” this spring. The move represented the first time the 197ft, 830GT superyacht had been seen outside since arriving at the Vlissingen shipyard in July 2021.
Rose Damen, Managing Director of Damen Yachting, said: “A new era has dawned on our Amels Limited Editions. The proven platform and Amels pedigree our owners expect – shaped for the future. This is an incredible moment not only for the owner and his team but for everyone who has been involved in bringing the Amels 60 to life. The next generation starts here. A star has emerged.”
The Amels 60, which has already sold five units, features an exterior byEspen Øino and naval architecture by Damen Yachting. Customisations for hull one include an owner-specified colour scheme featuring a metallic Pebble Grey hull, along with a superstructure in Matterhorn White and Super Jet Black.
The 197-footer features an exterior by Espen Øino
Project Manager Joppe Osté said: “She is a beautiful yacht and a wonderful first impression of the new Amels design. Her metallic hull is remarkable and it’s amazing to see how it works with the design, especially now that she is out in the daylight. It’s not just the exceptional colour, it’s the way it changes with the light and angle.”
The model features hybrid power and propulsion technology, while features include an owner’s suite balcony and space for a 9m luxury tender to be stowed on the foredeck. Hull one also features custom interiors by Winch Design inspired by a ‘home at the beach’.
Jim Dixon, Winch Design’s Director Yachts & Aviation, said: “The harmonious custom interiors capture the feel and style of a relaxed family home on the water, promoting a ‘calm atmosphere and involuntary relaxation’.
“For the most part, we’ve used pure and natural materials to emphasise the relaxed ‘home at the beach’ spirit of the interior. However, we’ve also added layers of surface interest to materials such as stones and timbers to create unique and tactile finishes.”
Hull one features a Pebble Grey hull
The Amels 60 was introduced in 2019 and redefines the look of Damen Yachting’s successful Limited Editions range, while also representing a fresh challenge for Øino, who more often works on full custom projects.
“The Amels 60 is the first Limited Editions design we have been involved with and it has been a fascinating journey thus far. The design process is somewhat different, as one is designing not for an individual client but rather for a group of potential clients, so proper market research as to what this target group is looking for is fundamental for the success of the project as a whole,” Øino said.
“Considering five Amels 60s have already been sold prior to launching the first vessel, this is a testimony to Amels and their in-depth research from which the design found its inspiration. As a design studio, having worked mostly with custom designed yachts, we are very enthusiastic and proud to be part of this very exciting programme.”