Amels ended February on a high note. It launched the second Amels 242 on the last weekend of the month.
To put the project into perspective, the shipyard signed the contract with the client in September 2015. Furthermore, the first in this Limited Editions series, christened Plvs Vltra, saw her christening last spring. (On a related side note, a third Amels 242 is under construction, too.)
The shipyard has not disclosed details specific to this particular yacht, other than that the owner selected Andrew Winch Designs for the interior. Regardless, each Amels 242 has styling by Tim Heywood Design. As for interior features, buyers get a dedicated owner’s deck. It comprises about 2,580 feet (240 square meters), a wealth of space for alone time when a number of friends and family are aboard.
Speaking of friends and family, they likely will want to spend a lot of time outside. The main aft deck features a 21-foot-long (6.5-meter-long) swimming pool. It has an infinity edge, plus teak-lined areas to each side for lounge chairs. Come nighttime, the Amels 242 can still put this play space to good use, given a bar.
Unlike most megayachts, the Amels 242 situates the beach club amidships. It includes a gym, plus a sauna and a steam room. This does not mean that the aft end of the yacht goes unused, though. There’s still a swim platform deep enough for guests to await a tender to take them to shore when at anchor.
Whoever cruises with the owner should find their accommodations more than accommodating. Two couples get two VIP staterooms, complete with offices, on the same deck. The Amels 242 has three additional guest staterooms below decks.
Look for the megayacht, whose name Amels is withholding for now, to start cruising in time for the summer season.