Last week, the Amels staff enjoyed their own private aurora borealis show. Unlike the famous atmospheric event, though, this light show took place in its own drydock. Aurora Borealis, the first Amels 220, showed off her lines under gleaming green lights the evening before she slipped out into daylight for the first time.
Amels previously referred to Aurora Borealis by her code name, Project Waka. The fourth offering in the Amels Limited Editions series of semi-custom megayachts, the Amels 220 emphasizes large volumes while keeping the family feel of the series. To that latter point, styling is by Tim Heywood. The British designer has, you may recall, penned the lines of every Limited Editions model since Amels announced the series more than a decade ago. To the former point, the Amels 220 has a volume exceeding 1,500 gross tons.
Measuring 220 feet (67.11 meters), Aurora Borealis is meant for an owner’s party of 14, accompanied by 15 crew plus the captain. Two of the seven guest suites have enviable positions, up on the bridge deck. Furthermore, they have balconies that beckon the guests to step outside, via French doors. Even with the doors closed, of course, the views should be enticing.
The views should be just as enticing for everyone in the sky lounge. It’s among nearly 12,400 square feet (1,150 square meters) of owner and guest space inside and outside aboard Aurora Borealis. Furthermore, friends and family can enjoy the beach club, itself quite a healthy size. It offers about 700 square feet (65 square meters) of casual waterside comfort. The owner has been working with the interior-design team at Winch Design to personalize all of these areas. (No details are available yet on the woods or stones featured, however.)
One interesting technical note regarding Aurora Borealis: She employs an energy-recovery system. This recaptures waste heat from machinery, putting it to use where possible.
Aurora Borealis remains on pace for handover by the summer.
Winch Design winchdesign.com