PHOTOS: Tom van Oossanen
Megayachts are meant to roam. So, what better name to select for your new superyacht than one that reflects this purpose? The Amels 180 Nomad, which launched at the Dutch shipyard this week, makes it clear what she will do. She will do it in style, too, judging from her striking blue hull.
We first got word about this colorful Amels last year. Her blue hull isn’t the only colorful aspect, though. While her owner selected this particular shade with the input of stylist Tim Heywood as well as Amels’ own design team, the owner further chose a special color for the superstructure. It’s anthracite gray, creating an arresting contrast.
That arresting contrast means the Amels 180 Nomad will turn heads in a variety of ports and anchorages, too. In fact, Rutger Dolk, who’s part of Amels’ commercial team, said last year, “The owner was looking for proven oceangoing performance so he and his family can enjoy destinations around the world.” Twelve people in the owner’s party, along with 12 crew and the captain, have accommodations onboard.
For those accommodations, the owner selected Bonesteel Trout Hall. If the name is not familiar, it’s likely due to the design studio being a boutique residential designer. Based in California, the team had never before designed a megayacht. However, the partners do appreciate and indulge in travel, so perhaps they’ve imbued the Amels 180 Nomad with that spirit. Amels has not revealed either interior renderings or details on what the decor entails. Regardless, with a beam of 31 feet (9.4 meters), along with a handful of fold-down balconies, the yacht should look and feel spacious.
Nomad will remain at the shipyard for final outfitting, which will take a few more weeks. On a related note, the next available delivery date for a new Amels 180 is springtime 2022.
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