When it comes to megayachts, people tend to think of “biggest” and “largest” in terms of length. To be clear, 256 feet (78 meters), the length of the newest yacht project signed Amels, is indeed big. However, what really makes her big—the largest Amels come delivery, you can safely say—is her volume. With styling by Espen Øino, she’ll be about 2,850 gross tons.
A custom yacht (not a Limited Editions offering), the 256-footer is “a particularly significant contract,” explains Rose Damen, Amels’ commercial director. The shipyard’s in-house teams are handling naval architecture and engineering. As for what Espen Øino is giving her, note the foredeck pool and sunning space in the rendering above. Unfortunately, though, Amels is not divulging many other details about the design at this point. The few facts that are public, though, are still quite interesting.
For one, Espen Øino and Amels have not previously collaborated on either a fully custom or semi-custom megayacht. Besides creating the exterior design, the studio also worked alongside the owner for the general arrangement. Another noteworthy fact, Zuretti Interior Designers is working with the owner, too, yet another firm that previously has not worked with Amels. François Zuretti of the design company states that the 256-footer will complement his portfolio of yachts that are “contemporary, comfortable, functional vessels with distinct ethnic notes.”
To get back to the gross tonnage again, consider this. Delivered last year, Here Comes the Sun is the Dutch builder’s biggest boat by length. LOA: 272 feet (83 meters). As voluminous as she is, however, she’s just shy of the volume expected for this new contract. Here Comes the Sun has a gross tonnage of 2,827.