La Datcha is among several megayachts that you can visit as part of an invitation-only VIP event at Amels. In a first for the shipyard, it’s hosting an intimate, boat-show-like showcase, the Amels and Damen Yachting Private View 2020.
From September 17 to 19, about 10 megayachts spanning the traditional Amels offerings, the SeaXplorers, and Yacht Support vessels will be on hand. The event is the result of the major shows like the Monaco Yacht Show cancelling. “It’s great to see how clients have embraced virtual technology during the last few months, but in our business nothing can replace the opportunity to step on board,” says Rose Damen, Damen Yachting’s managing director. She adds, “By hosting them at our yard, we can ensure maximum comfort, safety, and privacy, with a very limited number of VIP guests invited.” Additionally, making arriving and departing easier, the Amels shipyard, in Vlissingen, has an on-site helipad.
So far, the Amels and Damen Yachting Private View 2020 includes an Amels 242, part of the Amels Limited Editions series. In fact, one happens to be in build currently, set for delivery next year. On a related subject, Plvs Vltra was the first Amels 242.
Besides the Amels 242, the showcase includes Blue Ocean, a 180-foot (55-meter) Yacht Support design. The Yacht Support lineup has attracted owners seeking a shadow yacht and those who want an intrepid-looking primary yacht.
As mentioned above, La Datcha will be at the yard, too. She provides Amels and Damen Yachting Preview 2020 clients the chance to see the first SeaXplorer design. The 253-footer (77-meter) provides the chance to book charter dates during her world cruise, too, which starts next year.
If you receive an invitation but cannot personally attend, the team will arrange VIP virtual tours of the yachts. Details and further information is being updated at a dedicated webpage.
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