The biggest boat by volume in Amels’ history slid down the ways today. She did so at the hull-building facility of Damen Shipyards, Amels’ parent company, in Romania. With a volume of 2,850 gross tons, this significant-size superyacht, a private 78-meter Full Custom project, will soon set her sights on Amels’ shipyard in The Netherlands for completion.
Several members of the design and build teams were on hand for the launch, including naval architect and stylist Espen Øino. In fact, Øino says it’s been “an intense collaboration with Amels” as well as “an amazing journey so far since signing the contract in 2017.” Note that this 256-footer, a.k.a. Project 77, is entirely custom, therefore not part of the Limited Editions series. Furthermore, note that she will be crowned the largest-volume Amels despite not being its largest launch by length. Here Comes the Sun, delivered in 2017, is longer, at 273 feet (83 meters), yet her volume is 2,827 gross tons. Volume has far more implications for manning requirements, safety, and related matters than length does.
Of course, the physical attributes of this 78-meter Full Custom megayacht are still important. The owner is working with the Øino studio for the general arrangement, and Zuretti Interior Designers for the decor. So far, the latter has simply said the overall appearance will be contemporary. However, Øino is partial to some particular features the owner wanted, including the pool area on the upper deck. Even though tenders stow to each side up here, they’re cleverly hidden. Additionally somewhat hidden, balconies complement multiple staterooms. “A lot of people don’t notice this because when you look at the profile view, they’re not very visible,” he explains. “But when you draw the boat in 3D, you can see these balconies coming out.”
Guests will get to step out on them come delivery in 2021.
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