Imperial, Amels team up on 120m Project Signature


Amels – Damen Yachting will build the largest superyacht constructed in the Netherlands, with Imperial acting as the owner’s representative and build supervisor for the 120m project.

Amels and Damen Yachting shipyards have been selected to build the 120m Project Signature, the largest superyacht to be built in the Netherlands. Imperial is the owner’s representative and build supervisor of the superyacht, which has been designed by Espen Øino International and is expected to be delivered in 2025.Scheduled for delivery in 2025, the 120m Project Signature is a collaboration between Imperial, Amels and Damen Yachting, and Espen Øino International

Imperial has drawn the general arrangement with the support of Øino for design, and Amels and Damen Yachting for construction.

Project Signature has been designed to be an environmentally friendly superyacht, technically prepared for the standard Lloyds Register of Shipping EP (Environment Protection) notation. Powered by diesel-electric engines and Azipod propulsion, the superyacht will provide the lowest level of noise and vibration ever experienced on a yacht of this size, according to Monaco-based Imperial.

Imperial’s experience with 100m-plus superyachts includes being the build supervisor and then charter central agent for the 136m Flying Fox and the 107m Lana, and central agent for sale of the 106m Amadea.

Julia Stewart, Director of Imperial, said: “This day is a special one for Imperial. We confirm our leadership in the 100m-plus new construction range while proving our important knowledge helps to raise the level of our demanding and changing industry. Partnering with Amels and Damen Yachting shipyards makes sense for this project. They have a reputation of excellence and we value their high standards and results to deliver on record time.

“Collaborating with Espen Øino and his team is also a proof of excellence. Their expertise as well as their experience alongside Imperial will give a real value when it comes to serious matters. With this dream team at the helm, Project Signature will be one of the most striking, silent and advanced superyachts ever delivered.”

Project Signature marks the ninth collaboration between Imperial and Amels and Damen Yachting, who have delivered eight superyachts together since 2009.

Rose Damen, Managing Director of Amels and Damen Yachting, said: “We are extremely honoured to be selected for this major 120m superyacht project. This superyacht adds to our strong relationships with both Imperial and Espen Øino International. Everyone involved is very excited and looking forward to delivering the very best vessel for the owner.”

Espen Øino added: “We are obviously very enthusiastic to be a part of this exciting project, the largest ever built by Amels. Collaborating with the great teams from Imperial and Amels has strengthened our existing thriving relationships. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a yacht with a unique layout and a timeless external appearance blending edgy design with elegant curves. We very much look forward to seeing this impressive yacht come to life during the build process.”