Come 2016, Amels will hand over the first Limited Editions Amels 242 megayacht. LOA is 242’8”, or 74 meters, and styling is by Tim Heywood, who has penned the exterior of the other Limited Editions yachts.
As a reminder, the Limited Editions megayachts were created by Amels to give clients quicker delivery times than fully custom projects by incorporating proven engineering and design platforms. The models available are the Amels 188, Amels 199 (which debuted at the just-concluded Monaco Yacht Show), Amels 212, Amels 242, and Amels 272. The set naval architecture platform and styling does not mean that the Limited Editions projects can’t be customized, however. The Dutch shipyard still allows owners plenty of input into the layout and interior design.
The first Amels 242—one of nine Limited Editions under construction, it’s interesting to note—will feature interior design by Andrew Winch. One of the highlights is sure to be the 2,583-square-foot (240-square-meter) owner’s deck. The Amels 242 positions the sleeping area fully forward, for panoramic views, a separate office, and a lounge aft that leads out to a spacious alfresco area. It’s easy to imagine the megayacht’s owner will want to make the lounge an indoor-outdoor area, something common on many projects this days, by keeping the sliding glass doors between it and the alfresco space open on occasion.
Able to accommodate 19 crew, two staff members, and 14 passengers total, the Amels 242 will also have two VIPs on the main deck that promise to rival the master suites aboard some smaller yachts. Each will include an office and a lounging area. Given the megayacht’s 40-foot (12.25-meter) beam, the rest of the interior should prove plenty comfortable.
The owner’s party will further get to enjoy a 21-foot-long (6.5-meter-long) pool on the main aft deck, a spa with a sauna and steam room on the lower deck, and of course a variety of watertoys that can be boarded from the beach club.
Amels expects the Amels 242, displacing 1,725 gross tons, to achieve a best range of 5,000 nautical miles at 13 knots, with top end slightly higher, 16½ knots.
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