First Amels 80 launches
Designed by Espen Øino and Sinot, the first Amels 80 has entered the water in Romania ahead of outfitting in the Netherlands.
The first Amels 80 has splashed in Romania, 1½ years since the concept was introduced in March 2022. With the new hull and superstructure seen for the first time outside of her build shed in Galati, preparations are underway for her journey to Damen Yachting’s main shipyard in Vlissingen in the Netherlands for final outfitting.
This next-generation Amels Limited Editions is on schedule to be delivered to her new owner in 2025 as per Damen Yachting’s promise of fast delivery, as proven by over 50 Amels Limited Editions delivered to date.
Romke van der Linde, Damen Yachting’s Project Manager, said: “Today is a huge milestone in the history of our Amels Limited Editions and I can’t wait for her to arrive in Vlissingen and watch her evolve into the very special superyacht she is set to become.
“This owner is positive, driven and passionate and it’s great that we can realise this dream for him and be at the forefront of shipbuilding. What we’re creating incorporates over a century of yacht building expertise and the experience gained from the Amels Limited Editions evolution – a process I have always been proud to be a part of.”
Espen Øino designed the exterior of the 80m (261ft), 2,175GT superyacht, which features an interior by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design and has accommodation for 14 guests and 20 crew plus captain.
Øino, who also designed the Amels 60, focused on a holistic, modern exterior design for the Amels 80, while a key factor of the next-generation design is that it features sustainable materials and innovative hybrid technology.
“The Amels 80 is a design that will not age. Her modern strong lines will look as good in 10 years as the day she is delivered,” Øino said. “She is a big ship, full of features, with an impressive interior volume. She’s everything and more that you would expect from an 80m yacht. There’s a sense of scale and nothing is wasted.”
Sinot is behind the first Amels 80’s custom interiors, which will come together once the yacht arrives in Vlissingen. In line with the Amels Limited Editions concept, the Amels 80’s owner has utilised the semi-custom platform and opted for an interior that hosts a personalised layer of loose furniture and decorative elements.
Paul Costerus, Lead Designer at Sinot, said: “It’s a very neutral and natural palette. Materials are treated so that the natural characteristics remain as pure as possible. The style is distinctive and allows the owner to customise and add their personal style.”
Other features include an impressive 200sqm (2,153sqft) sun deck, a waterside beach club which opens on three sides with a nearby wellness and spa area, a dedicated owner’s deck and huge framed windows for panoramic views on the main deck. The yacht also houses a multitude of watercraft and toys and a helicopter landing area.