Amels announced a new order for a 78-metre custom superyacht, the biggest project ever built at the yard facilities. Signed at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, the new 2,850 GT superyacht is scheduled for launch in 2021.
The result of a new collaboration between Espen Oeino and Amels, the new 78-metre custom superyacht project is putting the new full-custom direction of the shipyard in the global spotlight.
“This is a particularly significant contract for Amels and a great compliment for our Full Custom team,” commented Rose Damen, Amels Commercial Director. “All of us at Amels are looking forward to working with the owner’s team and the yacht’s designers to create this beautiful new custom yacht with the absolute highest quality that Amels is renowned for.”
“For our team it is the first time we have collaborated with Amels on a yacht project,” explained Espen Oeino. “We are very impressed by the know-how and professionalism that the Amels custom yachts team have displayed during the design development and negotiations and look forward to working together towards making this vessel a unique custom yacht we all can be proud of.”
The interior styling of the yacht will be designed by François Zuretti. “We are very proud of the trust that the owner and Amels shipyard have placed in us when selecting our design studio to take part in this project,” he commented. “Being involved with the new generation of custom-made Amels yachts is yet another great opportunity to pursue our commitment to developing unique yachts that are also contemporary, comfortable, functional vessels with distinct ethnic notes.”
The new full-custom direction of Amels brings a dedicated Full Custom Team to the project, developing Naval Architecture and Engineering.
Amels Manager Projects Custom Building Roeland Berrevoets, who led the development of the project at Amels, said: “This new Amels project is a large volume yacht with a demanding specification that will once again showcase what we are capable of in large yacht building. We have invested a lot of time and resources to develop our team and our facilities in Vlissingen for full custom building, so it’s very rewarding to start building the biggest Amels yacht so far.”