Tim Heywood has a strong prediction for the Amels 200, whose first hull has just rolled out of her outfitting bay. “I believe her delicate, fluid lines will prove to be timeless, and she will still look as attractive in 50 years’ time.”
An evolution of the Amels 188, which led to a few deliveries, this latest Limited Editions series features Heywood’s styling work, combined with Reymond Langton Design’s interior work. She’s not merely larger, however, despite being 197 feet (60 meters) LOA. Firstly, her volume is greater, 1,105 gross tons, compared to 970. Secondly, Heywood points to “the many winding surfaces.” These structural features interplay with natural light and sunlight, creating shadings and reflections augmenting her character.
The extra length does benefit the yacht, of course. Overall, the Amels 200 spreads the additional space throughout the guest and owners’ areas. These same areas gain larger windows, too. In fact, the owners’ suite has floor-to-ceiling glass. Outside, meanwhile, the aft decks especially become a bit more roomy and thereby more comfortable for casual conversation, cocktails, and more. Even the swim platform benefits.
With accommodations for 12 in the owners’ party, the Amels 200 additionally has a four-deck elevator connecting the interior decks. These include the sundeck, which further has an enclosed, air-conditioned gym. Finally, the megayacht has hybrid power.
“There are many features of this design that bring a smile to my face,” Heywood concludes. “The many flying buttresses, the complex winding surfaces, the upturned deck ends, the integrated life rafts, the sculptural mast and the complex stern, all form a harmonious design that sits securely in her environment, of which I am extremely proud.”
The final finishing touches are being applied while the yacht sits in the water. Delivery takes place this summer.
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