The Amels Limited Editions megayachts keep coming. An Amels 180, the “smallest” in the six-series range, will see hand over next summer.
The reason the owner commissioned the megayacht is pretty straightforward. “The owner was looking for proven oceangoing performance so he and his family can enjoy destinations around the world,” says Rutger Dolk, a member of the Amels commercial team. The shipyard does not disclose the owner’s cruising plans. However, Dolk adds, “We can’t wait to see this custom Amels 180 cruising in the beautiful Exumas or across to the Pacific.” He goes on to say that this is just what other previous deliveries in the series have done.
Wherever she chooses to cruise, this Amels 180 will stand out from the crowd. The owner collaborated with stylist Tim Heywood as well as Amels’ own design team for the striking color combinations outside. Specifically, the superstructure is anthracite grey, complementing and contrasting with a rich blue hull. While the blue calls attention close to the waterline, the grey highlights the Amels 180’s bridge deck and sundeck.
Similarly, the owner, as well as his family, has taken an active role in the interior design. Here, Bonesteel Trout Hall, a California company, is handling the decor. Its specialty is private residences, so the megayacht may be its first yacht project. Regardless, the studio’s partners share a love of travel, which helps inspire them when it comes to design. In addition, Bonesteel Trout Hall is working with the Amels staff on the interior of the 671-gross-ton yacht.
While the yacht has just a few months to go before completion, another Amels 180 just found an owner. She’s already under construction, too, anticipated for delivery in 2020. Naturally, she’ll have the features her sisterships do, including a balcony in the owner’s suite and a 1,938-square-foot (180-square-meter) sundeck.