Just four days into the New Year, the Amels 242 Synthesis departed The Netherlands for her delivery journey. Besides being for a repeat customer, the megayacht marks the 40th Limited Editions Amels to be handed over since 2005.
The 242 series, which debuted with the delivery of Plvs Vltra in 2016, offers cruisers a total of six staterooms for the owners and guests, along with accommodations for 19 crewmembers. Naturally, the master suite occupies a significant amount of deck space, specifically part of an entire owners’ deck. The deck includes a hot tub forward outside, too. When relaxing with friends and family, meanwhile, the owner can enjoy a swimming pool on the elongated main aft deck. Additionally, everyone can enjoy more splashing straight into the ocean from the swim platform, which is just off the wellness/spa area.
At 242’9” (74 meters) LOA, with an equally roomy beam of 40 feet (12.45 meters), the Amels 242 Synthesis has an impressive volume of 1,790 gross tons. All of this lends itself well to customization, a hallmark of the series. Unfortunately, Damen Yachting has not disclosed exactly what soft goods, or general arrangement, the owner requested. However, it does say that the owner worked with Winch Design. It also says the owner wanted to break with tradition in terms of the usual deck layouts. Furthermore, for the same purpose, he wanted to truly blend interior areas into exterior spaces, especially through dedicated dining and entertaining areas.
“It has been a wonderful experience to welcome back our client,” Rose Damen, managing director of Damen Yachting, says. She points, too, to how the owner was able to customize multiple areas yet still receive delivery within 12 months’ time. “It is a fantastic example of what our Limited Editions concept is all about,” Damen adds.
The owner of the Amels 242 Synthesis plans a worldwide cruising schedule. Keep your eyes open for her, along with her helicopter and 30-foot (9-meter) tenders. She should enjoy a 5,000-nautical-mile range at 12½ knots and achieve a top speed of 16½ knots.
Damen Yachting damenyachting.com
Winch Design winchdesign.com