As she sat inside her covered drydock at the Amels shipyard, Project Waka floated on her lines for the first time. The major milestone, which took place on March 16, represented a further milestone for the Dutch builder. Project Waka is the first megayacht in the Amels 220 series, part of its Limited Editions offerings.
The series name comes from her length, 220 feet (67.1-meter). Since each Limited Editions model offers a set technical platform, each further offers faster delivery compared to fully custom construction. The Project Waka platform, for example, incorporates twin Caterpillar diesels, for an expected 17-knot top speed. In addition, she should achieve a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12½ knots. The yacht also employs an energy-recovery system aboard. (The so-called waste heat from some machinery does not dissipate. Instead, another system captures it and uses it.) Additionally noteworthy, the full-displacement yacht has a volume of 1,518 gross tons.
Just like the other Limited Editions models, the Amels 220 has Tim Heywood’s styling. Inside, meanwhile, Project Waka’s owner has been working with yet another UK studio, Winch Design. Although specifics on marbles and other materials aren’t available, the yacht offers accommodations for 14 people, in seven suites. Project Waka also has an enviable beach club. It offers nearly 700 square feet (65 square meters) of relaxation and activity. Activity here can come from hopping aboard the assortment of watertoys. They include two 27-foot (8-meter) tenders. Overall, Project Waka has about 12,380 square feet (1,150 square meters) inside and outside.
Project Waka remains on schedule for delivery before summertime. On a related note, Amels says that newly signed Amels 220s will see delivery starting in springtime 2022.
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