Launched in the waters at the start of 2015, the 60 metre superyacht Madame Kate by Dutch shipyard Amels debuted at the last Monaco Yacht Show.
Madame Kate’s project began in early 2013, when the owner started seeking for a first class shipyard which could quickly deliver a high quality yacht. After visiting Amels in Vlissingen, the Owner was convinced that the Limited Editions yacht, the 60-metre Amels 199 concept, was what he was looking for. However, he had a long list of modifications to the layout and design. Since then the Owner’s team and crew, headed by the owner’s representative Benoit Faure from Yachting Concept and Captain Daniel Sola, worked together with the Amels project team to complete Madame Kate with the highest Amels quality.
“The Owner is absolutely delighted with Madame Kate,” noted Faure “Of course, the Tim Heywood design is very eye-catching and generates a lot of attention. But the Owner has also remarked on the level of quality on board, which is exactly the giant leap up that he wanted.”
Based on the same concept as Event superyacht, the first hull of Limited Edition 199, the Tim Heywood designed Madame Kate features a different layout arrangement (including tailoring outside areas and the relocation the galley from the lower deck to the main deck) and design features that sets her apart from her 60 metre sister.
Her elegant yet striking lines are dressed in a unique non-metallic pearlescent white paint finish which shines bright in sunlight, while an elaborate lighting system above and below the waterline that can also change colour makes her sparkle with elegance at night.
Designed by Laura Sessa, the interior is just as stunning as the exterior: it won the Interior Design Award at the Monaco Yacht Show. The full beam stateroom, located forward on main deck, has been decorated with a relaxing mix of colours and patterns that create a homely environment with amazing views on either side through four enormous portholes. Two further VIP guest suites are found on bridge deck, with another three guest staterooms placed on the lower deck.
Outdoor spaces and equipment
Madame Kate boasts magnificent outdoor spaces, featuring an ample Beach Club, sauna, Turkish steam bath and swimming platform. A touch-and-go helipad and an 8-metre limo-tender are stored in the foredeck garage, offering endless cruising possibilities to the yacht’s owners and guests.