Bergen, Norway does not typically come to mind for a megayacht destination, but that is where the newest Amels, the 196’9″ (60-meter) Event, headed for her maiden voyage. She was seen there last week.
Event is the first Limited Editions 199 series. At her christening a few weeks back, Amels revealed just the tiniest glimpse of her superstructure and, as if to tease everyone in the media, described her design as being avant garde. As these photos reveal, the megayacht is definitely different. From the dramatic swoops and slopes of her profile to the round ports scattered along her sides, right back to the three round ports gracing her transom (below), Event commands attention. Tim Heywood paired a super-sharp bow with reverse tumblehome, too. All in all, if you are a student of superyacht design, you will see elements reminiscent of other Heywood projects, even dating back to his years (20 in all) working for the late Jon Bannenberg.
Bergen is a popular jumping-off point for a visit to Norway’s famed fjords, so perhaps Event and her owner will explore them over the next few weeks. It’s worth noting that increasingly, megayachts are making visits to the northern climes in summertime. Some owners and their guests feel the traditional locales in the Med are too crowded, or they have already visited them enough and wish to go somewhere else with abundant natural beauty. Then, of course, there’s the famed midnight sun; imagine taking a dip off the swim platform at a time when your friends back home are all sleeping.